Provides extensive information on arboriculture.

For news, advice and information on gardening visit the BBC Gardening website.

Benington the Lordship Gardens spread over seven acres surrounding a fine Georgian manor house with remains of a Norman Castle and moat. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the peaceful location, a haven for wildlife that offers unspoilt views over the surrou

Are situated at Herons Farm, near Coggeshall in Essex, where the family has been farming since the 1930s. Visit to learn more about their traditional farming methods and produce.

Braintree and Bocking Gardens were donated to the community in 1888 to provide a free public space for the community to enjoy.

The British Trees website aims to be the definitive guide to British tree species on the Internet.

For information on the Department for environment food and rural affairs.

Takes you through the development of the village of Earls Colne to present day.

Visit for the official online visitor's guide for the East of England.

English Nature champions the conservation of wildlife, geology and wild places in England.

The Essex Heritage Trust has been set up to provide encouragement and help towards saving the county's rich and diverse heritage and to make it accessible for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Essex and to the many visitors who come to the county

For further information on rural visitor attractions in Essex.

Click through to see a collection of photographs taken by Marks Hall visitors.

The objective of the Forestry Commission GB is to take the lead, on behalf of all three administrations, in the development and promotion of sustainable forest management and to support its achievement nationally.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has made important contributions to increasing the understanding of the plant kingdom with many benefits for mankind. Today it is still first and foremost a scientific institution. With its collections of living and preserv

This website introduces the Marks Hall Interpretation Centre and Museum. It offers a history and virtual reconstruction of Marks Hall Mansion, the former country house on the Mark Hall Estate

Established in 1804, the Royal Horticultural Society is now the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all.

Founded as a registered charity in 1978 to combine the talents of botanists, horticulturalists and conservationists with the dedication of keen amateur and professional gardeners, the NCCPG's aims to encourage the propagation and conservation of endangere

The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) is a charitable trust. The NGS inspires proud and passionate gardeners to open up their gardens to the public and to raise money for the charities it supports.

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading charity dedicated solely to the protection of our native woodland heritage.