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“a little local gem”

The Salutation Gardens
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a little local gem”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

Do visit this garden. Inspired planting, all year round interest. Pretty (private) house as a back drop - one leaves feeling one has visited a private garden as a family guest.

Visited September 2011
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Suffolk
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful, even in winter!”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

We took a stroll through the gardens in December and you could imagine how lovely they would be in summer. Really well done with metal artwork in places, like deer, horses, seals and chickens. Lovely!

Visited December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Pure delight”
Reviewed November 16, 2011

Take time out to venture into a wonderfully maintained and restored Jekyll garden. Located in the fabulous grounds of The Salutation estate (by Lutyens). You could spend half the day here wondering around and enjoying the garden and then stop for tea and visit the gift shop and nursery. Well worth a visit or two.

Visited November 2011
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Beware the mosquitoes”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

We visited on a lovely sunny day in September and were disappointed with the garden.

Although there were lots of gardeners they obviously don't like weeding or vegetables. The kitchen garden was a mess, lots of dying plants.

I'm a novice gardener and like to know what I'm looking at but there weren't many labels, luckily one shrub I really liked was on sale so I was able to find out what it was.

The garden is liberally scattered with metal "sculptures" which were endearing at first, but they were totally spoilt by the price tags attached to each one.

About half-way around my husband noticed I was being bitten by a mosquito, it wasn't until later that day that I realised that there had been more than one and I had made a good meal. If youi react badly to bites please wear some repellent or don't go.

At the end of our stroll we fancied a cup of tea but the tearoom was closed. Strange way to run a business.

Visited September 2011
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kent
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133 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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“A good alternative to Sissinghurst.”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

This lovely garden is extrememly well tended and has a vast number of interesting plants. Although much smaller than Sissinghurst, it is also far less crowded. Gardens have been planted with great care and thought, the yellow and white "rooms" were in full bloom and an absolute delight. However the kitchen garden and vegatable garden were facinating, as these gardens used flowering plants amoung the veggies and herbs, which was both imaginative and instructive. The excess vegatables are also sold here.
The paths are wide and kept free of clutter, so allowing good access for people who may have mobility issues.
The gardening team ( including trainees) were very helpful and when asked, provided more information about the different species.
Had a lovely lunch, reasonably priced and excellent quality, using organically grown veggies from the gardens.
Wished I had time ( and appetite) for the cream tea, as the cakes looked absolutely delicious.
Car parking was in a public car park at 80 p an hour.

Visited August 2011
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