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Walled garden

Open to the public and these gardens are maintained by volunteers. Different sections of the... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Hidden gem

A very tranquil garden with seating from which to view the cathedral, reflect and contemplate. Seek... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Ray W
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
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2 Aug 2018
“Walled garden”
29 May 2018
“Hidden gem”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Deanery The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Walking around the Cathedral I found this peaceful little garden. Steps up to it limit accessibility but it's a delightful find. Somewhere to sit and meditate with views of the cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yvonne074
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Open to the public and these gardens are maintained by volunteers. Different sections of the gardens are a walled garden and a herb garden. Very pleasant on a summers day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 29 May 2018

A very tranquil garden with seating from which to view the cathedral, reflect and contemplate. Seek it out, you won't be disappointing. Then walk under the buttresses to the West entrance of the cathedral.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ray W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Have passed this small garden previously and didn't know if it was a private garden. The combination of the brick wall, railings, water and pretty section of garden visible behind is very appealing.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank almyridafan
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Well worth a visit, a lovely calm tranquil spot, where you can see the flowers bloom, and just take a step back, and chill. Recommended

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank malc1005
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We came here as part of a wedding drinks reception. Lovely atmosphere on a sunny day, enough shade, beautiful scenery to take pictures in, and lovely staff from the Mercure hotel serving drinks and delicious canapes. No signs to denote that the garden was used...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Zena3101
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A garden run by volunteers, this is a tranquil place to wander or sit. There are seats in the sun or shade.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank AliReviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016

A very sweet & well-tended garden in the Cathedral Close - great as a pit stop if you are exploring the city, a place to sit in the shade & read a book, or for an alternative view of the Cathedral. Maintained by an enthusiastic...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ExasperParent
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It's a good place to stand for an excellent side view of the cathedral although currently has quite a lot of scaffolding spoiling the view. It's a small pretty garden with a couple of sitting areas. Not worth the detour be worth it if in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank oldsue
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Very peaceful garden in the Cathedral Inner Close. Lovely place to sit with a packed lunch and a book!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank lizzie53
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