Essex Open Gardens September 2018


Dragons – Chelmsford

¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife. Small vegetable garden, two summerhouses of which one overlooks a stream and farmland.

Refreshments: Home-made teas

Plants for sale

Admission: Adults £4 Children Free

Opened for the National Garden Scheme which is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country. Beneficiary charities are: The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest charities.

Owners information: Mrs Margot Grice 01245 248651

Address: Dragons, Boyton Cross, Chelmsford. CM1 4LS

Opens: Wednesday,19th September 2018

Starts: 2pm

Ends: 5pm


Wychwood – Harlow

¾ acre garden with a large pond attracting wildlife and has resident ducks. Free range chickens roam in the shrubbery and there is also a budgerigar aviary. Vegetable and fruit plot as well as mixed shrub and herbaceous borders. English roses are also a feature of the garden,

Refreshments: Home-made teas

Plants for sale

Admission: Adults £4 Children Free

Opened for the National Garden Scheme which is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country. Beneficiary charities are: The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest charities.

Owners information: Mrs Madeleine Paine

Address: Wychwood, Epping Road, Roydon, Harlow. CM19 5DW

Opens: Sunday 23rd Sepember 2018

Starts: 12noon

Ends: 5pm


Beth Chatto Gardens – Colchester

Internationally famous gardens, including dry, damp, shade, reservoir and woodland areas. Large plant nursery and gift shop

Refreshments: tea room

Wheelchair access

Disabled WC

Plants for sale

Admission: Adults £7.95 Children Free

Opened for the National Garden Scheme which is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country. Beneficiary charities are: The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest charities.

Owners information: Mrs Beth Chatto 01206 822007

Address: Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester. CO7 7DB

Opens: Sunday 30th September 2018

Starts: 9am

Ends: 5pm


Bridge End Garden – Saffron Walden

Created in 1840 by Francis Gibson it is now managed by Saffron Walden Town Council, with support from the Friends of Bridge End Gardens. A popular spot for visitors and locals alike with benches spread throughout the garden.

Public toilets

Picnic area

Dogs not allowed

Disabled access

Admission: Free

For further information contact Saffron Walden Tourist information Centre: 01799 524002

Email [email protected]

Address: c/o Tourist Information Centre, 1 Market Place, Saffron Walden. CB10 1HR

Post code for Castle Street entrance is CB10 1BD

Opens: All year. Closed Christmas Day. For opening times for specific areas relating to the walled garden and hedge maze contact Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre (see above)

 


Essex Open Gardens October 2018


Friary Walled Garden – Maldon

Small walled garden set in the centre of Maldon. Cared for by volunteers from Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society.

Parking: public carpark in White Horse Lane

Admission: Free but donations would be welcomed

For further information: 01621 855902 www.friarywalledgarden.wordpress.com

Address: next to County Library, White Horse Lane, Maldon. CM9 5FW

Opens: Sunday 7th October 2018

Starts: 10am

Ends: 3pm

Closing times may vary due to weather conditions


Green Island – Ardleigh

A garden for all seasons. 20 acres packed with rare and unusual plants as well as mature woodland.

Refreshments – Tea room with home-made cakes and snacks

Nursery with plants seen growing in the garden

Wheelchair access – flat and easy to walking/pushing wheelchairs. Ramps at entrance and tearoom.

Disabled parking

Admission: Adults £7.50 Children £2.50

Owners information: Fiona Edmond 01206 230455

Opened for the National Garden Scheme which is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country. Beneficiary charities are: The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest charities.

Address: Green Island, Park Road, Ardleigh CO7 7SP

Opens: 14th October 2018

Starts: 10am

Ends: 5pm

 


Essex Open Gardens November 2018


Friary Walled Garden – Maldon

Small walled garden set in the centre of Maldon. Cared for by volunteers from Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society.

Parking: public carpark in White Horse Lane

Admission: Free but donations would be welcomed

For further information: 01621 855902 www.friarywalledgarden.wordpress.com

Address: next to County Library, White Horse Lane, Maldon. CM9 5FW

Opens: Sunday 4th November 2018

Starts: 10am

Ends: 3pm

Closing times may vary due to weather conditions

 


Essex Open Gardens December 2018


Friary Walled Garden – Maldon

Small walled garden set in the centre of Maldon. Cared for by volunteers from Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society.

Parking: public carpark in White Horse Lane

Admission: Free but donations would be welcomed

For further information: 01621 855902 www.friarywalledgarden.wordpress.com

Address: next to County Library, White Horse Lane, Maldon. CM9 5FW

Opens: Sunday 2nd December 2018

Starts: 10am

Ends: 3pm

Closing times may vary due to weather conditions