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. Read more

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. Read more

The Heritage Oaks

Veteran oaks in the arboretum and woodland offer refuge to a great diversity of invertebrate species and insects as well as forming a distinctive and durable part of the landscape. Read more

The Lakes

There are two ornamental lakes at Marks hall which provide striking reflections on calm, clear days. Read more

The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden at Marks Hall with its contours and shapes is a unique and special place. Read more

The Woodland Walks

A series of three circular woodland walks, which set off from the Visitor Centre provide an opportunity to explore the semi-natural ancient woodlands at Marks Hall. Read more