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Green Island Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Christmas wreath making

I went to the wreath making evening last night and had a lovely time. We were provided with an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary M
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Mistley, United Kingdom
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Christmas wreath making

Had a lovely evening making wreaths for our front doors. Lots of lovely foliage to choose from with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sarah S
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Recommended in Great British Gardens 2018 and Essex Days out as well as visit Essex. Featured on front cover of Homes and Gardens 2012 and Ma Maison Ma Jardin 2013. 20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987...more
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Green Island Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7SP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went to the wreath making evening last night and had a lovely time. We were provided with an amazing selection of foliage and berries from the gardens and also seed pods, pine cones and ribbons to use as we liked. After a brief demonstration...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary M
Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the wreath making course and that your finished result looked so professional. Enjoy it!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening making wreaths for our front doors. Lots of lovely foliage to choose from with lots of guidance and encouragement along the way, all washed down with warming mulled wine and mince pies. Feeling properly festive now, thank you!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the wreath making course and that your finished result looked so professional. Enjoy it!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just got home from a fantastic course. Amazing choice of foliage from their grounds and clear guidance in a relaxed atmosphere, with mulled wine and mince pies provided. First time any of us had made a Christmas Wreath all of them differed in style but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the wreath making course and that your finished result looked so professional. Enjoy it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this hidden gem in Spring but it would be delightful at anytime of year and I'm definitely hoping to go back in a different season. There are lots of different areas to walk through - wooded, pond, borders etc and all are inspiring....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really do appreciate it. I am so glad you enjoyed the gardens, and we look forward to welcoming you back in another season.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful tranquil place. A garden for all seasons.Well set out with very friendly staff. we will be going back in the spring.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it is really appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the spring.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we went fairly late in the year, our visit to the Green Island Gardens was an utter delight. The eyes were treated to a feast of colours as the garden and the woods still had many leaves left on the trees and there was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really do appreciate it. It has been a fabulous season for autumn colour. Do come back and visit again at a different time of year, there are always lots of unusual...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when i visited this poem came to mind Our England is a garden that is full of stately views, Of borders, beds and shrubberies and lawns and avenues, With statues on the terraces and peacocks strutting by; But the Glory of the Garden lies in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, and so nice to have a different kind of review...what a lovely poem... I had never heard it before.

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

A few of my shots from yesterday's visit. Amazing Autumn colour.. a fab trip with my camera - my friends and I had a lovely day.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you Sally for taking the time to leave us a review, we really do appreciate it. Thank you also for sharing your wonderful photographs which show just a small snippet of the fantastic autumn colours we have at the moment. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018

We were lucky with the sunshine today which shone through the trees and highlighted the lovely autumnal colours. We were welcomed at the door and enjoyed lunch in the warm and welcoming cafe. We also enjoyed the company of the 3 dogs who lived there,More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review we really do appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed the gardens, lunch in our tearoom and the company of Lola Bo and Scout. Please do come back and visit us in...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit after reading reviews - the gardens and hosts made our day ! The garden is delightful and the autumn colours were stunning We visited with a toddler and had a pushchair The hosts were warm and welcoming- they gave us tips...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Fiona E, Owner at Green Island Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review we really do appreciate it. I'm so glad you enjoyed the gardens as well as the company of our dogs. We look forward to welcoming you back in another season.

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J H
7 December 2018|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
Simply put no! This garden has no proper paths.
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jah1526
23 September 2018|
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Response from Fiona E | Property representative |
Yes we have a tearoom which served home made light lunches, teas, cakes and cream teas. See website for full details
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Yellowbanker
12 March 2018|
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Response from Fiona E | Property representative |
No I am sorry but we do not allow visitors dogs in the gardens except assistance dogs.
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