Could have done a tour, there were 2 today, but we decided to wander on our own. Quite interesting with loads of seating to sit & let yr mind wander. Dinky gift shop with unusual honey, soaps books & ceramics.
My experience of being here was of a calming, spiritual and healing place. A fabulously impressive array of the worlds nature in one locality, including extensive educational aspects too.
Will most certainly make this a regular spot to sit and breathe.
A delightful little oasis of calm in a busy area of London. The cafe/ restaurant is pleasant and service a little slow but good.
The gardens contain some interesting plants and collections of interest.
A good place to visit.
Haven't been for a few years and was quite disappointed - admittedly August is a poor time to visit a garden such as this. Seemed a bit sad and run down with very limited interpretation. Shop no longer sells seeds. Cafe was table service (this might be covid related). I guess if you live in the area its a haven. Did enjoy visiting the kumquat and pomegranate trees Won't be going again anytime soon there are finer fairer gardens. Its also expensive for what it is. Felt it had become a playground for the privileged or perhaps that's what it always was.
Spectacular, make sure you go in a good summer season. I was very impressed with the collection of plants and how well they've been maintained. Each one of those plants has an amazing story, both with their origins, location and utility.
It is a small place compared to larger parks in London. But the collection is beautiful.
- make sure you take the guided tour. They are free and give you a brilliant insight to the place. It helps you appreciate the collection and each one of those plants better. Without the guided tour, we'd have been bored easily.
- Food was very good, the soup of the day is highly recommended. Very tasty but the portion sizes we're very small
- Food is very expensive relative to the places around, but I guess the premium is because of the place
- Allocate an easy half day for this place to make the best of this experience