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image for Gardening Event item typeAutumn Plant Weekend - Free Garden entry!

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Gardening Event, Sat 12 Oct 2019

Beh Chatto Gardens

Beh Chatto Gardens

Details

FREE ENTRY all WEEKEND!

The Gardens will be open to ALL during this special plant weekend. Come and enjoy talks on gardening, plants, the gardens, and behind-the-scenes tours.

Admission to the Garden will be free throughout the weekend. Talks and tours are also free.

Plant offers from the Nursery.

Meet the gardeners who manage the beautiful gardens of one of the world's most influential plantswomen, 10-time Chelsea Gold Medal winner, lecturer and author Beth Chatto OBE.

With warming homemade food and drinks from the Tearoom and a special children's activity organised by the Beth Chatto Education Trust - the charity set up by Beth to encourage the next generation of gardeners, plantspeople and ecologists.

No need to book.

Please note, there are shallow ponds at the Gardens so children must be supervised at all times.

(NB This is not a plant fair with other nurseries selling their plants: this is a celebration of Autumn at the Gardens with free garden entry and a focus on plants and gardening)

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 Oct 2019

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Beth Chatto

Address

Elmstead Market,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO7 7DB

Directions

See location of Beth Chatto Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 067241  Lat: 51.87788 Long: 1.00228

By Road:
The Gardens are situated 6 miles east of Colchester and a quarter mile east of Elmstead Market on the A133.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children