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Green Island Gardens

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Peaceful haven of beauty

We spent a wondeful morning here yesterday to view the autumn splendour of the gardens. With so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hatthora
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Glorious Autumn

Perfect time of year to stroll under the canopies of oak trees and enjoy the rainbow spectrum of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kimreed2016
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London, United Kingdom
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Recommended in Great British Gardens 2018 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...more
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Green Island Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7SP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a wondeful morning here yesterday to view the autumn splendour of the gardens. With so many acers and other colourful trees and plants, it was a feast for the eyes. We were lucky with the weather too, which was very warm for October...More

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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really do appreciate it. Glad that you enjoyed the gardens in their Autumn finery. We will be replacing some of the bridges across the streams over the winter. We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect time of year to stroll under the canopies of oak trees and enjoy the rainbow spectrum of autumn.

Thank kimreed2016
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really do appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed the garden in its Autumn finery, do come back and visit in another season.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fantastic gem of a garden. Lots of interesting plants and trees. I love the informal and more natural way of garden design. I have enjoyed having a double season ticket which allows me to visit the garden with different friends. I also like to...More

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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really do appreciate it! I am glad you have made use of your season ticket, the garden really is very different through the seasons. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

part of me doesnt want to share what a peaceful soul nourisijng visit we had today! what a lovely place - flat easy strolling around naturally planted very wide variety of plants, trees, shurbs. i am sure there is a whole additional level of enjoyment...More

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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to eave a review after your visit yesterday, we really do appreciate it. I am so glad you enjoyed the gardens on your first visit, they have so much more to offer in all the other seasons...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Kent and are spoiled by visits to nearby Chartwell, Hever and the many other well known gardens. But Green Island is every bit their match, the more so given that these beautiful gardens were created as a 'therapy' for the debilitating condition...More

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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really do appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed the gardens, and the huge range of plants we have on show. It certainly makes all our hard work in maintaining...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a gem. We had a very warm welcome from Fiona and spent several tranquil hours wandering and marvelling at the colourful beauty of the plants and the clever way it is all laid out. There is so much to see in all...More

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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really do appreciate it. We glad that you enjoyed the gardens and tearoom and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A garden with a lot of surprises, from some very unusual plants and vistas to the wonderful overall feeling of peace. Run by a lovely family who are very helpful - and the tea shop has some lovely cakes ! The history of the garden...More

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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and very glad you enjoyed your visit. Peaceful and tranquil are the two words that appear most often in the visitors book!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon at Green Island today in the glorious September sunshine! There is a large, well kept garden to explore, with lots of different areas including a children's tree house,large pond and woodland walk. Even in early Autumn there was a great variety...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this place after spending time in Colchester. It was on a coach trip so didn't have a choice and I had never heard of it. It is a private garden set in 20 acres. The gardens were designed by the owner Fiona. The...More

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Fiona E, Front Office Manager at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting. We hope that you return to see the garden again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After checking the website and Facebook pages I was really looking forward to visiting here as the photos were lovely and it wasn’t that far from where we live The place is quite run down and looks neglected. There didn’t appear to be any staff...More

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

I am sorry that our garden didn't live up to your expectations. I can assure you that it is not neglected. We have 20 acres to maintain and just a very small team who lovingly look after the gardens. We have been complemented numerous times...More

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jah1526
23 September 2018|
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Response from Fiona E | Property representative |
Yes we have a tearoom which served home made light lunches, teas, cakes and cream teas. See website for full details
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Yellowbanker
11 March 2018|
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Response from Fiona E | Property representative |
No I am sorry but we do not allow visitors dogs in the gardens except assistance dogs.
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brigettelcc
30 October 2017|
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