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Well worth a visit

I love to see this wonderful garden at any time of year as there is always plenty to admire, and... read more

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silverfox026
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Pumpkin Hunt

Lovely day with family including young nieces. Excellent lunch served quickly despite them being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jeanney87
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Open 7 days a week 7.5 Acres of inspirational Gardens. Entrance fee from £4.50 depending on season (under 16's free except on special event days). Gravel Garden, extensive Nursery and Tearoom all free to gain access. The Beth Chatto Gardens began in...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Elmstead Market Clacton Road, Colchester CO7 7DB, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Great selection of plants at reasonable prices,Very helpful staff.nothing too much bother.Always a pleasure to return for more plants.Very pleasant cafe/tea rooms,once again helpful friendly staff.Will keep returning.

34  Thank bigbarryEssex
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 February 2013

myself and a friend visited The Gardens at Elmstead Market on the weekend. We were amazed at how the gardens had changed since the last time we came (around 10 years ago). We visited the Water and Shade gardens an enjoyed the gardens alot. Then...More

16  Thank jeff s
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Reviewed yesterday

I love to see this wonderful garden at any time of year as there is always plenty to admire, and if I have visitors I tend to take them too it’s a lovely place to spend some time.There’s a little woodland walk as well as...More

Thank silverfox026
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day with family including young nieces. Excellent lunch served quickly despite them being very busy followed by lovely walk through the grounds while kids hunted for pumpkins. Loads of lovely plants in natural setting in woods. Will definitely be back.

Thank jeanney87
Debsul07, Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review. So pleased you and the family enjoyed your visit. We have lots of activities and events for all ages throughout the year. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are amazing and mostly wheelchair accessible. There are different areas to explore such as the water garden, gravel garden, woodland garden and more. Will definitely visit again! Great for a relaxing afternoon and for inspiration and ideas.

Thank Bagus08
Debsul07, Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review. Beth is still so inspirational.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beth Chattos always has good food but they have really stepped up their vegan options. Nearly every dish has a vegetarian, gluten free and vegan version. Today I had vegan chilli and rice which even had melted vegan cheese on the nachos! Amazing!!!!!! RHS, National...More

Thank Rachel S
Debsul07, Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Rachel. Our chefs will be delighted with your comments - I will pass them on!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These really are beautiful gardens..so nice to see..and gives so many ideas of things to do in your own garden..we had an area that gets water logged..someone there gave us ideas of what to plant..and it now looks great..they also have a lovely cafe.

Thank bigbarryEssex
Debsul07, Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review. Hopefully see you again in the Gardens and the tearoom.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve wanted to visit here for a while and finally got round to doing last week. It was well worth the visit. Even though we are now into autumn, there was still a lot to see with some beautiful flowers and trees. It was also...More

Thank Hannah_bright
Debsul07, Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Hannah. Pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning gardens even in October, wonderful colours and so picturesque.Very tranquil and peaceful and a great way to unwind for an hour or two.

Thank cinders42
Debsul07, Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pleased you enjoyed your visit. The colours are just spectacular this time of year.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place if you enjoy flowers, shrubs and trees as well as Gardens, themed it's nice plus you can get refreshments too.

Thank Chris C
Debsul07, Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Chris - pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful garden with lots of places to sit. On top of that, there is a fabulous coffee shop and nursery which sells unusual plants by theme. It is definitely worth a visit- you can see the dry garden without paying to go...More

Thank Kerry U
Debsul07, Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Kerry. The majority of the plants we sell in the nursery are propogated on site, from the Gardens. Beth had originally named her business Unusual Plants!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful! We visited the gardens and there was also a plant fair. This place is simple but beautiful, a lifetime of devotion and the staff are all so keen, passionate and friendly. The tea room offers a good range of scrummy food. All in all...More

Thank Tummypocket
Debsul07, Manager at The Beth Chatto Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So pleased you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again.

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Annette S
20 October 2018|
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Response from Debsul07 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay trip advisor has only just alerted us to your question. We allow assistance dogs into the Gardens.
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hbridge2016
27 March 2018|
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Response from Debsul07 | Property representative |
No sorry not paved routes however much of the garden is available to a wheelchair or pushchair
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Isthereanamenottaken
11 September 2017|
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