• What to see in the Gardens in February

    Traditionally February is Known as February “Fill Ditch” because of the long lasting downpours we experience this month, and tropical Storm Doris may well fill a few ditches, but February is the month which promises good things to come after the rigours of the Winter. Aconites and Snow drops make their appearance to gladden the […]

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  • What to see in January

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  • What to see in January

    We now have two new hedges in the Gardens – a Holly hedge along the Northern boundary of the Wild life Area provided and planted by Karal and Monica Stock. This will grow into a wonderful thick and safe nesting place for small birds and will of course provide berries for food, then we have […]

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  • 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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