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Beth Chatto & Green Island Gardens

Green Island Gardens

Enjoy visits to both Beth Chatto Garden and Green Island Gardens

The Beth Chatto Gardens

 

Beth Chatto OBE is an award-winning plantswoman. Her work at the Gardens began in 1960. She took an overgrown wasteland of brambles, parched gravel and boggy ditches, transforming it using plants adapted by nature to thrive in different conditions. An inspirational, informal garden has developed. Beth continues to oversee the development of the Gardens, and works closely with her team which include Garden and Nursery Director, David Ward, and Head Gardener Åsa Gregers-Warg. The Gardens remain a family-run business, managed by Beth's granddaughter, Julia Boulton.

What was once a car park is now a world-renowned Gravel Garden (which is never watered), and the dozens of plants Beth used to give to friends and family have morphed into one of the UK's leading plantsman's nurseries. 

 

In January 1975 “Unusual Plants” exhibited at the RHS Hall, Westminster, winning a Silver Medal and gaining the first press coverage. From 1977 Beth Chatto and her stand of “Unusual Plants” went on to win ten consecutive Gold Medals at RHS Chelsea. Beth Chatto’s first book, The Dry Garden, was published in 1978. Since then she has gone on to publish eight books, has lectured around the world and written articles for magazines, newspapers and the Internet. Beth Chatto still works every day in The Beth Chatto Gardens, guiding her staff and sharing her deep love and profound knowledge of planting.

 

Green Island Gardens

 

Green Island Gardens is 20 acres of private gardens, open for the public to visit in Ardleigh near Colchester, Essex. Professionally designed by its owner Fiona Edmond, the land is laid out as a series of structured gardens displaying a huge range of unusual trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs - 'A Plantsman's Paradise'. Surely one of the best gardens open to visit in Essex.

 

 

Wednesday 25th August 2021 - Route B

Thursday 26th August 2021 - Route A

 

Adult £42

Senior £40

 

 

Price includes:

 

  • Entry to Beth Chatto Gardens

  • Entry to Green Island Gardens

  • Return Coach Travel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

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Name Address Contact Details Times
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
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Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
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Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
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Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
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Hitchin S HITCHIN St Mary's Square. Opposite Car Park
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Letchworth Station Rd S LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road next to Arcade
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Melbourn Car Park N MELBOURN High St Opp Car Park
Vicarage Close Bus Stop
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Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop S NEWPORT ESSEX High St - Bus Stop before Station Rd
Near R & R Saggers shop
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Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
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Royston Melbourn Rd N ROYSTON Green St Bus stop
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Saffron Walden High St S SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop By Goddards Elect
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Sawston War Memorial S SAWSTON Next to War Memorial Bus Stop
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Stansted Mountfit Har S STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (BP Petrol Station)
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Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
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