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Green Island Gardens

Green Island Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7SP, England
+44 1206 230455
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A magical place and refreshingly not too commercial

This garden is beautiful and inspirational. With so many different but connecting types of garden... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Captainbilos
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Witham, United Kingdom
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Lovely tranquil Garden

We visited Green Island Garden in mid-July as part of a coach party. I think we were all very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John B
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Recommended in Great British Gardens 2015 and Essex Days out as well as visit Essex. Featured on front cover of Homes and Gardens 2012 and Ma Maison Ma Jardin 2013. 20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 Hurricane. Now laid out with terrace, japanese garden, seaside garden, water gardens, gravel garden and extensive woodland gardens. It is a plantsman's paradise with a host of unusual plants in all seasons often of borderline hardiness thriving in the unique island microclimate. Special highlights include, snowdrops, Bluebells and Azaleas in May and spectacular Autumn colour.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tea room” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Green Island Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7SP, England
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+44 1206 230455
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This garden is beautiful and inspirational. With so many different but connecting types of garden there are ideas that everyone can take away for there own plot. Everything is well kept but has a feeling of something that can be achieved at home - on...More

Thank Captainbilos
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Green Island Garden in mid-July as part of a coach party. I think we were all very impressed by this beautiful garden. The large island borders set in the lawn were especially colourful. They merge into the woodland behind. The grassy paths through...More

Thank John B
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we do really appreciate it. I am very glad that you and your group enjoyed the gardens, it certainly makes all the hard work worthwhile when people come and enjoy the gardens. We look...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The gardens are well laid out with large flower beds and interesting walks. Lots of trees. Some plants are well known, other more unusual and the helpful staff are ready to look up names for you. There's a fairly basic café or you can find...More

Thank norfolkbroad75
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we do really appreciate it. I am very glad that you enjoyed the visit, it certainly makes all the hard work worthwhile when people come and enjoy the gardens. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Was looking forward to a QUIET meander through a well kept garden on this beautiful sunny day, arrived a little after opening, woodland looking cool and inviting, great location, should have been a pleasant time, however the whole time we were in the garden, the...More

Thank denikirby
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am very sorry that you felt that your visit was spoiled by the noise of the lawnmower. Sadly in a garden where plants are constantly growing there is maintenance which has to be done...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful gardens, woodland walks and a peaceful place to enjoy the colours and scents all around you.

Thank Peter H
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the gardens, the scents of the lilies and Trachelospermums are fantastic at the moment. Do come back and visit again in another season.

Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this with a friend an we spent a pleasant couple of hours here wandering round. It was very peaceful and the Hydrangeas were fabulous! The Tea Rooms are basic but adequate and the plants in the nursery are very healthy and well priced.

Thank Kerry U
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, it is much appreciated. Glad you and your mother enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked up Green Island Gardens purely on the basis that it was close to Beth Chatto gardens and I wanted somewhere else in the area for our day out. Wasn't entirely sure what to expect but was so glad we went. It's different to a...More

Thank Jiml01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live nearby. ( about 5 miles but had only just heard of it, so thought we'd give it a go! Nice for a change! Took a slow wander , pretty garden with a pond woodland and grass paths, a children's play area, traditional borders and...More

Thank JaniceD D
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, although you mention that you visited when the Azaleas and rhododendrons were out so that must have been early May.. two and a half months ago? We do explain the many reasons that we do not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was part of a Duke of Edinburgh group who visited Green Island Gardens. The staff were kind and extremely helpful. The gardens were beautiful and so peaceful. Good for people of all ages.

Thank rolojoshie
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you made it to the gardens last Saturday, sorry I missed your group, but best wishes on your D of E award

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this twice this month with different friends. It is a delightful place with so much to see and enjoy. The owner, who designed and created this beautiful place, and all other staff are friendly and helpful. The nursery is full of exciting...More

Thank CACCollyer
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we really do appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the gardens and look forward to welcoming you back throughout the different seasons

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Trevor A
August 9, 2016|
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Response from lindarice48 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but would say probably not. You could always ring and ask.
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Response from peterandval2016 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember but it was not excessive,why don't you give them a phone call. Sorry I cannot help you more
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