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Capel Manor Gardens

Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ, England
+44 845 612 2122
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Great value visit

Enjoyed a stroll around the Capel Manor Gardens just of the M25 junc 25. £6 for adults on entry... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
henlowboy
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Mother’s Day Treat

A lovely surprise from my son and future daughter in law for a mother’s day visit Tranquil gardens... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Sue F
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  • Excellent62%
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  • Average7%
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“themed gardens” (17 reviews)
“own garden” (9 reviews)
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Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ, England
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+44 845 612 2122
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a stroll around the Capel Manor Gardens just of the M25 junc 25. £6 for adults on entry with large area`s to walk around . Different garden displays , a fairy forest for the kids, small lakes, and some animals to see. A café...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

A lovely surprise from my son and future daughter in law for a mother’s day visit Tranquil gardens and not too far from home. Easy to find, good parking although may be difficult during busy periods. Very good map to help you find your way...More

Thank Sue F
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to go for a run, or bike ride, out with the family for a picnic or just chill on your own to wind down.

Thank Katie B
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

We met up with Family At Capel Manor as a half way place between our respective homes to exchange Christmas gifts. Despite it being Mid Winter we were pleasantly surprised by what we found. Our Granddaughter wanted to see all the animals and loved the...More

Thank Olwyn H
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is a really great gardens with lots of little show gardens and interesting plants. There is a maze and ponds and its really quite varied. It has a growing animal section with meerkats, ponies and birds - the enclosures aren't very photo friendly but...More

Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

My Wife and I live here in ENFIELD and therefore we are vey familiar and very lucky to have with the facility of the gardens on our door step! Ever since the conceptual idea of the constructing a totally new living exhibition of garden development...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

We to Classic Car event and took advantage to have a very lovely wander around gardens & grounds. Maybe an idea to add 'you are here' on maps in the grounds, it is quite a confusing layout to get your bearings and we got a...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Took my 2 year old today. We both really enjoyed it. Stunning gardens. Had a lake with poi fish. Fairy garden, Japanese garden, historical gardens and many other themes. There was also a maze which my son enjoyed. Cheap to visit too! They also have...More

Thank Andrianna D
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Spent a wonderful relaxing few hours strolling round and among beautiful garden settings, trees and even a small collection of animals. Great for all the family. Only complaint is that the printed guide could be more detailed as it is easy to get lost.

Thank Roger O
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

This is a great place to see some of the old Chelsea gardens and others by past students and garden desginers I get loads of ideas to dream about. I love the Italian garden and the Queen Mother garden the diffrences in styles and planning...More

Thank Chailey L
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DrDowbigginOBE, Manager at Capel Manor Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Hi Thank you for this and I might add that lots of people who visit to get ideas actually come back and do a course or two as then you really get ideas (and lots ofm advice) Bests Steve Dowbiggin OBE Retired Principal

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Bosco D
June 30, 2016|
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Response from EnfieldPeter | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of the national bee count but we get loads of bees in our garden in Enfield. They seem to particularly like our large purple flowered Hebe shrub in the front garden but go to lots of the other plants as... More
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Margaret B
June 11, 2016|
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Response from bobbypiggins | Reviewed this property |
It's very worth a visit,also if you don't fancy paying the superb Myddlton house gardens (+forty hall)are free and only quarter of mile away just past piedbull pub
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DrDowbigginOBE
Hi Paul, I am the principal at Capel Manor college and we were very concerned with and upset about your comments posted on trip advisor. As you can see we generally attract very good comments and your comments are quite at variance with others visiting at the same time. I am not sure if you realise that we are a charity and we rely on income from visitors to help us offer education and training to over 2,000 students. as I am sure you are aware any garden is a living thing and as such has moods and periods when it is being prepared or revitalised. As it happens I am puzzled by some of your comments. For exam[le there is no record of the Japanese garden being closed since its refurbishment was completed several weeks ago so I would be interested in when you visited and why you thought it was closed (the senior gardener on duty on Sunday 5th and other staff are quite clear that the Japanese garden was open on that day. There is a programme for dead heading roses where appropriate and we are following this. Also some ramblers climbers and rugosa's are deliberately left as they produce hips which are ornamental in the autumn. A lot of he gardens are sponsored and also won medals at Chelsea. Your comment re clashing colours is subjective and personal and one of the things we pride ourselves on is our diversity and the fact that everyone seems to find something they like when they visit. We are also surprised about your comment that the gardens are repetitive as this is the exact opposite to the normal comments. Also we have just experienced a heat wave and that has put strain on the gardens. We would like to thank you for taking the time to comment and would be happy to meet you sometime to explain more about what we are doing and what we hope to achieve. best wishes Steve Dowbiggin Principal
July 7, 2015|
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Response from wheelieHertfordshire | Reviewed this property |
I have been to Capel Manor. I love it there. I love to walk around the grounds. The colours, the peace and quiet. There are s many interesting things to see. They hold regular event days. The college is renown and the work... More
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