Visitor Comments…


“From the minute we arrived we were welcomed by a lovely young lady who explained what was going to happen. A tour of the garden, even transport back to the hotel, and then to be taken to the Londonderry Room for our cream tea. Our members and friends were delighted with everything, even the sun came out just at the right time. The garden tour was excellent and so informative, a very down to earth man. As it happened our coach driver rang his boss and was told he could stay at the hall all afternoon, so we were able to be transported back to the hall with him. I must thank you though for organising the transport back from the gardens to the Hall, I really wasn’t expecting that and it was so good of you to do that for us. The next surprise was the Londonderry room, we really didn’t expect to be sitting around that fab table in such beautiful surroundings. The scones were gorgeous and plenty of tea served up by friendly and helpful staff. All in all we all had a wonderful afternoon and so this is a big thank you to you all for making it so enjoyable. I think most of our members will be returning for another visit!”
The Girsby WI


“On behalf of Derwent Valley U3A garden group I would like to thank you for making our visit so enjoyable. The staff could not be faulted especially the coordinator and the gardener who showed us round the garden. The food was excellent and the whole visit was really good value. Our only regret was that we couldn’t stop longer!!! But a definite must for next year. Thank you once again.”
Derwent Valley U3A Garden Group


“We all had an excellent day. Although our arrival was earlier than planned we were greeted with coffee/tea & biscuits without any delay by very friendly and professional staff. We were then split into two groups and given a tour of the gardens by Mark, the head gardener and his deputy. Both groups were well impressed with the tours and we thought the gardens were spectacular. We then made use of the facilities and the food in the cafe. We found the quality of the food excellent and once again the staff, very friendly and efficient. All in all, everything was done to enhance our visit and we were all well impressed. Once again many thanks for an excellent day”
John Whittaker


“We had a fantastic visit to the gardens last week everyone enjoyed themselves and could not believe how we got the weather right. Sophie welcomed us as we arrived and explained where all the facilities were, the catering was spot on and everyone was very helpful. Thank you”


“I visited the gardens with my family. They were spectacular. Can highly recommend it. The shop stocks very good quality and original products, and is also well worth a visit.”


Visited the walled garden and called in the cafe for a drink service and food both great and prices reasonable would definitely go again”


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