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:

  • Research Researching and recording historic gardens.
  • Newsletter  Stimulating interest in gardens of all periods and styles and generating enthusiasm for their care.
  • Education  To work with schools aiming to foster in children an early appreciation of gardens.
  • Events To provide throughout the year a varied programme of lectures and visits.

The Trust is affiliated to The Gardens Trust, 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 TGT 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.

Upcoming events

Visit to Dragons, Boyton Cross, near Roxwell, Essex, CM1 4LS.   A plants woman's 1/3-acre garden surrounded by farmland and planted to encourage wildlife.  8 September 2016, 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Members: £7.50, non-members: £10.00, including refreshments. Booking details can be found on the Events page.

AGM at Beth Chatto Gardens, 15 October 2016. Speaker Andrew Sankey, garden designer/landscaper and nurseryman ( Further details to follow, but put the date in your diary!


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