Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, Colchester

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  • August 17, 2017
    Lovely grounds and sculpture exhibition placed throughout the ground, always something else to see round the next corner. Super tea rooms and fairly priced. Recommended for a nice gentle potter around...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I can't recommend this beautiful place enough. The children love feeding the fish. The eucalyptus trees are wonderful. Lots of walking. Only down side not enough toilets. They could do with one at the...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This was the last garden out of 5 our gardening group visited in the South of England, and I have to say, the best kept and maintained of them all. The plants were in superb condition, and volunteers ...  more »
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  • I have visited Marks Hall Arboretum for a few years now and have always had a pleasant time. There is plenty of parking available but even when there are many cars on site, you do not see many people actually in the Arboretum while walking as it is so large. There is a small cafe there with inside and outside seating available and of course toilets. At a steady walking pace you could get around within 90 minutes. There are however plenty of benches dotted around where you can sit down and take in the views. I would recommend it for a visit.
  • Great garden on old airbase. Big and a long walk. Tearoom good
  • A very nice place. Friendly staff. There are gardens and lakes and woods. Beware dogs are not allowed in the arberitum area but there are many other places they can go. Nice looking tea room but it closes at 3.30 in winter as the staff finish at 4.00. Family ticket £13. Would go again.
  • Great for walking and spending time outdoors in some beautiful areas. Good café.
  • Went for a wedding - absolutely beautiful setting

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