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The Beth Chatto Gardens

Colchester Category Nature & Wildlife
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The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960. From an overgrown wasteland of brambles, parched gravel and boggy ditches it has been transformed. Using plants adapted by nature to thrive in different conditions, an inspirational, informal garden has developed.

The accompanying plant nursery stocks over 2000 plants, all sold by growing conditions. While the light and airy tearoom allow visitors to relax and take in their surroundings over a homemade cake.

The tearoom is also the venue for events and workshops. Held all year round they cover a large range of interests from gardening lectures, painting workshops and craft fairs.

The Gardens and Nursery covers roughly 7 acres. We are open all year round, including bank holidays. We close for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.

The opening hours for the Gardens, Nursery and Tea Rooms are:

• March - October, Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sundays 10am - 5pm.

• October - February, Monday to Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sundays 10am - 4pm.

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