A member of the Association of Gardens Trusts



Welcome to the Essex Gardens Trust homepage

Creating gardens has been a major British pastime for generations. Many of our best gardens are internationally famous and attract thousands of visitors each year.

Essex has its own rich and varied legacy of gardens great and small, which include work by many of the renowned names in gardening: the Tradescants, Bridgeman, Lord Petre, Capability Brown, Woods, Repton, Nesfield, Peto and Gibberd.

The Essex Gardens Trust was formed in 1996 with the aims of:

The Trust is affiliated to the Association of Garden Trusts, a national organisation representing 34 County Garden Trusts actively engaged in conserving, researching, documenting and caring for our heritage of parks, gardens and designed landscapes, both private and public.  Click here for a copy of the  the AGT newsletter

Please browse though the web site to find out more about the Essex Gardens Trust and how to join! We hope to be able to meet you at a forthcoming event soon.

A Blog page is now up an running with comment and news about current issues. Just click on the "The Blog" link in the box to the left. You can leave your comments on the site or contribute your own news and concerns.


Next Events 



Anglesey Abbey - Managing and developing the garden
Saturday 15th March 2014 at 2.30 pm

New audiences – being historic is not enough
Saturday 5th April 2014 at 2.30 pm



Marks Hall – winter planting & snowdrops
Friday 14th February 2014 10.30 am

Trees at Warley Place
Tuesday 27th May 2014 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Peacocks, Margaretting
Thursday 12th June 2014 2.15 pm

Fuller details of our events can be found on the events page




























Hyde Hall
Hyde Hall
Photo: Peter Richmond