Definitely not a child friendly place! Even though I had paid for 4 adults for afternoon tea and garden entrance my 3yr old grandson was ignored. Not offered a drink? I had to ask for his voucher for the gardens I was asked have you paid for him? Well yes I had in fact I had paid an adult price!! Talk about making you feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. If you want to go somewhere where the staff look down their noses at you go ahead.
Garden staff were completely different what a shame that the cafe staff spoilt this lovely family afternoon out.
Delightful little nurseries, team room, gift shop and gardens. The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. The team room serves a wide range of lunches and cakes which are welcomed after a leisurely walk around the gardens. The gardens themselves aren't large but contain a whole range of planting and features; a treasure trail and Harry Potter themed areas for the kids too. The nurseries left a little to be desired this weekend but after the winter weather of late it's not a surprise; in spring it boats a range of bedding and herbaceous plants to tempt any keen gardener. Well worth a visit for any locals or if you are passing and fancy a cake with a view.
Would like to say to all the staff. A very big thank you. We had our wedding reception in there summer house on 25th April. The ladies dressed the area up so very pretty and the garden team put beautiful pants in and out side. Food was lovely scones and cake went down with second and third helpings. Once again thank you for helping to make our day
My daughter booked this with a Groupon offer, entrance to gardens and high tea for four. She rang and asked were they able to cater for her Mom who is gluten and dairy intolerant. She was told not a problem. However, when we sat down for tea the waitress said there wasn't a problem with the sandwiches but they had gluten free or dairy free but no gluten AND dairy wifefree.My only ate one of the scones she was given and unfortunately seems to have had a reaction to it last night and today. The rest of us were fine and the gardens were stunning but they really must get there act together with regard to food intolerances. You cannot advertise that you supply gluten and dairy free if in fact you don't, the two separately but not together. A lovely day was spoilt by my wife's reaction last night and today. Please Whitlenge GET IT RIGHT for your customers.
This was our first time and it won't be the last. We went on a hot sunny day to see their mini gardens, they were great. There are about 21 little garden's, ending on top of a hill with fantastic views. Good garden centre and a great restaurant and staff. Too hot inside, but plenty of seating outside.
Found it by chance, literally driving past and called in for a breakfast... very good, decent portions to, and polite staff.
A quiet corner of green space. Found lots of ideas to enhance our own garden. Great emphasis on bringing nature back to your own back yard. Spent a peaceful afternoon here, quite quiet, probably due to the weather forecast.
Visited here a few years ago, it seems to have gone a little down hill since then.
It was a baking hot day when we visited this time, but it was very quiet.
There is a lovely tea room, but the quality of the food and drink is nowhere as good as it used to be. The cakes are only average and the coffee is very much on the weak side. They used to do a lovely home made fresh milkshake!, sadly no more.
The gardens are £4.50 per adult to walk round, not the best value but not too over the top either. We had the benefit of a beautiful day so things always seem better. There are some nice flowers and shrubs with little hide aways, water fearures and unexpected ornaments. Everything just seemed a bit tired though.
The plants they had for sale in the nursery section though were terrible, most looked half dead.
The staff are all pleasant and friendly.
It was a nice couple of hours spent there, but I wouldn't visit again.
A shame as it could be really good.