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Capel Manor Gardens

Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ, England
+44 845 612 2122
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ONE OF THE BEST GARDENS THIS SIDE OF THE M25!

My Wife and I live here in ENFIELD and therefore we are vey familiar and very lucky to have with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
adrianpball
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Enfield, United Kingdom
Lovely to wander

We to Classic Car event and took advantage to have a very lovely wander around gardens & grounds... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Jane S
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Royston, United Kingdom
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Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ, England
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+44 845 612 2122
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Wife and I live here in ENFIELD and therefore we are vey familiar and very lucky to have with the facility of the gardens on our door step! Ever since the conceptual idea of the constructing a totally new living exhibition of garden development...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We to Classic Car event and took advantage to have a very lovely wander around gardens & grounds. Maybe an idea to add 'you are here' on maps in the grounds, it is quite a confusing layout to get your bearings and we got a...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Took my 2 year old today. We both really enjoyed it. Stunning gardens. Had a lake with poi fish. Fairy garden, Japanese garden, historical gardens and many other themes. There was also a maze which my son enjoyed. Cheap to visit too! They also have...More

Thank Andrianna D
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a wonderful relaxing few hours strolling round and among beautiful garden settings, trees and even a small collection of animals. Great for all the family. Only complaint is that the printed guide could be more detailed as it is easy to get lost.

Thank Roger O
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a great place to see some of the old Chelsea gardens and others by past students and garden desginers I get loads of ideas to dream about. I love the Italian garden and the Queen Mother garden the diffrences in styles and planning...More

Thank Chailey L
DrDowbigginOBE, Manager at Capel Manor Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Thank you for this and I might add that lots of people who visit to get ideas actually come back and do a course or two as then you really get ideas (and lots ofm advice) Bests Steve Dowbiggin OBE Retired Principal

Reviewed 12 August 2017

finally got to visit this place having been to forty hall,mydleton gardens and hopleys in much hadham.very nice gardens and reasonably priced.not so keen on the cafe which a bit uninspiring.More

Thank hilary d
DrDowbigginOBE, Manager at Capel Manor Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Thank you for this report and for visiting. I feel it maybe helpful for others to just explain that Capel Manor College is just that, a college and therefore our catering facilities are primarily for use by students. The refectory, and the prices and...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely Day out with grandchildren 3 and 5. Plenty to see. Collection of animals. Nature trail includes secret fairy garden and maize. Lovely walks in open spaces children could play in safety. Arrived at 11.00am and had to force children away at 5.00pm. Plenty of...More

Thank davidpaullewin
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Visited this week on a sunny day so saw the gardens at their best. Only £5 entry for seniors and well worth it. We particularly enjoyed the Fairy Forest, the Maze, and The Folly, but all the individual gardens were superb. There were 60 gardens...More

Thank Blondie2969
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Went here on a Monday afternoon - not many people here. It would probably be more lively during term time as it is an agricultural college. I liked the Which? trial gardens and the woodland gardens were pleasing. The formal gardens and walled gardens were...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Visited here on a Sunday morning ,easy to get too ,just off the M25 ,had a two for one voucher ,plus being a oldie we got in for £5 amazing place so much to see ,plenty of seating around to rest ,the gardens are just...More

Thank edgun3452
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Bosco D
30 June 2016|
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Response from EnfieldPeter | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of the national bee count but we get loads of bees in our garden in Enfield. They seem to particularly like our large purple flowered Hebe shrub in the front garden but go to lots of the other plants as... More
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Margaret B
11 June 2016|
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Response from bobbypiggins | Reviewed this property |
It's very worth a visit,also if you don't fancy paying the superb Myddlton house gardens (+forty hall)are free and only quarter of mile away just past piedbull pub
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DrDowbigginOBE
Hi Paul, I am the principal at Capel Manor college and we were very concerned with and upset about your comments posted on trip advisor. As you can see we generally attract very good comments and your comments are quite at variance with others visiting at the same time. I am not sure if you realise that we are a charity and we rely on income from visitors to help us offer education and training to over 2,000 students. as I am sure you are aware any garden is a living thing and as such has moods and periods when it is being prepared or revitalised. As it happens I am puzzled by some of your comments. For exam[le there is no record of the Japanese garden being closed since its refurbishment was completed several weeks ago so I would be interested in when you visited and why you thought it was closed (the senior gardener on duty on Sunday 5th and other staff are quite clear that the Japanese garden was open on that day. There is a programme for dead heading roses where appropriate and we are following this. Also some ramblers climbers and rugosa's are deliberately left as they produce hips which are ornamental in the autumn. A lot of he gardens are sponsored and also won medals at Chelsea. Your comment re clashing colours is subjective and personal and one of the things we pride ourselves on is our diversity and the fact that everyone seems to find something they like when they visit. We are also surprised about your comment that the gardens are repetitive as this is the exact opposite to the normal comments. Also we have just experienced a heat wave and that has put strain on the gardens. We would like to thank you for taking the time to comment and would be happy to meet you sometime to explain more about what we are doing and what we hope to achieve. best wishes Steve Dowbiggin Principal
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Response from wheelieHertfordshire | Reviewed this property |
I have been to Capel Manor. I love it there. I love to walk around the grounds. The colours, the peace and quiet. There are s many interesting things to see. They hold regular event days. The college is renown and the work... More
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