• 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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  • What to see in February

    Here are two of the eagerly awaited arrivals of an English Spring – the Primrose and the Snowdrop. Arriving right on queue on 27th January in our Public Gardens .

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  • Sad News about our dear friend Marjorie Hunt

    Marjorie Hunt, such a familiar figure in the Gardens for many years died in the first few days of January. Marjorie had a distinguished career in nursing and was for many years a much loved Ward Sister at the Royal London Hospital. She retired to Braintree and became a pillar of St. Peter’s Church in Bocking, […]

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  • Wildlife Report Jan 2016

    Wild Life Area Report  Following the October Opening of the Wildlife Area, we now give a progress report so far. The bird feeders have had a rough time, being continually raided by grey squirrels. So far I have replaced 2 and one has disappeared, but at last it seems I might have got on top […]

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  • What to see in the Gardens in January

    Good Morning everybody and a very Happy 2016 to  you. I have walked round the gardens wracking my brains to suggest things to look at in January, which are special! All I think of to say is come to the Gardens now because they are all special. To the North of the Wildlife area, a […]

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