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Green Island Gardens

Green Island Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7SP, England
+44 1206 230455
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Our visit to Green Island Gardens

We visited recently and had a most pleasant time. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susie B
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Upminster, United Kingdom
Wonderful therapy

I visited yesterday and had a truly wonderful time. The welcome was very warm from the people and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jackieweaver100
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Cambridge
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Recommended in Great British Gardens 2015 and Essex Days out as well as visit Essex. Featured on front cover of Homes and Gardens 2012 and Ma Maison Ma Jardin 2013. 20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 Hurricane. Now laid out with terrace, japanese garden, seaside garden, water gardens, gravel garden and extensive woodland gardens. It is a plantsman's paradise with a host of unusual plants in all seasons often of borderline hardiness thriving in the unique island microclimate. Special highlights include, snowdrops, Bluebells and Azaleas in May and spectacular Autumn colour.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tea room” (26 reviews)
“small nursery” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Green Island Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7SP, England
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+44 1206 230455
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited recently and had a most pleasant time. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, definitely going the extra mile. We fell in love with the dogs and could quite easily taken have them home with us. The tea room was very clean and...More

Thank Susie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited yesterday and had a truly wonderful time. The welcome was very warm from the people and animals alike. The gardens were absolutely stunning and the woods were peaceful and dressed in autumn colours. I would like to return early next year to see...More

1  Thank jackieweaver100
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it really is greatly appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your visit, love your photos and look forward to welcoming you back in the spring

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We visited the gardens just before autumn really kicked in and I bet it looks amazing now with all the acers turning their wonderful colours. This is a very good garden. It is easy to walk around, full of interesting plants, and designed to keep...More

1  Thank AllyandBarry
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it really is greatly appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope you can find an opportunity to visit again in a different season

Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is my second visit to Green Island gardens. We were greeted by Fiona and given a friendly welcome before progressing into the vibrant colours of Autumn. The varied border plants, stunning acers and wealth of shrubs and bushes were a gardeners' dream. Do not...More

1  Thank Michael P
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it really is greatly appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to welcoming you back in another season.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Like so many other people this is a garden that we have been meaning to visit for ages. It is a lovely experience because the whole place has a great feel with details of the family and the history of the garden. Very nice lunch...More

Thank oldfrintonians
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it really is greatly appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your visit, but sad it didn't quite meet your high expectations. Despite being a garden that is planted for all year round...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Visited the gardens in June. Gardens looked lovely the owners were very friendly and the lunch we had was delicious

1  Thank SueNanaFrog
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it really is greatly appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 27 August 2017

I only found out about this gem of a place through Groupon and I am so glad I did. Our party of four, aged from 8 to 82 all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The gardens are a haven of peace and tranquility and are an...More

Thank Blewy
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it is greatly appreciated. I am glad that you all enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the gardens for what they are. We look forward to welcoming you back at different times of...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Six members of the family met up for lunch and a most pleasant walk around the gardens. There are an array of plants and some very unusual. Dad has a cottage garden of which he has many of the same plants. He actually said he...More

Thank Cathers2005
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Bless you all...it is when people such as your group come and get so much enjoyment from the gardens that it makes all the hard work worthwhile! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had a lovely afternoon at Green Island. A hidden haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From the home made cake to the informal borders . it was a truly memorable time to relax and wander through the gardens. Many of...More

Thank 11penelope
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review it is really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed that gardens, do come and visit again in a different season

Reviewed 25 August 2017

We visited today and really enjoyed the garden and the tranquility. It was so much fun just wandering that we didn't look at the map until afterwards to see exactly where we had been. We had a light lunch that we both enjoyed. I have...More

Thank Jac S
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, it is greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the Autumn.

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brigettelcc
29 October 2017|
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Trevor A
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I'm not sure but would say probably not. You could always ring and ask.
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30 June 2016|
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I cannot remember but it was not excessive,why don't you give them a phone call. Sorry I cannot help you more
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