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Address: Spinners School Lane, Boldre, New Forest SO41 5QE, England
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+44 7545 432090

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A new garden to see

It was just as the description said a small garden. The hydrangea were in full bloom. Amazing oak trees in the small compact woodland walk and the ferns were in great shape.lots... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
Linda B
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Visiting on a Thursday in mid-September we had the whole garden to ourselves for two hours. Parking in a lay-by outside you walk up a lovely drive to an garden shed cum reception area where you can summon the owner (and his two dogs) with a bell. It is £5 admission (free to RHS members) and after a chat about... More 

1 Thank Hezekiah312
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65 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It was just as the description said a small garden. The hydrangea were in full bloom. Amazing oak trees in the small compact woodland walk and the ferns were in great shape.lots of intetesting plants and trees. We had a very warm welcome, a map and flower pages was helpful ( missing a trick with the back of the map... More 

Thank Linda B
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

An enjoyable garden to wander round in a nice location. There were plenty of summer flowers to see but the best time to visit would be the spring when the Rhododendrons are in flower.

Thank bstonestreet
Stoke On Trent
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82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We visited this garden at the right time of year, the woodland garden was full of colour and looked splendid in the spring sunshine. My husband is the gardener in our family and he spotted many unusual plants so he was happy. The collection of trees in the arboretum is an interesting mix and it will be good to return... More 

1 Thank Saraki
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Nice garden for a wander but not that big. It is independent and has a good range of plants that grow well in local souls so good for locals to get inspiration or for non locals with acid soils. The owners do have two big dogs which are a bit over enthusiastic in their welcome so do make a point... More 

Thank Natasha S
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Very disappointing. Expensive to get in and not very well kept although there are some interesting plants.

Thank Ann T
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

I am a RHS member & thankfully had free entry to this small garden. I feel sorry for people who pay £5 to visit this disappointing garden. I was given a garden guide & plants of interest sheet & agree that there are several unusual plants but the garden lacks any atmosphere or views. The new modern house seems totally... More 

1 Thank paulakierney
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

I have to agree that this garden is probably at its best in spring. There is a good deal of new planting that needs to mature, but improvements are well under way. We spent over an hour on our visit found it well worth while and can appreciate the effort being put in to bring it back up to scratch.

1 Thank struej
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Unfortunately I forgot to read the reviews...big mistake. The place is very small, 20 min is more then enough, not much to see, specially in september. What they call "Arboretum" is a lawn with few trees...the grass was pleasantly soft to sit on, that is why we spent there at least 20 min. That was the first disappointing garden visit... More 

4 Thank AgotaSouthampton
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103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

We drove for an hour from north Hampshire to Spinners, encouraged by their website, the promise of 'rare and unusual plants' and the fact that it is an RHS partner garden. The garden is simply not worth visiting. We spent 20 minutes there at most. There is a small woodland garden, a small bit of herbaceous, lots of lawn, a... More 

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