At the North West corner of the Gardens is an area designed to attract wildlfe, birds, animals, insects and plants.

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An observation hide has been built to the East of the area where visitors can sit and watch the activity. It has been designed for easy access by disabled people. This has been financed from a Generous Grant by Essex Community Foundation.

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A water scrape has been constructed, and berry bearing shrubs planted. An old tree stump acts as a support for bird feeders. This has been generously paid for by Helen Finbow in memory of her father Michael Freeman, who loved these gardens.

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A stumpery/loggery is being constructed at the South West Corner. This being financed by a generous legacy from Evie Morgan a long term resident of Braintree and Friend of the Gardens.

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