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.

Geographic Zones

The Arboretum today is a collection of trees from all temperate areas of the globe. They are mass planted in geographic zones within a heritage landscape. It makes for some striking views and vistas across the Essex countryside.



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Events and Activities

  • Easter Trail 2019

    Join us here this Easter half term to take part in the Easter fun and complete the trail to learn new facts and to claim your prize! Read more

  • Tree Climbing 15th June 2019

    We are delighted to welcome back The Great Big Tree Climbing Company for another fun filled tree top climbing experience. Read more

Latest news

  • Bats at Marks Hall

    Marks Hall is nationally important for bat conservation. Read more

  • Clear Fell Update

    Following the clear felling of commercial timber in 2018, work continues to incorporate more areas into the geographic zones of the Arboretum. Read more

  • 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