What does becoming a Friend of the Gardens mean?

By becoming a friend you can help keep this public space free for the community to enjoy

Contrary to popular belief, the Jewel in the Crown of Braintree and Bocking’s amenities – the Public Gardens receives no public funding whatsoever.

The Trustees will be re launching the opportunity to become a member of The Friends of The Public Gardens, in the New Year. More information, will then become available.

The Gardens are maintained by the Trustees from the much diminished endowment fund, from the rent from the Gardens Coffeehouse, from receipts from tennis playing, and by far the most important source – the subscriptions from The Friends of the Gardens. The Gardens currently run at a deficit of from £10 – £15,000 each year. This has to be up made up from fund raising activities by the Trustees and The Friends Committee. The Christmas Raffle, The Little Legs Festival, Concerts like Rock in the Park., Collections at the Band Concerts, Supper parties, Quiz evenings Etc.all play their part.

More information

Do you have questions about The Friends of the Public Gardens?

Chair :
M. Butler – Chair

Trustees :
G. Butler – Trustee
G. Canvin – Trustee
M. Cornell, – Trustee
S. Pertwee, – Trustee
V. Santomauro – Trustee
A. Pritchard – Trustee

Registered Charity 212989

Volunteering in the Gardens

If you feel able to give some time to working in the Gardens, you will be more than welcome. In the first instance please email Marian Mallett –  marianmallett04@btinternet.com or ring 01376 347107

If you would like more information on becoming a Friend of the Gardens please submit the form below.

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Anyone for Tennis?

Enjoy an exciting game of tennis on one of our hard courts. They are set within our relaxing gardens and are  available to hire 7 days a week and cost just £5.00 per hour. If you would like to book a game please call 07587 141898 open from 8.30 am to 8.00pm every day

Contact and Maps

Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens are conveniently situated in the North of the town. There are plenty of car parks nearby and are just a few minutes walk away.

Visit our Wildlife Hide

The Hide has been financed from a Generous Grant by Essex Community Foundation. 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 … more

Did you know?

The Gardens were presented to the inhabitants of Braintree and Bocking on the 28th of November 1888 by Sydney Courtauls of Bocking Place and his wife Sarah Lucy Courtauld.