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Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens

43 Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9AE, England
+44 1376 321147
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relaxing area

this area in Braintree is a very pleasant place to bring the children, chill out in your lunch... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louise K
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
floral oassis in a grey town

the public gardens is a real oassis of calm in the heart of the town. there is a childrens area and... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
lyndaruths
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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  • Very good35%
  • Average1%
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“tennis courts” (12 reviews)
“play area” (5 reviews)
“brass band” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
43 Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9AE, England
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+44 1376 321147
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"pleasant place"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this area in Braintree is a very pleasant place to bring the children, chill out in your lunch break and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. you can forget you are in town.

Thank Louise K
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

the public gardens is a real oassis of calm in the heart of the town. there is a childrens area and a good cafe. but the best part is the lovely pond with the water lillies. there are a great deal of plants and birds...More

Thank lyndaruths
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

I absolutely love visiting the gardens, especially when it isn't too busy as you can hear the wildlife. The pond is especially peaceful, and the flowers are beautiful all year round. I recommend taking a lunch or using the café as it's a lovely spot...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

These are super gardens to visit,especially with young children.There is plenty of grass to run on and a good selection of swings and slides to play on.The gardens themselves are very well kept and full of interesting and colourful plants.Well woth a visit!

Thank roger d
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

the play area is ideal for children of all ages, the events are for all ages as well, and a very nice tea shop as well.

Thank marinanewbon
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Very nice trees are lovely the pondthing coukd do with sorting, but nice for a afternoon out or just after a trip shopping in braintree

Thank Katrina D
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great location for some peace and quiet. A tea shop is on hand for snacks, with playground items for younger kids, and a nice walk around the picturesque formal gardens. Also a great facility are the two tennis courts that can be rented at very...More

Thank Phil R
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is a fantastic place hidden right in the heart of Braintree. Beautiful well kept gardens and a safe place for children to play. You can also hire Tennis courts at a very cheap hourly rate. The gardens also hold events throughout the year and...More

Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

A jewel amongst thorns would describe this oasis of calm laid out in true Victorian style and including an Elizabethan style knot garden as well as a feature fish pond. As witness to the passing of time since this land was donated to the people...More

Thank Cjarvi2013
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

What a pity its hidden and virtually unknown. The tree collection is fantastic, information board at the entrance. Good safe childrens play area. Coffee and cafe make a welcome addition. Apparently it relies on public donations and has various events throughout the year.

Thank Susan&Walter
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Parking on street outside up to 1 hour free Opposit Masons have a car park 2 mins walk Weekends council offices next door can be used
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