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Docwra's Manor Garden

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A place to wander.

It is at least 25 years since I visited this attraction. Apart from lawns and the orchard the... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Secret garden

The gardens have restricted opening days so check first. The garden leads from one garden area to... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
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2 Meldreth Road, Shepreth SG8 6PS, England
+44 1763 260235
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

It is at least 25 years since I visited this attraction. Apart from lawns and the orchard the gardens seem to be unplanned. Sections were developed and to a large extent, aprat from the hard landscaping, the resulting flora in the different areas is as...More

Thank AlandeWalden
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The gardens have restricted opening days so check first. The garden leads from one garden area to another, each distinct and interesting in their own way. There aren't labels & signposts so enjoy the beauty of the plants & the winding paths through the garden.

Thank Becs987
Reviewed 6 July 2017

A group of 3 local ladies who have been wanting to visit for a while. We went and it was closed but, the Owner insisted we have a wonder around and was extremely welcoming. She explained that she encourages people to come in through the...More

Thank Mabof
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We have been to Docwra once each year for four years and it never fails to delight. It is usually fairly quiet so you are at peace to really enjoy it. Refreshingly no formal areas but a series of small lawns, stone paved areas, wonderful...More

Thank BigT2410
Faith R, Manager at Docwra's Manor Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you very much, Faith

Reviewed 28 September 2016

My second visit, and memorable for the carpet of autumn cyclamen, and clumps of autumn crocus at their best. Nicely low key and trusting payment method, self-guiding, this is a special place, a personal achievement of the owner over 50 years, to be savoured and...More

Thank Andrew B
Faith R, Owner at Docwra's Manor Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thank you try much for your appreciation of the Docwra's Manor Garden, Faith Raven

Reviewed 20 September 2016

The garden has a number of surprises. It is full of plants pressed together often in a charming way. It is not over manicured. There was no one else there when we visited. The occupants of the house prefer visitors to park in the road...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 20 August 2016

It was very wet the day we visited and having travelled a distance to visit we decided to go anyway. Fortunately the sun did come out for a while but it was still cold for late June. The garden was a riot of colour, lots...More

Thank devonblueUK
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We are ardent visitors of gardens in and around London - there are plenty. However, our very special favourite gardens / rooms are Docwra's Manor Gardens. Each room has very special delights - wild flowers, beautiful roses, irises, alliums galore - in fact every species...More

Thank JosephPhilip
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We made a visit to this garden on Good Friday. It was a stunning country type of garden. Not a formal,but lots of spring bulbs and flowering shrubs.Lots of hidden corners and garden rooms made our visit more exciting.Should be delightful in Summer too.

4  Thank brendan b
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing place to visit anytime of the year, obviously tended to by someone who really cares, Spring and summer are stunning but Autumn and winter are equally appealing

1  Thank mrtoad1
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