Gardens to visit in Essex

hyde hall
Essex on the south eastern side of England is one of the driest counties with a choice of wonderful gardens to visit. It is home to one of the RHS gardens - Hyde Hall which can be visited any time of year.
We feature gardens close to Colchester, Chelmsford and Braintree.
The Beth chatto garden was created on a very difficult site and is a great example of what can be done with determination. Don' miss it.
We also feature places to stay near the Gardens together with guest reviews.


Audley End House Garden

Audley End House and Garden, near Saffron Walden

Essex, Audley End is a glorious Jacobean stately home owned by English Heritage.

Beeleigh Abbey Gardens

Beeleigh Abbey Gardens

Essex, Three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in a historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.

Beth Chatto Garden

Beth Chatto Garden, near Colchester

Essex, The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960 when the site was an overgrown wasteland between two farms.

Easton Lodge Garden

Easton Lodge Garden

Essex, The Gardens are a tranquil haven with a fascinating history

The Gibberd Garden

Gibberd Garden

Essex, The Gibberd Garden is recognised as an important contribution to 20th century garden design.

Green Island Garden

Green Island Gardens, near Colchester

Essex, Green Island Gardens…..A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth

RHS Hyde Hall Garden

Hyde Hall Garden - RHS

Essex, RHS Hyde Hall - a great garden created on a very difficult site.

Marks Hall Garden and Arboretum

Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Essex, A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape and gardens provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall Garden.