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.

Curator at Marks Hall

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Marks Hall. We are recruiting for a Curator to deliver the highest standards of conservation, horticulture and visitor experience.


Author: Sarah Edwards

Small-leaved Lime at Marks Hall

Small-leaved lime is a deciduous tree native to the UK and across Europe. Small yellow-green flowers with a rich, heady scent are produced in early summer.


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

  • Peter Pan

    Marks Hall invite you to soar away to Neverland as Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark energy to the magical musical, Peter Pan. 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

  • New mobility golf buggy

    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

  • Trustee of Marks Hall is appointed to Board of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    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

  • Forestry Commission Work

    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