"Winter at Marks Hall Estate" Photography Competition

To coincide with the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition coming here to Marks Hall Estate (29th November 2019 – 23rd February 2020), we have launched a new photography competition to encourage visitors to the estate to capture the natural beauty of winter here in our very own Arboretum and gardens. Read more

North Essex organisations launch tree planting initiative to mark National Tree Planting Week

Marks Hall Gardens & Arboretum, Perrywood Garden Centre and Reco Store – a zero waste store in Tiptree – have been out planting a number of trees to mark National Tree Week (23rd November – 1st December) and to demonstrate their combined commitment to tree planting across Essex. Read more

Winter in The Walled Garden

Designed for Spring and Summer interest, the Walled Garden is closed during the winter period. From November, after the commencement of winter opening hours, important maintenance tasks begin in the Walled Garden. Read more

National Champion Trees

The Arboretum at Marks Hall is now home to 3 National Champions (the largest in the British Isles for either height, girth or both) and 110 Essex Champions. A great achievement for a still young and developing Arboretum. Read more

Prints and merchandise by Julie Graham on sale now in the Visitor Centre

On Monday 17th June our Visitor Centre was transformed by an exhibition of stunning work created by artist Julie Graham, founder of Little Fox Press. Read more