Beth Chatto Gardens

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*Temporarily Closed*

Covering 6 acres, these beautiful gardens have become world famous. Original problem areas have been transformed by the use of plants suited to the conditions into gravel, water and woodland gardens. Coaches must be booked in advance. Tearoom open all year round and seats 100. Large plant nursery. Tearoom and gardens suitable for people with disabilities.

Tea Room

A light, airy building overlooking the Gravel Gardens. Serves light lunches and refreshments all year round. No entry to the Gardens required.

Nursery

An extensive plant nursery with plants displayed by growing conditions. Entry to the Gardens not required to visit the plant nursery.

Guide Prices

Please see our website for seasonal admission prices
Carer goes free with disabled badge holder.
Child admission: FREE (max 3 per paying adult) or £1.50 on special event days (eg Wildlife Fair, Summer Trail, Easter Egg Hunt, Pumpkin Hunt).
Sorry, no concessions.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Colchester

Road Directions

By Road:The Gardens are situated 6 miles east of Colchester and a quarter mile east of Elmstead Market on the A133.The nearest railway station is Colchester, which is 5 miles away.

Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens

Type:Garden

Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB

Tel: 01206 822007

Fax: 01206 825933

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

Opening Times

* *Closed for the Winter Season - Until 9th February 2021*