Our Wildlife Hide

We have an observation hide built to the East of the area where visitors can sit and watch the  activity. It has been designed for easy access by disabled people. 

    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 Helen Finbow in memory of her father Michael Freeman, who loved these gardens.

    A stumpery/loggery has also been constructed at the South West Corner. This was financed by a generous legacy from Evie Morgan a long term resident of Braintree and Friend of the Gardens.

    These additions to the Gardens encourage flora and fauna and are another element to enjoy.

    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 £6.00 per hour. If you would like to book a game please visit our Tennis Booking Page

    Our Trees

    Placed around the gardens are some QR codes, these are readable via your smartphone. Once you have downjloaded the free app from your App Store you will be able to find out about individual trees in the gardens.

    Watch the wildlife in the gardens

    Within the gardens we have a purpose built Hide. Here you can watch the birds the flora and fauna. It is a peaceful place to sit and is available with disabled access too. It’s something for everyone to enjoy. Remeber your camera!

    Did you know?

    ..that you need to take care

    Paths may be slippery at certain times of the year. When wet or covered with leaves or in frosty weather or when snow covered please take extra care.