About

The Tea Room is a light, airy building surrounded by windows overlooking the world famous Gravel Garden and the extensive plant Nursery it is a delightful place to relax over a cream tea or take refuge from the elements with one of our delicious homemade soups.

Tanya and her team take pride in offering a varied range of homemade cakes, daily baked scones, fresh ground coffee and speciality teas to our visitors all year round. A selection of breakfasts, light lunches and hot daily specials, using mainly seasonal locally sourced products, are on the menu daily including options for those with specific dietary requirements.

Vases on the tables hold fresh flowers and foliage of current interest.

The Gravel Garden side of the Tea Room can also be hired during our off-peak times - our staff can offer you a beautiful venue in an amazing location, perfect for a family function, party or even group meetings. We can make buffets, lunches and afternoon tea to suit your budget. Please contact us for further details.

Guide Prices

Please see our website for seasonal admission prices

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities

Groups

  • Coach parking - Parking facilities for up to five coaches
  • Drop Off Point - Drop-off is at the entrance to the garde
  • Facilities for Coach Driver - Free tea/coffee cake for drivers
  • Facilities for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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


The nearest railway station is Colchester, which is 5 miles away.

Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens Group Eating Out

Type:Group Travel Eating Out

Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB

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Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

Opening Times

* March to October, Monday to Sunday 10am- 5pm, November to February, Monday to Sunday 10am - 4pm, Last orders half an hour before closing time please.

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