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Breathtaking little surprise

We came here for lunch after doing the Waitomo glow worm cave tour. What a Hidden Gem! The grounds... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
lilsnipper102
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San Diego, California
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Glorious Spring colour - don't miss it. Worth visiting for Autumn colour too.

Our garden cub visited Cross Hills early in November. We were lucky to have the bonus of a fine day... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
GrannyG45
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Feb 10, 2018
“Breathtaking little surprise”
Dec 7, 2016
“Glorious Spring colour - don't miss it. Worth visiting for Autumn colour too.”
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We came here for lunch after doing the Waitomo glow worm cave tour. What a Hidden Gem! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and the owners had a spectacular lunch prepared for all of us! Not only was the food amazing but everything around us from...More

Thank lilsnipper102
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Our garden cub visited Cross Hills early in November. We were lucky to have the bonus of a fine day in the middle of wet weather. Cross Hills is well set up to cater for visitors by coach (pre-booking essential) of private vehicle. The cafe...More

Thank GrannyG45
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The owners allowed us to stay overnight in our motorhome and didn't charge except the garden entry fee. Large garden that we strolled around on arrival in the late afternoon then walked with attention the next day. They were very busy with bus loads. Purchased...More

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Never seen such enormous, and beautiful, rhododendrons. Just the right time to visit. $10 pp entry seems a bit steep but well worth it. Had good exercise climbing the undulations. At least two hours is required to see all areas. A large range of Rhodies...More

Thank Geoff P
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Cross Hills is the second of two Rhododendron gardens in Kimbolton, which at 1,700 feet above sea level is the ideal environment for the beautiful rhododendrons and other hill and mountain loving plants such as conifers or maples. There is a beautiful landscaped Japanese style...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2014

This garden has stunning displays of rhododendrons and other plants particularly conifers. We visited on the last weekend in November and there were still lots of rhododendrons at their best and the deciduous azaleas were fantastic. There is a cafe open October and November. There...More

Thank Heather M
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