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Green Island Gardens, Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex CO7 7SP
Beds,Essex,Herts branch

Our Fascination of Plants Day 2017 celebration will be a guided tour of Green Island Gardens with an opportunity to stay afterwards and explore the gardens further and access the café for lunch.

There is much to explore in the 20 acres of gardens designed by Fiona Edmond, including: bluebells and azaleas in the extensive woodland garden, a Japanese garden, huge island beds, as well as water, gravel, and seaside gardens all packed with a host of unusual plants often of borderline hardiness seen thriving in the unique island microclimate.


Adult £6.00
Children £2.00
If you are booking for multiple places, then please make separate online bookings for each rate. Contact if you have any difficulties making your booking or to make an alternative payment arrangement.


Green Island Gardens is 5 miles north east of Colchester, south of Ardleigh as shown on the map. A wheelchair is available for loan and there are disabled facilities throughout the gardens, including disabled toilet.


For further information contact Mary Parsons or phone 07938857569 / 01767 261406.

Dietary requirements

For those with allergies there is food which is gluten free in the tearoom every day and lactose free by prior booking. Please inform event organiser Mary Parsons or the Green Island Tearooms at least 2 weeks prior to the event of any food allergies if you intend to purchase food from the establishment.

Further details

Please wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions and sensible footwear. Bring sunscreen and a bottle of water as May can sometimes be extremely hot.
This event is part of the 4th International Fascination of Plants Day celebrations to share plant scientist's enthusiasm with others and inspire people to think about plant science and conservation in new ways.