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.

Autumn Colour

Autumn provides dramatic changes in leaf colour and lead to a stunning autumn display. The developing tree tints form a constantly changing pallet of striking colour visible across the Arboretum.


Author: Sarah Edwards

Wildlife conservation

The landscape at Marks Hall has been carefully managed over the last 30 years to provide a rich diversity of habitats for a huge variety of different species.



Events and Activities

  • Half Term Halloween Trail 2018

    The Halloween Trail is alive with beastly facts and gruesome details, and takes in some of the spooky sights of Marks Hall, including the Screaming Oak. Read more

  • Guided Morning Autumn Walk

    A robust morning walk to explore this rich season at Marks Hall with the Senior Arborist. Read more

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