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The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge

Saffron Walden Road | Little Easton, Great Dunmow CM6 2BB, England
+44 1371 876979
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Mrs devlin

We’ve stayed at The Lodge before but thus time chose one of the new Lofts recently converted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan D
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Well worth a visit

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anne M
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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 years. Their most renowned owner was the Countess of Warwick, mistress of the Prince of Wales before he acceded to the throne as Edward VII. The Countess commissioned leading designer Harold Peto to create stunning formal gardens and a treehouse for her, in 1902. Abandoned in 1950 after the demolition of the house, the gardens were then forgotten. Today the 23 acres of gardens have a magical atmosphere, as the splendour of a century ago is gently revealed through restoration, allowing the visitor to imagine their past glories and enjoy their tranquil present. The Gardens are open to the public on the following Sundays in 2018: 22 April, 20 May, 24 June, 22 July, 19 August, 16 September, 14 October. Please check our website for more details.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Saffron Walden Road | Little Easton, Great Dunmow CM6 2BB, England
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+44 1371 876979
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Daisy W, Administrator at The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A beautiful spot off the beaten track. We went in the Spring and it was lovely. We spent about 3 hours there walking and sitting in the sun. The dog loved it too!

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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The first thing you notice are the amazing staff. So helpful and friendly. The food is great and great prices. Bacon roll, tea and cake for a fiver. The gardens are just lovely, a must see if in the area. Don't miss the small church...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We visited for the first of 2 Snowdrop Sundays on February 19th. The guided Tour at 12.30 gave us an interesting history of the site. The original Maynard family have long gone along with the house. The grounds are being restored by a dedicated group...More

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Daisy W, Public Relations Manager at The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for visiting the gardens. The snowdrops have been particularly good this year and we are open again on Sunday 26th February for those who missed them this last weekend. Our restoration work is on-going and the range of plants and colours at the...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

What a little gem! Drifts of snowdrops amongst the trees greeted us and everyone was so friendly. At only £4 for adults it was a lovely afternoon out. There were children having great fun on the logs and running through the trees, it's also very...More

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Daisy W, Public Relations Manager at The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for visiting the gardens and for your review. The volunteers at the Gardens love to welcome visitors and to show the progress we have made with the restoration. We were sorry to have run out of bacon so soon – and we will...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We visited in order to see the snowdrops on display on one of the two weekends when they were on show. The display was amazing, with thousands of snowdrops carpeting the grounds, mainly in the wooded areas alongside the entry road and car park. What...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Great to see the restoration that is being done and can't wait to see the new Peto designed area that has been uncovered. Good walking, wonderful countryside. Gardens open again in April. Snowdrops were great.More

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Daisy W, Public Relations Manager at The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

We are glad you enjoyed seeing our latest project at the Gardens. Our volunteers are working hard to bring the Peto rill back to life and to plant up our new stumpery, as well as continuing the renovation of the walled kitchen garden and Italian...More

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mariagreen2018
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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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