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image for Gardening Event item typeGreen Island Gardens

Open Garden, Thu 26 Jul - Fri 30 Nov 2018, £2.50-£7.50

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Park Road,


20 acres of professionally designed gardens by Fiona Edmond including terrace, japanese garden, huge island beds, water gardens, gravel, seaside gardens and extensive woodland gardens all packed with a host of unusual plants often of borderline hardiness seen thriving in the unique "island microclimate" The gardens are sensitively planted for interest all year round and special highlights include the snowdrops in February, Bluebells and Azaleas in April/May, main borders and water gardens June to September and finally the autumn colour in October/November.
"A Plantsman's Paradise"
The gardens and plant nursery are open regularly for the public to visit and for the National Garden Scheme and other charities.


open gardens, garden centre and tea room in Colchester and Essex


The nursery has grown to supply plants to gardens that Fiona designs for private clients and to meet the demands of the visitors to the gardens, who often delight at finding so many of the plants that are displayed in the gardens on offer for sale in the nursery.
There is a large choice of shrubs, herbaceous plants and bulbs as well as a selection of ornamental trees for sale.
There is a large number of Acers for sale at reasonable prices.
We aim to keep prices as low as possible, and visitors are invited to write their own plant name labels.

Fiona can usually be found around the garden and she and her staff will be happy to give any advice on plants in the gardens and the nursery.

Coach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Guided tours available but pre booking essential.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 26 Jul - Fri 30 Nov 2018 10:00 to 17:00
April 1st until Sept 30th 10 - 5
Feb 1st - March 31st & Oct 1st - Nov 30th 10 - 4


Child £2.50
Adult £7.50
Group of 20+ £6.50
Season tickets and gift vouchers available

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 26 Jul - Fri 30 Nov Green Island Gardens
Fri 7 Dec Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Sat 8 Dec Spoonful of Sugar Afternoon Tea



Plan route to Green Island Gardens using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TM 056273  Lat: 51.90627 Long: 0.98748

By Road:
From Ardleigh village centre, take B1029 towards Gt Bromley. Park Rd is 2nd on the right after level crossing garden is on the left.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Manningtree station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Guided tours available but pre booking essential.