Green Island Gardens
“A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth” Green Island Gardens is a professionally designed Garden by owner Fiona Edmond. The site is a 20 acre triangular “land island” originally woodland now laid out with terrace area, generous island borders, water gardens, a seaside garden, Japanese garden, gravel gardens and extensive woodland gardens all sensitively planted displaying many unusual plants, often of borderline hardiness thriving in the unique microclimate. There are many features that have been designed and constructed from materials found on site, mostly fallen oaks from the great 1987 storm, such as a tree house, decking and arbour spanning the pond and several timber houses along with numerous seats.
This is a garden for all seasons with plenty of interest all year round, from snowdrops in February, many unusual woodlanders in April, bluebells in May along with Azaleas Acers and Rhododendrons followed by the water gardens, mixed borders all summer and finally the spectacular Autumn colour. A plantsman’s paradise.
Opening Times: Feb 1st to Nov 30th. Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm daily
Admission Rates: See website for details, adjusted seasonally.
Group Rates: Minimum group size 20. Adults £6.50. Children £2.00
Facilities: Tearoom serving light lunches and homemade cakes, Plant Sales, Garden Design Exhibition, Photographic Display of Wildlife Images, Toilets, Wheelchair Loan (booking required), Talks, Courses.
Disabled Access: Yes
Tours and Events: Guided tours and Group bookings by appointment. See website for events
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: Length of visit 21/2 - 3hrs
Booking Contact: Fiona Edmond
Green Island Gardens, Green Island, Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7SP
Tel: 01206 230455
Location: From centre of Ardleigh, take B1029 towards Great Bromley. Park Road is 2nd road on right after level crossing.