See breath-taking vistas at Beth Chatto Gardens

Colchester, Essex

Explore these breath-taking and inspirational gardens created by 10 times Chelsea Gold Medal Winner and Gardening Author, Beth Chatto OBE.

From the dry Gravel Garden to the lush Water Garden, Beth has planted thousands of varieties of plants perfectly suited to their environment. The gardens, covering seven acres with widely varying conditions including dry, woodland, damp and wet, are sure to provide inspiration at any time of the year.

Alan Titchmarsh, gardener and broadcaster says: “Of all the gardeners I know, it is for her that I feel the deepest respect and greatest affection.”

After taking in the beautiful sights, relax in the tearoom, which provides a wonderful selection of homemade cakes, lunches, ices, teas and freshly ground coffee. For the creative types, the gardens organise a variety of events and workshops throughout the year, including Horticulture, Art, Craft, Baking and Photography.

And if you wish to follow in the footsteps of Beth’s gardening ideas, the nursery stocks over 2,000 varieties of plants for you to buy and take home.

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