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A little piece of Heaven - on Earth..
Green Island Gardens is 20 acres of private gardens, open for the public to visit in Ardleigh near Colchester, Essex. Professionally designed by its owner Fiona Edmond, in woodland decimated by the 1987 hurricane, the land is laid out as a series of structured gardens displaying a huge range of unusual trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs - 'A Plantsman's Paradise'. Including terrace gardens, Japanese garden, water garden, seaside garden, gravel gardens, and extensive woodland gardens hosting a wealth of unusual plants often of borderline hardiness that thrive in the unique microclimate.
Surely one of the best gardens open to visit in Essex. Featured in Country Living February 2019, and recommended in Great British Gardens 2019 and Essex Days Out.
No need to book to visit, just come along. Entrance is £8 per adult, £2.50 per child, season ticlkets available, please visit website for more information.
We have a tearoom serving light lunches, refreshments, cakes and snacks. Afternoon teas and Cream teas available but please book in advance. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options always available.
Our Plant Nursery is open and we have a great variety of unusual plants for sale at a very reasonable price.
Guided tours available but pre booking essential.