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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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The gardens in autumn

The planting structure in the gardens is gradually revealed

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How to grow herbs and what to do with them
How to grow herbs and what to do with them

We love herbs! Not only do they look pretty in containers and borders, attract bees and butterflies, but they also smell and taste delicious

31st July 2017 IN Guides
Hemerocallis (Day lily)
Hemerocallis (Day lily)

They’re not particularly fashionable I suppose, but if there’s one reliable perennial you should have for your garden it’s got to be the day lily...but it is a travesty to eat them...

13th July 2017 IN Guides
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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 Christmas and New Year.

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Elmstead Market
Colchester
Essex
CO7 7DB
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