• Remembrance Day 2016

    The weather kept fine for a very well attended Remembrance Day Service and Parade at the War Memorial in The Gardens. A great moment for refection for those who gave their today for our tomorrow. Many community groups laid wreaths including the Public Gardens

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  • Tesco’s Volunteering Day

    We have been enormously fortunate having been chosen for one of Tesco’s Volunteering Days. Together with Wyvale, Groundforce, David Austin Roses and our own team of volunteers, about 100 people descended on the Gardens on 14th of September 2016. It all came about from a suggestion by the Braintree Community Foundation that helping the Public […]

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  • What to see in November

    What to see in November. Jason and his team are waiting poised for the 2016 Leaf Fall Campaign which is much later than usual. No one can tell us why, but perhaps it is because the early part of the Summer was very wet, and then from July the drought set in. All in all […]

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  • 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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