20 QUEEN ST: A crinkle crackle wall marks the entrance to a cottage garden with lots of surprises! All is not what it seems…
WISTARIA HOUSE: Wizened branches contrast with voluptuous wistaria blossom and provide the perfect overture to a walled garden full of flowers.
WALPOLE HOUSE: The clink of crockery tells you that afternoon tea is being served in the sheltered courtyard on the upper level. Colourful borders provide a feast for the eyes on the lower level.
HIDDEN GARDEN: A delightful garden, tucked away behind East Street, full of intense colour and sprinkled with many plants useful in the kitchen.
THE CEDARS: A belvedere overlooks formal lawns, herbaceous borders and shrubberies. Textures and colours make this garden a visual delight and a round summerhouse provides the perfect setting to admire the cedar, holm oak and Judas trees dating from the early 19th C.
CROMWELL LODGE: A newly planted garden to discover while you seek out the bargains on offer on the plant stall
ABBEYFIELD The texture of gnarled apple tree branches in the orchard, spiky artichokes in the vegetable patch, the sound of water in the distance. A large informal garden with something for every sense.
BRYANDALE HOUSE: Close your eyes as you listen to the sound of the Bryandale model Railway and you could be on the real Welsh Highland Railway!
EAST STREET: A real steam train! Right there in the garden!
75 QUEEN ST: A glorious cottage garden! The silvery sound of water, the heady scent of roses, a magical willow corridor and a perfect view of the church! What more could you ask for?
THE ALLOTMENTS: At the heart of Coggeshall's vegetable growing community! The Allotment and Garden Society was established over 50 years ago. It now has over 90 members.
COGGESHALL HOUSE: A secluded village garden with extensive lawns, terraced borders of mixed shrub and herbaceous planting, and many specimen trees. A large balustraded terrace and various hardwood benches provide an opportunity to relax, enjoy birdsong and watch the squirrels at play.
FIRMIN’S: Coggeshall’s former bakery. Lawn, patio, pond, raised vegetable beds… A, shady, peaceful retreat… as long as the hens behave! Prepare for clucking and squawking!
DERWENT HOUSE: Light playing on the surface of the pool, contrasting shapes and textures in the shade of the pergola make this walled garden and the secret garden beyond a delight to explore.
And what about the birds?
Birdsong marks the start of each day. But can you identify the song of a nightingale or a blackbird?
Test yourself at Derwent House!
There are birds singing and bugs scuttling in all our gardens!!
Collect a sticker sheet and ask our gardeners for a sticker!
Make your way to Firmin’s on Church Street.
Cup of tea?
And so are our cakes and scones.
Listen out for the clink of crockery and the clatter of cutlery and find a shady spot in the garden of Walpole House to enjoy a cream tea!