Beth Chatto Gardens (Colchester) Reviews
Description:Gardens with nursery and tearoom, in Colchester, Essex / Address: Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB
Newest Review: ... from ones that grown in dry gravel to lush bog plants which surround the lakes and ponds that adorn the landscape. The whole garden blends so well into the surrounding countryside and to look at some parts you would think the plants and trees all grew naturally there for centuries. There are beautiful walks through the landscapes and the whole place has a tranquility about it that is so ... more
Customer Beth Chatto Gardens (Colchester) Reviews (2)
by - written on 12/09/11 (Very useful, 19 readings)
If you like gardening, or like to visit beautiful gardens, then Beth Chatto's fabulous garden is a must-see! The gardens are situated on the A133 in Elmstead Market which is about 4 miles east of Colchester. There is plenty of parking and coach parties are catered for with prior booking. Beth Chatto began her garden in 1960, on what used to be waste ground with lots of boggy areas. What she has created out of this wasteland is utterly amazing! You cannot image just how beautiful it is till you visit! There are literally thousands of different plants, ranging from ones that grown in dry gravel to lush bog plants which surround ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/02/11 (Very useful, 225 readings)
Just outside the hustle and bustle of Colchester Town lies a little slice of tranquillity. Beth Chatto Gardens offered me a haven of carefully tended natural beauty when I spent 12 months studying in Colchester last year, and is somewhere I continue to visit now, even though I live far from that part of Essex. ** My first visit ** Dreaming up ways to escape from endless coursework and my tiny room in halls, became something of an obsession in my first term at the University of Essex. So with the excuse that a dose of fresh air in my lungs would sharpen my senses and turn me into a master-essay-writer I set off to the nearest and nicest sounding ... Read the complete review
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