Our inspiring landscape has restorative powers for people, plants and wildlife. Read more
Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum forms an unmissable attraction in Essex. It combines beautiful formal lakeside gardens, a stunning Arboretum with an enviable collection of trees originating from every temperate area of the world and miles of leafy woodland walks to explore and enjoy.
The Charitable Trust was established in 1971 and receives no external funding. 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. With your support, we will ensure that this special place will be enjoyed by generations to come.
Marks Hall invite you to an afternoon of open air hilarity in the stunning surroundings of the gardens as Immersion Theatre proudly present Oscar Wilde's wittiest comedy.
The Marks Hall Garden and Country Show is a fantastic family event that raises much needed funds for three local charities, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, Colchester Rotary and Marks Hall Estate.
Events and Activities
We’re delighted to be offering a series of tree climbing events in the Arboretum this year with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. Read more
The Marks Hall Garden and Country Show is a fantastic family event that raises much needed funds for three local charities, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, Colchester Rotary and Marks Hall Estate. Read more
Thanks to the generous bequest of the family of Terry Plane and the concerted fundraising efforts of our staff and volunteers we are delighted to announce that a new buggy will soon arrive at Marks Hall. Read more
Marks Hall is delighted to announce that Trustee Michael Lear has been appointed to the Board at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. He will continue in post here at Marks Hall simultaneously. Read more
During 2018 you may see some timber thinning and felling taking place at Marks Hall. This is all part of the Forestry Commission's planned harvesting of commercial timber. It provides us with a wonderful opportunity to develop more areas of the Arboretum and reinstate areas of native woodland. Read more