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The Herb Garden - CLOSED

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Owned by ENABLE leased to my friends.. great shame they are closing down in 2 weeks..:(

For 2 years now they've tried to make a go of it despite being blocked at every turn when trying to... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Loulou G
Excellent lunch

I have just been to the Herb Garden with a friend and enjoyed a very good value "afternoon tea for... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2015
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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26 Oct 2015
1 Sep 2015
“Owned by ENABLE leased to my friends.. great shame they are closing down in 2 weeks..:(”
At the Herb Garden we have a quaint tearoom, show gardens and a plant nursery. We are open 7 days a week from 9:30 until roughly 4pm depending on custom.
Hall View Chesterfield Road | Hardstoft, Chesterfield S45 8AH, England
+44 1246 731942
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

You can tell it must have been a wonderful place at one time but now totally run down and overgrown. Might be free but the only good thing about the place was the cafe.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

For 2 years now they've tried to make a go of it despite being blocked at every turn when trying to expand/improve. The owners are a charity funded group called Enable.. who leased the tea rooms and polytunnels out to the current manager and his...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Loulou G
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I first visited the Herb Garden after seeing it featured on BBC Gardener's World some years ago. I became a firm fan and regular visitor, but after my latest visit, I will never come back again. Lynne, the original owner, built this garden up from...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank GrumpyOldManUK
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I have just been to the Herb Garden with a friend and enjoyed a very good value "afternoon tea for two". For your £12 you can enjoy a round of sandwiches, 2 slices of homemade cake, a homemade scone with jam and clotted cream and...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank BridgetM15
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Lynn Raynor, the previous owner, would be So very distressed to see her beautiful herb garden go to such rack and ruin. The new owners do not have the experience to run such a former prestigious herb garden that had such a good reputation, ~...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank hellebore49
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I finally got around to visiting after 30 years of hearing good things about it (but not lately). It's pretty disappointing. There are, I believe, new owners so maybe things are about to change, but if it was mine I would probably close it for...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank Salicornet
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Called her a number of times. Not a big place, but with outdoor as well, fine. Watch your footing in the car park. Served quickly, some unusual cakes (eg. lavender scones & lavender cake.) compared to main stream coffee shops, and they all taste great,....More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Keith G
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Cannot comment on the actual herb garden as we only called for tea and cakes. It is a very small tea room and if you have got several people in there talking loudly along with crockery being clashed together the noise is a little overpowering....More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Cherrycoke47
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I knew the couple who originally began this garden from a tray at the side of the road. They would be appalled if they could see it now. We went a few weeks ago and the gardens were unkempt and suffering from a lack of...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank juliajoe
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We called in on Sunday afternoon while we were in the area and are very glad that we did. Lovely friendly people, proper tea and lovely children's meals. Our girls (6 and 2) loved being able to play on the grass while we finished our...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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