Green Island GArdens

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20 acres of professionally designed gardens by Fiona Edmond in woodland decimated by the 1987 hurricane. Includes terrace gardens, Japanese garden, water garden, seaside garden, gravel gardens, and extensive woodland gardens hosting a wealth of unusual plants often of borderline hardiness that thrive in the unique microclimate. A Plantsman’s paradise that looks good all year round.

Guided tours available but pre booking essential.

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Guide Prices

Adult £7.50 Child £2.50



  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

By Road:From Ardleigh village centre, take B1029 towards Gt Bromley. Park Rd is 2nd on the right after level crossing garden is on the left.Accessible by Public Transport: Manningtree station is 4 miles away.

Green Island Gardens


Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP

Tel: 01206 230455

Opening Times

* January 14th - November 30th
Tuesday to Sunday each week and Bank Holiday Mondays
10am - 5pm