Galleries

This is the perfect time of year to discover all the Arboretum has to offer, whether it is on a gloriously sunny day or the morning of a crisp frost, it truly is a spectacular place where you can escape, explore and enjoy! Read more about The Perfect Escape »

Autumn is a very special time at Marks Hall and every year we get asked “when is the best time to visit?”  And there is no easy answer. No two seasons are the same, each year brings with it different weather conditions triggering different rates of development.  Last year the above... Read more about Autumn has Arrived! »

As the first day of spring  passes,  the Arboretum begins to come to life, with buds and blossom slowly beginning to make an appearance.  It is always a special time of year, as everything bursts into colour and fragrance.   Read more about Spring has arrived! »

Our Snowdrop Grove is always a sight to behold, and this year is no different as our gallery clearly shows.  They are putting on a fantastic display. Please be aware that it is very wet underfoot in places due to the recent weather conditions and we advise all visitors to wear... Read more about Snowdrops 2013 »

Autumn is a very special time at Marks Hall, with many of the trees and shrubs planted here specifically to produce a plethora of colour throughout the season. Read more about Autumn Colour 2012 »

We had a fantastic turn out for our Marks Hall Jubilee Wood Community Tree Planting Day, thank you to all those who helped, especially those from the Barclays Team who spent the entire day planting trees. Read more about Jubilee Wood Community Tree Planting Day »

The BBC Essex Open Day was a fantastic way to start our summer season, as you can see from our gallery. Read more about BBC Essex Open Day »

After much deliberation we are pleased to announce the winners of the Photography Competition. Read more about Photography Competition 2012 »

Autumn is a very special time at Marks Hall, with many of the trees and shrubs planted here specifically to produce a plethora of colour throughout the season. Here is some of last years autumn gallery for an idea of what to expect. Read more about Looking Forward to Autumn »

The Forestry Commission are tenants here at Marks Hall and are currently undertaking a large scale and routine thinning of many of the pine areas. The timber ( about 6000 green tons ) is being harvested by a contractor. This could take up to six months to complete. Read more about Forestry Commission Work »

If you go down to the woods today, you will be able to see our new visitors who could alsobecome something of a visitor attraction; Twenty Gloucester Old Spot piglets have been borrowedfrom a neighbouring farmer to chew their way through some of our undergrowth. Read more about New Arrivals - Gloucester Old Spot piglets »

Having recovered from the snow in early February our snowdrop wood, Robin's Grove is absolutely stunning now. Read more about Snowdrops 2012 »