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.

Trustee Recruitment

The trustees of Marks Hall Estate would like to recruit at least two further trustees to the board.


Author: Sarah Edwards

Food and Beverage Assistant

As our visitor numbers grow, we are looking to increase the size of the catering team here at Marks Hall. We have a vacancy for Food and Beverage Assistants, click here to find out more.


Author: Sarah Edwards

Wedding Special Offers

Looking for a last minute wedding or something a bit different.


Author: Lisa Calvert

Events and Activities

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family. Read more

  • Suffolk Horse Spectacular

    We are delighted to welcome the Suffolk Horse Society to Marks Hall for their annual Spectacular. 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