The Gibberd Garden
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
£1 children 5-16 (under 5 free)
TL 483125 51.79169 0.14987
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.
- Baby changing facilities
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- On-site light refreshments
- Public toilets
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted