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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.

Don't miss the Plant Festival 21st-22nd April: free garden entry, plant lectures, tours and more.

Tea Room

A light, airy building overlooking the Gravel Gardens. Serves light lunches and refreshments all year round. No entry to the Gardens required.

Nursery

An extensive plant nursery with plants displayed by growing conditions. Entry to the Gardens not required to visit the plant nursery.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

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

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

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 Tearoom

Type:Tea Room

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

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Tel01206 822007

Opening Times

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

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