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Gardens Open, Thu 5 Apr - Fri 27 Jul 2018, £5

Jewelled lawn

Jewelled lawn

From February to April we have planted a circular “jewelled lawn” of tiny bulbs, nothing over 20ins. It glows with orange and scarlet tulips, blue scillas and chionodoxa, yellow dwarf narcissi. It really works and looks so original and beau


There is always plenty of colour as the year progresses. We grow many interesting annuals, perennials, shrubs and and are gradually establishing more roses growing into trees. The principle of the garden is that we like to see masses of different plants, so that you really have to study the planting to find the surprises such as epimediums, interesting violas and thalictrums. This does not mean that there are not clumps of colour, such as crocosmias, large quantities of different day lilies and a particular favourite, michaelmas daisies. There are two ponds, one some feet below the other. The top pond has a selection of damp loving plants growing around it, including irises and primulas. Hydrangeas are beginning to establish themselves for later colour. There is a stream falling from the pond over a Victorian waterwheel into the lower pond, which then leads through a pretty stream bed to the river Blackwater. In the lower part of the garden, beside the river, is a small arboretum with a collection of euonymus, sorbus and crab apples, spectacular in the Autumn. The numerous berried trees and shrubs and autumn colour give the garden added interest particularly in late September. The whole garden is pulled together by various gates, arbours and benches made in galvanised steel by Ben Coode-Adams, the sculptor.
Feeringbury Manor, Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9RB
How to find us:
12m SW of Colchester. Between Feering & Coggeshall on Coggeshall Rd, 1m from Feering village.

Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 5 Apr - Fri 27 Jul 2018 09:00 to 16:00
Every Thursday and Friday between 5th April to 27th July. 6th Sept to 12 Oct


Adm £5, children free

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 5 - Fri 6 Apr National Garden Scheme Open Day
Thu 5 Apr - Fri 27 Jul National Garden Scheme Open garden
Thu 12 - Fri 13 Apr National Garden Scheme Open Day
Thu 19 - Fri 20 Apr National Garden Scheme Open Day
Thu 26 - Fri 27 Apr National Garden Scheme Open Day
Thu 3 - Fri 4 May National Garden Scheme Open Day


Mr&Mrs Giles Coode-Adams

01376 561946


Coggeshall Road,



See location of Feeringbury Manor on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 863215  Lat: 51.86147 Long: 0.70462

By Road:
From A12, take Kelvedon turn. Follow road through Kelvedon and Feering. Take turn signed to Feering Village (Coggeshall Road). Follow for about 1.5 miles, just past small junction on right. Feeringbury Manor is on left.

Parking: free


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access