Welcome to the
Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens.

The Gardens have been here since 1888 for the people of Braintree to enjoy – If you have never visited them please come and enjoy this wonderful peaceful part of Braintree.

Support The Public Gardens’

Play Tennis in Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens

Vintage Car Show

Events & Blogs

We hold regular events at the Gardens, from Classic Car Shows to Brass Band performances and Christmas events. Take a look at some of our past events and see what we have planned in the following months!




Anyone for Tennis? Well if you want to follow in the footsteps of Emma Raducanu why not have a practice on one of our two hard courts. They are available all year round and you can find out about booking a court by clicking here.


We have a wonderful independent Cafe within the gardens where you can sit in or relax in the gardens. Find out more and take a look at the cafe, their opening times  and their mouthwatering menu.


Play area


Do your children need to use up some of their excess energy! Well they can swing, jump, slide, climb to their hearts content on our garden’s play equipment and you’ll know they will be safe as the whole playground has a soft safety surface.


Supporter of the gardens

From £5 a month/£60  for a years subscription to become a supporter of the gardens and your main benefit will be the knowledge you are helping to keep these beautiful gardens, not only going but improving from year to year. If you are a UK Taxpayer.

Visiting the gardens

You can park for 1 hour Monday to Saturday at no charge in Bocking End – opposite the Gardens. Parking is limited (Bocking End runs from the White Hart Pub down to Bocking).

You can park for 2 hours Monday to Saturday at no charge in St. Peter’s Road.

A virtual visit to the gardens

Let us whet your appetite. Here you can view the beautiful gardens during Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. You can also take a virtual tour of the gardens that takes you above, around and through without leaving your seat.

Our Rules & Guidelines

The Trustees of Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens Trust want to make the gardens a safe
and enjoyable place for you to visit but there are certain facts you should be aware of.

Did you know?

You may be surprised to learn that the Gardens are in fact not owned or funded by Braintree District Council.

The Gardens are kept open for the benefit of you, your family and the Braintree public by the Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens Trust (BBPGT) – a registered charity totally dependent upon financial donations from the general public and local business community to maintain and develop the gardens.