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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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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 today
Tsmith445
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Merimbula, Australia
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Relaxing piece of paradise

This garden is somewhere you can loose yourself in the sense of tranquility.The meandering path... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
bronwynfay
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Rutherford
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“lovely garden” (2 reviews)
“mature trees” (2 reviews)
“hard work” (2 reviews)
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282 Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba, New South Wales 2546, Australia
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+61 2 4473 7375
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Reviewed today 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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Reviewed January 19, 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

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

Thank you Bronwynfay, So glad you enjoyed the garden.

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Reviewed January 10, 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 January 12, 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 January 5, 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 January 11, 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 January 4, 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 January 7, 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 December 8, 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 December 14, 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 October 25, 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 October 27, 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 October 20, 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 October 22, 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 October 9, 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 October 25, 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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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

The small fee for entering this well maintained garden is certainly a bargain for all the work required. We were greeted by the owner on arrival, provided with a map of the gardens & best route to take, history & their current ideas/projects. A garden...More

1  Thank GJ C
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LyonNarooma, Owner at The Foxglove Spires Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review GJ C. So glad to see all the work going into the garden is appreciated. It is a labour of love which makes it much easier. Each morning, deciding where to directed our attention and energy is so rewarding...More

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