• Tree Planted in Memory of Melvyne Crow

    After the two openings, Sarah Crow with her family and friends completed the planting of an English Elm tree, grown on from the stock that Melvyne and Paul King found to be resistant to Dutch Elm Disease that had wiped out the species since 1967. All agreed that it was a perfect memorial in the […]

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  • Tree Recognition Project Launches

    At the same event Councillor Wendy Schmitt launched the Tree Recognition Project, whereby visitors to the Gardens can read about the rare or important trees by scanning a QR code on a post near the tree, as well as reading about the person who the tree was planted to commemorate. It is hoped that this […]

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  • New Barn and Improved Wildlife Area Opened

    On 29th of October 2015 135 people joined with Trustees to open the New Barn, Hide and improved Wildlife area. Introduced by David Bowtell, Lin Wenlock of the Essex Wildlife Trust cut the ribbon and declared the Barn open.

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  • History of the Gardens Booklet Published

    ‘Whither the Tired Mechanic Could Resort; A History of Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens’ by local history expert Michael Bardell, is now available to buy for £5 in the Gardens cafe, with every penny of profit to the upkeep of the Gardens.

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  • Gardens Feature on BBC Radio Essex Essex Quest

    Essex Quest led its presenters to the Gardens on Sunday 20th October, with listeners phoning in answers to cryptic clues to find us as a place of local interest. The broadcast included an interview with Trustee Julien Courtauld.

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    £15K Legacy Brings Gardens Beauty Spot Back to Life

    A legacy to the Gardens of £15,000 left by Pauline Hart, who died in July last year aged 82, has been used to help pay for a new £25,000 bridge over the pond, which will be named the Pauline Hart Bridge. Braintree resident Mark Brereton has offered his services free of charge to clear out the […]

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