The Essex Gardens Trust is assembling a series of inventories of historic designed parks and gardens in the County which still contain sufficient historic elements and integrity to make a valuable contribution to the Essex landscape and to the County’s heritage.

Some of these were not of sufficient merit to have been included in the National Heritage list, but are ones that the Trust considers to be of local importance, either due to their quality or rarity, or to their association with a noted designer or horticulturalist.

The Inventory is based on district or borough council areas, and to date districts researched have been Uttlesford, Braintree, Epping Forest, Maldon and Chelmsford. The Research Group are currently researching sites in Brentwood Borough.

We are looking for more help so please contact the research group if you have any interest in garden history.

Fanner's farm

Fanner's farm