Care to Donate?

If you would like to contribute to the upkeep of the 2.5 hectares of tranquil, public space containing unique horticulture, historic memorials, a children’s play area, cafe & tennis courts please find link below to our – Just Giving page:

    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.

    It costs around £30,000 a year to keep the gardens open and provide access throughout the year to the public. Funds, to meet the costs of upkeep, are raised through donations from the general public and local business and from a range of fundraising events held in the gardens.

    This website is dedicated to providing information about the fundraising events held in the Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens.

    Some History?

    Sydney Courtauld donated the Public Gardens to Braintree and Bocking in 1888 – he was the nephew of Sam Courtauld, who founded what was to become the largest textile manufacturer in the world. Sydney started to work for the business in 1870.

    Contact and Maps

    The Public Gardens are easily accessible from town centre car parks. 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 Argos down to Bocking). Read More

    What's going on?

    There are plenty of events held at the gardens throughout the year. You can keep abreast of what there is to look forward to and also look back on previous events.

    Did you know?

    ..That you can find out about our trees

    Scattered around the gardens are QR codes, scan these on your SmartPhone and you can find out about individual trees. Just add the QR code reader from your App Store to enable.