Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum forms an unmissable attraction in Essex. Our vision is to respect the heritage of the Estate while developing a restorative and inspiring landscape that is good for people, plants and wildlife.

Visit the beautiful lakeside gardens and explore the stunning Arboretum with an enviable collection of trees originating from every temperate area of the world. 

With your support, we will ensure that this special place will be enjoyed by generations to come.

Opening times

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Author: Lisa Calvert

The Lakes

There are two ornamental lakes at Marks hall which provide striking reflections on calm, clear days.



Events and Activities

  • Operation Varsity Memorial Service

    The Trustees and staff at Marks Hall Estate will be commemorating the anniversary of Operation Varsity at 10.45am at the Memorial Site. Read more

  • The Coach House Wedding Open Day

    Come and see the stunning Coach House dressed for a wedding. Read more

Latest news

  • Sponsors Sought for Marks Hall Sculpture

    Marks Hall Sculpture 2019 will be our third biennial Sculpture Exhibition. It is proven to be an impressive and popular event bringing art into the landscape at Marks Hall. The exhibition runs for 43 days in the height of British Summer, including 7 weekends. Could you come on board as a sponsor? Read more

  • Abies numidica

    We have been seed collecting from the critically endangered Algerian fir or Abies numidica, which is flourishing here at Marks Hall. Read more

  • The English Garden

    The team at Marks Hall were delighted to feature in The English Garden Magazine this November, in a wonderful article and series of photographs by Carole Drake. Read more