The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Once an overgrown wasteland, The Beth Chatto Gardens are today informal gardens. Stroll through grounds that harmonize with the surrounding countryside, and enjoy the tranquility. Find inspiration for your own garden or window box, and then head for the plant nursery, which stocks over 2000 plants, including some unusual specimens. Talk to the staff on hand for gardening information and advice. Before heading home to recreate the look, take a break in the tearoom with a hot drink and homemade cake. Before you head to Colchester, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Colchester vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Colchester has to offer, including The Beth Chatto Gardens.
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I've been three times now, the gardens are beautiful & tranquil with a number of different areas / themes. The planting is, for the most part, clearly identified. But what I love the most is the well ... read more »
Rather expensive for size of gardens. Didn't take long at all to walk around. However they are inspiring to a novice gardener. The garden shop is excellent and well stocked with all the plants and mor... read more »
It was good to wander around the garden on a sunny day and sit in the sun, restaurant had good food, and plenty of plants to buy. Wasn't as big as I expected though. Not the sort of place I would visi... read more »
What a stunning garden. I want to live there!!! My advice would be to get there by 9am as we did. It was getting busy by 10:30 and if you want to enjoy the tranquility of the garden- be early. I treated myself to quite a few plants but couldn't get a couple of plants which I saw in the gardens, which is a shame as i had the perfect spot for them in my own garden. Thoroughly enjoyable visit! Thank you.
Needed information phoned up at 3.30 and no answer.....kept ringing till I got cut off....says don't close till 4
Seemed like quite a few areas were under development. The area around the large ponds were worth the price of admission.
Exquisite garden & a fabulous dry garden
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