What does becoming a Supporter/Friend of the Gardens mean?
By becoming a Supporter of the Gardens, you can help keep this beautiful public space free for the community to enjoy.
Contrary to popular belief, the Jewel in the Crown of Braintree and Bocking’s amenities – No support towards this cost is received from local or central government, the Public Gardens receives no public funding.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!! We’re looking for your support.
Trustees will be re launching the opportunity to become a “Supporter of The Gardens”, in place of The Friends of The Public Gardens. The Trustees are appealing to the residents of Braintree, Bocking, Halstead, Witham and all the surrounding villages to lend their support to help with the maintenance and development of the gardens. The maintenance cost of the gardens is in excess of £40,000 per annum. Every pound spent is raised by the Trustees from appeals to our Corporate Sponsors and the organising of fund-raising events.
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, Family Fun Days, Open Air Cinema, Concerts like Rock in the Park, Collections at the Bocking Brass Band Concerts, Supper parties, Quiz evenings and also our Corporate Sponsors. Etc, all play their part. Along with the local community supporting these events.
Do you have questions about becoming a Supporter of the Public Gardens?
Tel: 01376 773066
or message us on Facebook. Many thanks.
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.
If you would like more information on becoming a Supporter of the Gardens please submit the form below or :
Leave a message below
or message us on our Facebook page.
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.