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A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Markshall Estate. Follow the paths through the Arboretum, where you can see beautiful vistas and a host of exotic trees from around the world.
Highlights include the Millennium Walk, designed for structure, colour and scent on the shortest days of the year; the largest planting in Europe of Wollemi Pine and the inspired combination of traditional and contemporary planting in the 18th Century Walled Garden.
This impressive Garden combines the best of contemporary and traditional design and includes both long established shrubs and interesting new plantings. The double border is the longest in East Anglia.
Beyond the Gardens and Arboretum, there are woodland walks where wildlife abounds, many species having survived on this site for hundreds of years.
The Visitor Centre, housed in a restored Essex barn, offers information, Shop and Tea Room serving morning coffee, light lunches and teas, with homemade cakes available all day. Our home cooked soup is always welcome after a morning walk or before an afternoon stroll around the spectacular Gardens and Arboretum at Markshall Estate.
A family trail is available to purchase for £2
Our Visitor Centre has a tea room which serves tea, coffee and a variety of home made cakes. Light lunches are also available.
Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Parking: Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: No dogs in Arboretum. Dogs permitted on Woodland Walks.
The car park is free.
Standard Admission (inc gift aid) admission to the Gardens, Arboretum and Woodland Walks:
Children (aged 3 to 16): £4.75
Under 3's: Free
Family Ticket (Up to four children): 1 Adult £18.50, 2 Adults £27.50
Group (10+, pre-booked only, coach driver free): £6.50 per person
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Venue approved for civil marriage
- Wedding receptions
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
By Road:Between B1024 and A120 North of Coggeshall. Follow the brown signs from A120 Coggeshall Bypass.The nearest railway station is Marks Tey, which is 3 miles away.