• Tesco’s Volunteering Day

    September is the start of the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” and the Roan tree with its red berries and the Sweet chestnut are great examples of this. The squirrels have made off with the abundant crop of walnuts that were growing  North of the Tennis Courts. The surround to the Memorial Oak is […]

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  • Fund Raising News

    The Gardens are very fortunate in having so many loyal supporters who raise money for us. One of the most recent is Helen Finbow, who with friends Carol and John courageously abseiled down Church Langley Water Tower, beside the M11 near Harlow. It was part of an initiative by Harlow Tye Rotary Club, and takes […]

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  • Wildlife Report June 2016

    From our Wildlife expert David Bowtell. At last I have found the time to put together a report of the wildlife observations in the Gardens from January to June. Quite a lot of sightings from the hide and surrounds, starting with a Grey Wagtail on the pond edge in early January. It usually puts in […]

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  • What to see in August

    August is the month for the re-appearance of the Bouncy Castles in the Gardens. They are alive with the squeals of happy children enjoying the fun.  There is much to see elsewhere.

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  • What to see in July

    “Flaming June” has now departed and July is with us. Although the successive plants flowering one after the other in June, is finished, there is plenty to see in July. The many lime trees in the Gardens are just coming into flower with their wonderful perfume. Stand underneath a lime tree in flower and listen to […]

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  • What to see in June

    After a very chilly start Flaming June has at last arrived. There is much to see in the Gardens this month. As you walk round you may be stopped dead in your tracks by the glorious scent of the Philadelphus or mock Orange. There is one near the Japanese Maple and another at the South […]

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  • What to see in May

      May of course is the month when everything in the Gardens really starts moving. Wherever you look there is something of interest happening. An unexpected bonus to the work carried out to the Memorial Oak, last year are the lovely show of Forgetmenots in the area fenced off around the tree. We have planted bulbs […]

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  • Loss of 2 trees

    If you go down to the Wildlife area, you will see that sadly 2 trees have had to be felled. A Sycamore was hanging dangerously over the boundary fence, while next to it a Horse Chestnut had a completetely rotten cavity in its trunk. Had either tree, come down towards the houses in Rana Drive, […]

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  • What to see in April

    As soon as as you walk into the Gardens, you are aware Spring is here. A wren is singing fit to burst and if you are in luck you will hear some of the other visiting warblers starting with the Chiff chaff. There is a fine show of primroses at the foot of the Lime tree […]

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  • What to see in March

    March is the start of Spring. All over the Gardens there are signs of waking up. The Purple plum is in flower South of the John Ray Garden and the Pussy Willow next to it will soon be out. Anthony Bygraves’ tulips are coming up, although our Muntjak is munching them in some places. Jason Hull has […]

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