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The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge

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These were a treat sent by the tourist board without whom we would have missed them.

These are close to the magnificent church, the ruins of the castle and the museum. They are lovely... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Jill G
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

Very pleasant afternoon spent at Easton Lodge. Well sign posted locally, easy to find (even for... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Anne M
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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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The Gardens of Easton Lodge is an idyllic (Historic England, Grade II) listed haven which has been partially restored to its former glory by a team of dedicated volunteers and the owners of Warwick House. These historic gardens date back over 400...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Saffron Walden Road | Little Easton, Great Dunmow CM6 2BB, England
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

I love the Gardens and the history, beautiful at all times of the year with plenty to see and do. Great cafe

Date of experience: August 2018
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Daisy W, Front Office Manager at The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you for a lovely review. Please check out our website for the 2019 open days, we hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Been waiting to visit these gardens for ages but kept missing the open days. I wasn't disappointed, yes it's a work in progress but they are making great strides and I am totally in awe of the amount of work that has been done so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

These are close to the magnificent church, the ruins of the castle and the museum. They are lovely they remind me of a secret garden hidden for years and then nurtured and brought back to their past splendour, enchanting. Without the clear directions we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Jill G
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Easton Lodge is one of the successes of garden restoration in Essex. The project is still ongoing. The estate has a really interesting history going back 1000 years and the current gardens were designed by Harold Peto in 1902 for Daisy, Countess of Warwick, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

We went to the Easton Lodge Gardens wartime-themed open day last weekend. It was a second visit for us, and once again the experience was exceptional. The wartime theme was manifested in classic cars, music and exhibitions. We went on a group tour (£1.50) which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ben C
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We went to the gardens today as they advised part of the open day included a classic car show we arrived at 12.00 payed £4.50 each to get in and a £1 for a map headed for the classic cars only to find there was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Daisy W, Trust Administrator at The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

So sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to the Gardens of Easton Lodge. The Gardens are maintained by our dedicated volunteers who have to hand water all the plants as we have no access to mains services. The very long dry...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve stayed at The Lodge before but thus time chose one of the new Lofts recently converted. Absolutely lovely. One very large room and a bathroom and so tastefully done. Kitchen facilities in a rather clever cupboard arrangement. Not a cheap accommodation but you get...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Susan D
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant afternoon spent at Easton Lodge. Well sign posted locally, easy to find (even for me!) Glorious gardens in the process of being returned to former glories. We took advantage of a guided tour, for just £1.50! Informative and entertaining, with facts about the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Daisy W, Administrator at The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the gardens in the near future.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

I took my boys to visit the gardens on a gloriously sunny october afternoon. I had been before, but Easton Lodge is always a fascinating place to return to. The tree house was new I think, and everything looked delightful. The atmosphere was really nice...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Ben C
Daisy W, Trustee Administrator at The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review we are glad you had an enjoyable time at the Gardens and look forward to welcoming you back again next year.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

I suppose I am biased towards the gardens. They were the venue for our daughter's wedding reception. We had a large marquee on the croquet lawn and the whole day was magical. Our guests were able to discover the gardens and the weather was good...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Daisy W, Public Relations Manager at The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again soon at one of open days.

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Jane E
10 September 2018|
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Response from Happiestgardener | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes picnics are allowed and there is a small tea room selling hot drinks, cakes and bacon/cheese sandwiches. Further details can be found on the website under 'open days' - sorry it won't let me post the link. Hope... More
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mariagreen2018
17 February 2018|
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Response from Daisy W | Property representative |
The snowdrop open days are the 18th February and the 25th February 11.30am - 4pm (last entry 3pm) we do have a website which has more detail on as to when our open days are and entertainment that will be on. Many Thanks
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