Relax, unwind and just be at Markshall Estate

Are you looking for a place to relax and escape into nature? Markshall Estate is the answer. Stroll through beautiful gardens, sit by stunning lakes and take in the serene scenery of the Essex countryside.

To help plan your visit, we have rounded up our favourite parts of the Estate for you to enjoy.

Take a journey through the Walled Garden

With 5 unique gardens all designed into one, walk through each one and discover the beauty of this designed space with flowing hedges, open beds filled with colour and wonderful sculptures. This is the perfect place to sit and take in your surroundings. Find out more about the design and features.

Stroll by the Lakes

There’s nothing like the view as the landscape opens up in front of you and you see the lakes for the first time. By the lower lake, take a look in the old nuttery, filled with spring flowers such as snowdrops, species of daffodils, cowslips and other wild flowers. Or walk by the upper lake and see the reflections of the Himalayan birch trees. This view is especially magical in the autumn. Discover the fascinating history of the lakes.

Explore the continents in the Arboretum

Filled with a whole manner of plants and trees from Europe, South America, North America and Asia. Go on a journey and discover the amazing biodiversity that this planet is home to, in our special corner of Essex.

Silent Space

Need to take a little break and get away from it all? In a quiet corner of Gondwanaland, nestled among the eucalyptus is our Silent Space. Whether you want a spot to listen to the birds, a breakout space to calm down, or just somewhere to sit and think, this is the perfect place. It’s also ideal as a breakout space for SEND visitors. Find out more about accessibility at Markshall Estate. Silent Space is a national charity promoting connection with nature, self-reflection, and appreciating the world around us, find out more.

Have a lovely lunch in our Orchard Kitchen Café

Our café has a selection of freshly baked cakes, homemade meals, and light refreshments, all locally sourced where possible. We also offer food suitable for a wide range of dietary requirements, just ask our friendly team and they will be happy to help.

Ready to visit?

Are you ready to have a lovely day at Markshall Estate? Find out about our opening times, getting here, accessibility and more below.