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“A unique and beautiful little passion project in Somerset”
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Midney Gardens
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Somerton
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The garden itself is very unique and influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement. It has many different sections with their own distinct characters. Unlike many English gardens parts of it have been allowed to run free, and there are unexpected found objects amongst the plants. There are also many benches and places to sit and unwind. (Just as a note admission to the garden costs £5, although I believe there are free RHS member days.)

The couple who run this are extremely hospitable and obviously care deeply about their work. The courgette and lime cake from the tearoom was absolutely delicious and worth a visit on its own. All in all a lovely little spot to visit on a sunny summer's day if you fancy gardens or a nice afternoon tea.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We wanted a cream tea and Midney Gardens came up on a search for Cream Teas in Somerset. Having passed the signs for the gardens regularly we decided to visit. It was a little late in the day to visit the gardens and have a cream tea so on this occasion we decided on the cream tea! The pot of tea was large, as were the cups. The scones were soft, fluffy and tasted delicious and there was plenty of jam and cream. We were intrigued by the cakes other visitors were having so we decided to take a couple of pieces of Lime and Corgetti cake home, delicous! Next time we'll visit the gardens but we'll leave plenty of time for our visit because it would be a shame to miss out on a cream tea or a slice of homemade cake. Well worth a visit.

Thank WhereU2
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The garden is obviously very loved by the remarkable, helpful and hard working couple who own it. They are creating beauty out of what was previously an industrial site, and pay homage to its past by incorporating found on site objects as art objects It's very peaceful now, full of spring flowers. A lovely way to spend a few hours - and the cake is quite out of this world and deserves a review of its own. Courgette and lime is my recommendation which might just be my favorite of all time!+.

Thank alxrh
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This small garden is well worth a visit. It is laid out as interconnecting gardens with different planting and themes. There are many seats dotted around so you can just sit and enjoy the surroundings and also lots of interesting structures and things like old oil heaters and bikes all over the shop which take your eye and give the place a really quirky feel. One of the poly-tunnels contains different plants from around the world and has nice seats in it, which is brilliant on a cold or wet day. The tearoom is cute and home-made cakes are always good!

Thank Liketorome
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

As previous reviews suggest this garden may not suit everyone but we really enjoyed our visit to the three different areas on show. There was plenty of interest despite being late in the season and we took back some ideas from the quirky objects on show amongst the plants. We also enjoyed our tea in the cafe where there is a small inside area as welll as tables outside. Good selection of interesting plants on sale. Friendly owners and helpful advice from Dave on the plant we purchased.

1  Thank Nigel L
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