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Magical Christmas

A fantastic array of plants with extremely knowledgeable staff. Stunning Christmas display which is... read more

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Angie P
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Magical Christmas display

I visited with my elderly mother who has dementia. It is always a place of joy for her looking at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
trips2trust
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United Kingdom
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Sherborne Castle New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

A fantastic array of plants with extremely knowledgeable staff. Stunning Christmas display which is interactive and has a range of traditional sticking fillers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in on this busy trading Sunday at the opening time & two tables were already occupied but clearly, they were not ready for service. The cafe needed badly sweeping & I accept that it's an agrestic building but wrapping paper & paper napkins...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Xanthe C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my elderly mother who has dementia. It is always a place of joy for her looking at the plants, flowers and other displays; and to experience the Christmas grotto was magical. Simply remarkable selection of gift ideas and a labyrinth of beauty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit was on a very busy Sunday afternoon and the cafe had clearly been busy. Firstly we had to ask for the table to be cleaned as it was sticky. We ordered tea and cakes, the tea arrived after about 10 minutes but we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Venture44278452750
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffee shop maybe but not up to Restaurant status. Arrived at lunchtime, 1.30pm only to be told no bread left for a turkey sandwich or as a roast dinner. Very poor selection on a Sunday lunch time. Tired and tasteless vegetable. Settled for a small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Annnual trip to see the Christmas display at the garden centre, then it’s a must for refreshments. Great menu good service improved from our last visit. Very busy so if there is more than 2 of you I suggest you book a table.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mary L
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This review is just about the Christmas display. I have seen many beautiful garden centre Christmas displays but this one beats every one by a long way. It is massive and you are led from one area to another. Each area has something different, all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Proudtitania
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

The Gardens Group are famed for their Christmas displays and I personally think Sherborne is the best (although I haven’t visited the 3rd) it’s much longer/bigger than Poundbury and has everything you could possibly want for Christmas decorations. The gardens are extensive and plants although...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Once the morning mist had dispersed the gardens were beautiful but storm Callum had spoiled the best of the trees' display sadly. The rowans were spectacular as always

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tam_alm2
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Being a fairly regular visitor to enjoy the tea and cakes on offer I felt let down and was very disappointed with my visit to the cafe today due to the excessive noise made mainly by the staff. Loud voices of the staff talking to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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