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List of Essex gardens


Beth Chatto Gardens
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Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB, Tel: 01206 822007, Email, www.bethchatto.co.uk

2.5 hectares (6 acres) of gravel, water and woodland gardens, a large modern tea room and plant nursery.

Bridge End Gardens
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Bridge End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HR, Tel: 01799 524002, Email, www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk

Bridge End Garden was laid out by the Gibson family in the nineteenth century and is open to the public each day free of charge. Recently restored back to its former glory.

Copped Hall

Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS, Tel: 0207 267 1679, Email, www.coppedhalltrust.org.uk

Copped Hall was the burnt-out shell of a fine Georgian mansion but now being restored. Superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation.

Green Island Gardens

Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP, Tel: 01206 230455, Email, www.greenislandgardens.co.uk

20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a plantsman's paradise full of unusual plants for all year round colour.

Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum
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Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG, Tel: 01376 563796, Email, www.markshall.org.uk

A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall.

Myddleton House Gardens

Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770600, Email, www.visitleevalley.org.uk

Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.

Hyde Hall in Autumn
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Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET, Tel: 0845 265 8071, Email, www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall

Hyde Hall is a palate of sumptuously rich and varied colours providing inspiration for the novice and keen gardener alike. Whatever time of the year you visit it will always be a wonderful experience.

Easton Lodge
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Little Easton, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BB, Tel: 01371 876979, Email, www.eastonlodge.co.uk

Designed by Harold Peto in 1902 for 'Daisy' Countess of Warwick. Abandoned in 1950, restoration commenced in 1993. Visit the Italian garden, glade, 'Peto' Pavilion, courtyard with fountain and be inspired.

The Gibberd Garden

Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA, Tel: 01279 442112, Email, www.thegibberdgarden.co.uk

The ideal venue for small conferences, away days, meetings and special occasions. Beautiful 7 acre garden with sculptures, lawns and terraces. Barn seating 40+ people, more standing. Kitchen and catering facilities available.

Hedingham Castle

Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ, Tel: 01787 460261, Email, www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Visit Hedingham Castle for a great family day out. Bring a picnic and explore the beautiful gardens and lakes then take time to explore the 110ft tall Norman Keep.

RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden

Flatford, East Bergholt, Manningtree, Essex, CO7 6UL, Tel: 01206 391153, Email, www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/f/flatford/index.aspx

A fabulous wildlife garden to inspire you to Give Nature a Home where you live. New family trail to get your children involved.


Southchurch Hall Close, Southend, Essex, SS1 2TE

Ornamental gardens, including large ponds with fish and waterfowl around a medieval hall.