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image for Garden item typeThe Gibberd Garden


The Gibberd Garden

The Gibberd Garden


Siobhan Perrin

01279 442112


Marsh Lane,
Gilden Way,
CM17 0NA


Designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and his former home for nearly 50 years, the Gibberd Garden and Rooms are listed Grade II and open to the public from April to September, with a lively events programme including music, theatre and open evenings throughout the Season.

Explore formal terraces, lawns, pools and avenues, then take a romantic stroll through woodland glades down to the Pincey Brook, with its multitude of streams which characterise the shady lower areas of the Garden.

Be intrigued by the collection of modern sculpture and architectural pieces Sir Frederick and Lady Gibberd acquired over their lifetime – from national-celebrated sculptors like Elizabeth Frink, to quirky pieces by young artists they knew.

Experience the world of these influential 20th century art-lovers and intellectuals in the Gibberd Rooms - conserved as if they had just left – with a little of their art, Sir Frederick’s models and books, and expert volunteer guides on hand.

Delight the children with animal sculptures, large and small, acres of green space, and the thrilling moated castle and tree swing which Sir Frederick built for his grandchildren.

Relax in the Barn Tearoom, with delicious cakes and ice-cream, hot and cold drinks - staffed by friendly volunteers who ensure the garden remains open to the public.

“One of the most important post-war gardens in the country….where sculpture and plants complement each other perfectly.” BBC Gardeners’ World

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

Garden, Shop and Barn Tearoom open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays, 2-6pm, April - September. The Gibberd Rooms, Sir Frederick's former home, is open on Sundays, 3-5pm by timed ticket throughout the season.


£1 children 5-16 (under 5 free)

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 30 Oct Autumn Colour Day



Plan route to The Gibberd Garden using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 483125  Lat: 51.79169 Long: 0.14987

By Road:
From M11, jct 7 take the A414 to Harlow. Go through 3 roundabouts and turn right at 4th onto B183 (brown signposted Gibberd Garden). Go through 2 more roundabouts and at end of long straight road turn left onto single lane.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted