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  1. World renowned gardens planted by the late Beth Chatto to the mantra of 'right plant in the right place'.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  2. The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a children’s play area, putting green and boating lake.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  3. Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Attractions.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  4. 370 acres of woodland, grassland and wetland with path network, including circular walks and easy access trail. Visitor centre and interactive displays, rangers organise a range of activities throughout the year.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999

Number of results: 20

  1. Address

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

    Telephone

    01206 822007

    Colchester

    World renowned gardens planted by the late Beth Chatto to the mantra of 'right plant in the right place'.

  2. Address

    Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL

    Telephone

    01206 331292

    Colchester

    Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Attractions.

  3. Address

    High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

    Telephone

    01206 282962

    Colchester

    The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a children’s play area, putting green and boating lake.

  4. Address

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

    Telephone

    01206 230455

    Colchester

    20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a plantsman's paradise full of unusual plants for all year round colour.

  5. Address

    Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Abberton, Essex, CO2 0EU

    Telephone

    01206 738172

    Abberton

    *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nesting cormorants, common terns and nightingales. Nature trails for all the family and bird hides. Shop selling…

  6. Address

    Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

    Telephone

    01376 563796

    Coggeshall

    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 Marks Hall.

  7. Address

    Flatford, East Bergholt, Manningtree, Essex, CO7 6UL

    Telephone

    01206 391153

    Manningtree

    A fabulous wildlife garden to inspire you to Give Nature a Home where you live. New family trail to get your children involved.

  8. Address

    South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Fingringhoe, Essex, CO5 7DN

    Telephone

    01206 729678

    Fingringhoe

    *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Nature reserve over 200 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature trails, wheelchair access, bird hides, gift shop and visitor centre with tea room. Friendly atmosphere. Regular events for adults and children.

  9. Address

    Colchester Roman Circus Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

    Telephone

    01206 501785

    Colchester

    *BACK OPEN FROM 8th AUGUST* The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2004. It was built in the early 2nd century CE and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in…

  10. Address

    East Mersea, East Mersea, Essex, CO5 8UE

    Telephone

    01206 383868

    East Mersea

    Cudmore Grove offers visitors a trip to the seaside with a difference at the eastern tip of Mersea Island. The park includes a sandy beach and open grassland, perfect for picnics and great views.

  11. Address

    Visitor Centre, Turner Road, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JR

    Telephone

    01206 853588

    Highwoods, Colchester

    370 acres of woodland, grassland and wetland with path network, including circular walks and easy access trail. Visitor centre and interactive displays, rangers organise a range of activities throughout the year.

  12. Address

    Green Lane, Boxted, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5TS

    Telephone

    01206 271136

    Colchester

    *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Dedham Vale Vineyard is set in 40 acres of vines, woods and pasture on the edge of the Dedham Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

    Sample the wines and wander through the vines as you enjoy this glorious part of North…

  13. Address

    Maldon Road, Colchester, CO3 4RN

    Telephone

    01206 282931

    Colchester

    The Archaeological Park is one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman sites in the country. Enjoy a walk and discover the highlights of the site with the interpretation boards around the Park.

  14. Address

    Dead Lane Ardleigh, Colchester, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7PF

    Telephone

    01206 231593

    Colchester

    Our stunning vineyard is open Wednesday - Sunday to explore. Stroll through the vines on the Vineyard Trail and spot the wildlife on Ardleigh Reservoir or just relax and take in the view on the terrace with a glass of wine.

  15. Address

    Salary Brook, off Avon Way, Greenstead, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3YR

    Telephone

    01206 853588

    Greenstead, Colchester

    A local nature reserve on the edge of Greenstead and Longbridge with open aspect to farmland.

  16. Address

    Old Ipswich Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HU

    Telephone

    01206 231390

    Colchester

    *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Gnome Magic is an unusual treat. Enjoy the delightful garden which blends into an amazing wood where the growing number of 500 gnomes and their friends live. Guaranteed to bring a little sunshine.

  17. Address

    Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ

    Telephone

    01787 460261

    Castle Hedingham

    Visit Hedingham Castle for a great family day out. Bring a picnic and explore the beautiful gardens and lakes then take time to explore the 110ft tall Norman Keep.

  18. Address

    Great Wigborough, Essex, CO5 7RZ

    Telephone

    01621 862960

    Essex

    *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* A 700 acre coastal farm and the head office of Essex Wildlife Trust situated on the Blackwater Estuary. Visitors can see the success of the coastal realignment project and enjoy a fantastic, wildlife packed walk. An exemplar of…

  19. Address

    Sussex Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3QJ

    Telephone

    01206 282739

    Colchester

    Hilly Fields offers an interesting mix of woodland, undulating paths and fantastic views.

  20. Address

    Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8SX

    Telephone

    01206 385900

    East Mersea

    Producers of fine wines and real ale (cask and conditioned).

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