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Review of Tintinhull Garden

Tintinhull Garden
Ranked #4 of 25 things to do in Yeovil
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Packs a huge punch for a small facility. Well-signposted off the A303 if heading west [heading east take Montacute turn and access Tintinhull via country road from Montacute village], good parking, warm reception. Small shop and small café with outside seating. Gardens are OK for visitors with mobility problems but I would advise dropping off such visitors before parking as there is a 5 minute rough-ground walk from car park. Limited viewing in house [2 rooms] but stunningly beautiful gardens and arboretum. The best garden experience in south Somerset by far and is being opened more regularly than of yore.

Only one negative point-the site is being maintained as a time capsule but I would suggest that an exception could be made with the coffee.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

In the years since my last visit, I had forgotten that the plantswoman Penelope Hobhouse had lived at Tintinhull for more than a decade. Cues from Hidcote, two and a half hours north, are apparent in the garden design. The 'rooms' are a perfect size to complement the house; in one, the proportion of shrubs to perennials seemed noticeably greater and we wondered what the thinking behind it is/was.

In the old stables cafe, a book of plant photographs permits many of the specimens to be identified - important because they are not labelled in the garden. The day we visited, the ground floor rooms were not open; I hadn't checked that aspect. Only garden opening, so that's worth bearing in mind. Tintinhull is an ideal spot for a break on the A303.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

If you want a relaxing place to sit and contemplate nature then a visit to Tintinhull gardens is for you. So much of life is hectic so to visit here and see a variety of garden styles is a real treat. Obviously visiting in June ensures that the flowers are in bloom and the cottage garden is well stocked. However it is this sort of peaceful understated garden that the national trust protects so well. There is not a big old Country house where the rich have played instead this is a place where you can feel at home in a garden you would love to own if you had the space and time to dedicate to it.
A small but very welcome tea shop completes the enjoyable visit

Thank davetlg
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely Gardens. Nothing much for children but pleasant non the less.

Small cafe but if you want something more substantial ham cake there’s a fantastic pub 2 minutes away - Crown and Victoria.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a gem of a garden set out in a room format so relaxing in the water garden we even managed a garden swing together without any damage.

Again volunteers friendly and knowledgeable popped into the cafe for tea

We had been to Barrington Court first and came to Tintinhull a good way to visit

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