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The Foxglove Spires Gardens

282 Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba, New South Wales 2546, Australia
+61 2 4473 7375
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Worth a visit but a work in progress

The gardens are in a beautiful location and parts are well looked after but don’t expect them to be... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
westernsydney
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Sydney Australia
via mobile
Let down by the attitude

My partner and I have visited the gardens in the past. We thought they were so lovely and we were... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Tsmith445
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Merimbula, Australia
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  • Excellent29%
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“hard work” (2 reviews)
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282 Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba, New South Wales 2546, Australia
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

The gardens are in a beautiful location and parts are well looked after but don’t expect them to be immaculately kept everywhere. The arbor at the front of the property is very special and the lake is picturesque. The owner gave us a short talk...More

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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for your review westernsydney. Yes definitely a work in progress, but the work......so enjoyable. Thank you again.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I have visited the gardens in the past. We thought they were so lovely and we were always greeted with a warm smile. There has always been a fee to come in which is understandable and we wouldn’t expect to go through...More

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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Dear Let down by attitude "Smith", The gardens are beautiful and we are happy to share them with other. I nor my partner have EVER complained about visitors not having the right change, we are only too happy to have people visit the garden and...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This garden is somewhere you can loose yourself in the sense of tranquility.The meandering path that open into surprise vistas make this garden unique.A continual work in progress that is nutured by its dedicated owners.I highly recommend a stop for a stroll in the garden...More

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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thank you Bronwynfay, So glad you enjoyed the garden.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

My partner and I enjoyed a lovely overnight stay, and walked through the beautiful peaceful gardens, prior to our trip home to the Illawarra. We have nothing but praise and admiration for the owners for there dedication and hard work, for the gardens, and also...More

1  Thank Marilyn R
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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your over night stay with us and the garden. Hope to see you again. Warm regards, Lyn & Robert.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

I can see that the gardens have been amazing in the past and will be again in the future. Unfortunately in the current state I think $9 per adult is unreasonable. It is also disappointing to see the sarcastic and rude comments from the owners...More

1  Thank Natasha B
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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear "So much potential", Yes, everyone has potential. some never use it, they are the ones too busy sitting back criticising others. If you spent every spare moment of your day working at something you love doing and know how good it is at the...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

After reviewing the website we were excited to go and visit and walk the “ acres of exquisite gardens “....not the case. Some areas were nice but mostly the gardens are not well kept and overgrown with weeds. I can see the owners are very...More

2  Thank Patrick B
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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Dear BYO Roundup. Yes you are to blame for your disappointment. You should not have come. No need for us to write a defensive response, it’s just calling a spade, a spade. Why didn’t you bring the round up? Always looking for volunteers. But then...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

we used to go the gardens quite a lot after the reaction from the new owners to people using their right to have a say we wont be back i think these owners are very rude in a tourist orientated business you would think the...More

5  Thank Tracey H
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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Dear Rude and Nasties, No bad reviews since the Nursery closed, but low and behold another nasty review and guess what, the nursery is, as always, mentioned. Even if it is to say it has finally gone. A little tip, spell check and a few...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visiting these lovely gardens was definitely one of the highlights of our trip around the South Coast. It’s an absolutely stunning mix of gorgeous, blossoming trees, punctuated with subtle and carefully tended smaller plants, with all the standout features cleverly arranged...More

1  Thank Jakey H
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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you so much for your encouraging review, always lovely hearing positive feed back. We are so please you enjoyed the garden. Hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Last time in 2011 we visited this garden, on Wednesday 18th we again visited this garden and was disappointed with the condition. As you entered the garden there was a nursery so you could buy plants from the garden that you had seen and there...More

3  Thank norm w
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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Please don't be sorry we are so pleased you won't be back, I remember you both well, you begrudgingly paid me the small fee of $9.00. I don't know why you bothered, you obviously saw no nursery or shops. Now that we collect the entry...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Loved the gardens, lots of beautiful corners and colour, the big arbour is spectacular. If you love gardens, especially English & European style, don't miss it.

1  Thank Ontherocks35
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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your review. So pleased that someone who likes the garden actually came to trip advisor. It's usually only the complainers. Thank you once again.

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