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 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.
Do you have questions about The Friends of the Public Gardens?
M. Butler – Chair
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01376 347107
If you would like more information on becoming a Friend of the Gardens please submit the form below.
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
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.