We are open!
Tuesday 16th July

We’re open Tuesday – Sunday

10am – 5pm

  • Admissions 10am – 3.30pm
  • Orchard Kitchen Friday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm
  • Percy’s Pantry Catering Outlet Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 4.30pm
  • Arboretum and car park locked at 5pm
Opening Times & Pricing

Celebrate with us this May Half Term!

Join us and take part in this interactive week packed with a host of fun activities as we commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee and our 50th Anniversary year.

Browse the activities below so you can plan your day

All activities are included within your admission ticket unless stated

All DayAll DayAll Day
Saturday 28 MayFamily Crown Trail
included within Family admission tickets, £1 for Friends of Markshall, £2 for other ticket holders
Lawn Games at the Garden HubMay Arboretum Highlights – self guided walk11am-2.30pm
Solar gazing with North Essex Astronomical Society
11am-1.30pm
Wild Saturday
12.15pm-4.30pm
Music in the Arboretum
Sunday 29 MayFamily Crown Trail
included within Family admission tickets, £1 for Friends of Markshall, £2 for other ticket holders
Lawn Games at the Garden HubMay Arboretum Highlights – self guided walk10am-4pm
Archery
pre book tickets to secure your place
12-4pm
Michelle’s Magic Mirror – Face Painting
12.15pm-4.30pm
Music in the Arboretum
Monday 30 MayFamily Crown Trail
included within Family admission tickets, £1 for Friends of Markshall, £2 for other ticket holders
Lawn Games at the Garden HubMay Arboretum Highlights – self guided walk
Tuesday 31 MayFamily Crown Trail
included within Family admission tickets, £1 for Friends of Markshall, £2 for other ticket holders
Lawn Games at the Garden HubMay Arboretum Highlights – self guided walk11am and 1pm
Volunteer Led Guided Walk
pre book your walk ticket to secure your place
7pm-9.30pm
Native Plant Discovery and Cordage Making
pre book your ticket to secure your place
Wednesday 1 JuneFamily Crown Trail
included within Family admission tickets, £1 for Friends of Markshall, £2 for other ticket holders
Lawn Games at the Garden HubMay Arboretum Highlights – self guided walk10.30am-2pm
Discover more about becoming a Friend of Markshall Estate
11am-1.30pm
Wild Wednesday
12-4pm
Michelle’s Magic Mirror – Face Painting
Thursday 2 JuneFamily Crown Trail
included within Family admission tickets, £1 for Friends of Markshall, £2 for other ticket holders
Lawn Games at the Garden HubMay Arboretum Highlights – self guided walk12noon to 5pm Crafts
Friday 3 JuneFamily Crown Trail
included within Family admission tickets, £1 for Friends of Markshall, £2 for other ticket holders
Lawn Games at the Garden HubMay Arboretum Highlights – self guided walk
Saturday 4 JuneFamily Crown Trail
included within Family admission tickets, £1 for Friends of Markshall, £2 for other ticket holders
Lawn Games at the Garden HubMay Arboretum Highlights – self guided walk
Sunday 5 JuneFamily Crown Trail
included within Family admission tickets, £1 for Friends of Markshall, £2 for other ticket holders
Lawn Games at the Garden HubMay Arboretum Highlights – self guided walk