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Gardens in Essex. We have some fantastic gardens in Essex that are open to the public and we even have a couple of aboreta. We also have many villages who have an open gardens scheme in Essex, which can be every bit as interesting and beautiful as ‘professional’ or formal gardens. There are open garden events throughout Essex, where you can buy plants, local produce, such as homemade jams and pickles and simply enjoy a day strolling through the prettiest gardens in this county. Many villages take great pride in displaying their best gardens and put in lots of effort to make it a fun day for all. To find the best open gardens nearest to your location in Essex have a browse through our What To Do in Essex guide.

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The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester

The Beth Chatto Garden was established in 1960 and has been transformed from its beginnings as an overgrown piece of land, covered in  brambles and boggy ditches into an inspirational series of gardens filled with plants adapted for the different conditions of each one. These include a gravel garden, water garden and woodland garden.  The…

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RSPB Wildlife Garden in Flatford

In a quiet corner on the Suffolk/Essex border, the RSPB have brought to life their exciting plans to transform an overgrown, forgotten garden into the RSPB’s first dedicated wildlife garden. The garden, in the pretty hamlet of Flatford, belonged to two sisters, Sylvia and Margaret Richardson. They ran a tea garden on the site for…

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Green Island Gardens – Ardleigh

Green Island Gardens are private gardens, open for the public to visit in Ardleigh near Colchester, Essex. Professionally designed by its owner Fiona Edmond, Green Island Gardens are laid out as a series of structured gardens displaying a huge range of unusual trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs – ‘a plantsmans paradise’. Nursery, tearoom and courses…

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