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Spring at the Gardens

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Summer at the Gardens

'Right plant; right place' Even in the heat of summer, the Gravel Garden remains unwatered

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The gardens in autumn

The planting structure in the gardens is gradually revealed

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The Water Gardens

Descend onto the cool emerald grass surrounding four large ponds in our water gardens and experience a different climate with lush planting.

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Top 10 early spring plants
Top 10 early spring plants

It was the first time I really felt like planting this weekend... beautiful spring sunshine and the garden was calling out for attention! If you'd like some guidance on early spring plants, here are Jake's top 10 favourite plants for this time of year.

20th February 2018 IN Guides

Do you use the RHS Plant Finder to find which nursery sells the plants you are looking for? Each year, we send off our submissions, and the current issue also includes this feature from the Beth Chatto Gardens...

15th February 2018 IN Our Blog

The Beth Chatto Gardens

Welcome to the Beth Chatto Gardens. The Gardens are situated in Elmstead Market, a 10 minute drive from Colchester. They were created by award winning gardener, author and lecturer Beth Chatto, who won 10 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, in 10 consecutive years. Now, they are an inspiration to gardeners and garden lovers and we welcome visitors from all over the world. We are also a renowned nursery and stock over 2000 varieties of plants, many propagated from plants in the Gardens. When you visit, don't miss our guided garden walks, free gardening talks, acclaimed Tearoom and tempting Gift Shop. We are open every day, all year round, except for between Christmas and the New Year.

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