Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, Essex
The perfect place for a great day out
The Gardens and Arboretum feature a tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape providing interest and enjoyment throughout the year. You can follow the paths through the Arboretum, where you can see beautiful vistas and a host of exotic trees from around the world.
The Visitor Centre, housed in a restored Essex barn, offers information, a Shop and Tea Room serving morning coffee, light lunches and teas, with homemade cakes available all day. Our home cooked soup is always welcome after a morning walk or before an afternoon stroll around the spectacular Gardens and Arboretum at Marks Hall.
We have two significant anniversaries this year. It is 20 years since the Visitor Centre opened and 10 years since the Walled Garden was re-designed. To celebrate we are holding a series of events, starting with an illustrated talk with our Curator, Jonathan Jukes on Friday 24th May.Read more
We are holding a Volunteer Open Day at our our Visitor Centre on Tuesday 4th June from 11:00am until 3:00pm. The day will enable you to meet members of our team and find out more about the roles available. If you are interested in joining our Volunteer Team we would very much like to meet you.Read more