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Islay House Community Gardens

1 Main St, Bridgend PA44 7PA, Scotland
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A secret garden

This was one of the first places we visited on our Islay trip. Coming through the gate was a... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Janet N
,
Leeds, United Kingdom
Fresh Veg

What a massive garden, always visit day before we return to the mainland to get lovely fresh... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Sandra F
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East Kilbride, Scotland
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“secret garden” (3 reviews)
“strawberries” (3 reviews)
“pick your own” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Main St, Bridgend PA44 7PA, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This was one of the first places we visited on our Islay trip. Coming through the gate was a revalation-not what we expected at all. We were made very welcome by everybody working that day and made our contribution by releasing birds trapped in the...More

Thank Janet N
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

What a massive garden, always visit day before we return to the mainland to get lovely fresh vegetables. What a lot of hard work.

Thank Sandra F
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were staying at the Islay House, on whose grounds this garden is located. It's a very impressive community garden, and fruits and vegetables can be picked, weighed out and paid for on the honor system. We found ourselves going back a couple times to...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nice looking veg and fruit. Pricey but fresh. Would recommend if you wanted good local fresh produce. The ground are lovely and does need work but they are getting there and I celebrate the hard work that is being done.

Thank Louise S
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We always visit here and see many improvements over the years. It has an honesty box policy, very unusual in this day and age. The strawberries are what we go for and they are excellent, pick your own and leave the money in the box....More

Thank campbell2638
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We found the Gardens when we were wandering around from our hotel, Islay House, that is adjacent. We've been heavily involved in establishing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the United States and so we appreciated what we saw here. For the average tourist, this might...More

Thank EagleEyeBoston
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Must have been good at some time but now a mass of weeds and it is difficult to see any plants or vegetables

Thank Valmakin
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Best part was opening the door in the wall and being overwhelmed by the scale of what's behind. Beautiful dilapidation and ongoing care to look after the gardens. Well worth a visit.

Thank Surfthemaze
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went over there when we discovered a reference to it in a local eatery menu so we though we might investigate, my other half is a head gardener of an Estate in Devon and is often disappointed with what she sees , and I...More

Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

We walked round this lovely, part walled garden. As a community garden you take produce that is available and pay in the 'honesty box'. What a gem, well worth a visit.

Thank lakelover908
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