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image for Garden item typeThe Gardens at Beth Chatto Gardens

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ESSEX TOURISM AWARDS FINALIST 2010.

Beth Chatto Gardens

Beth Chatto Gardens

Contact

The Beth Chatto Gardens

01206 822007

Address

Elmstead Market,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO7 7DB

Details

Covering 6 acres, these beautiful gardens have become world famous. Original problem areas have been transformed by the use of plants suited to the conditions into gravel, water and woodland gardens. Coaches must be booked in advance. Tearoom open all year round and seats 100. Large plant nursery. Tearoom and gardens suitable for people with disabilities.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Beg Nov - End Feb - Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm & Sundays 10am - 4pm
Rest of the year Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm & Sundays 10am - 5pm

Prices

Adult entry:

£4.50 November, December, January, February, March
£6.95 April, October
£7.95 May, June, July, August, September

Child entry: free admission for up to three children (under 16) with an accompanying adult

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 24 Oct Autumn Creepers
Tue 24 Oct Halloween Creations
Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct The Great Pumpkin Hunt
Thu 26 Oct Creature Feature!
Sat 18 Nov Drawing the Garden in Winter
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov The Beth Chatto Christmas Fayre

Location

Directions

Plan route to Beth Chatto Gardens using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TM 067241  Lat: 51.87788 Long: 1.00228

By Road:
The Gardens are situated 6 miles east of Colchester and a quarter mile east of Elmstead Market on the A133.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children