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Gardening Event, from 12 Apr 2019, £2.50-£6

Beeleigh Abbey Pond by Paula Wiseman

Beeleigh Abbey Pond by Paula Wiseman

Boat on the Beeleigh Abbey Garden Pond, photographed by Paula Wiseman.

Address

Off London Road,
Beeleigh ,
Maldon,
Essex,
CM9 6LL

Details

Christopher & Catherine Foyle bought the Abbey in 2000, maintaining previous family ownership. A wide variety of recent garden projects have added to the sense of scale and peace within the glorious historic setting.

New for summer 2019-

Due for completion in summer 2019 will be a herb garden and ornamental glasshouse. The herb garden will include a patio area, water rill and water feature as well as growing a wide range of both culinary and medicinal herbs. The glasshouse will measure 13M x 3.5M. and divided into 3 growing areas. The central area will house tender climbers and citrus. The left hand side will grow peach, grapes, tomatoes and other seasonal fruit and vegetables. The right hand side will display seasonal pot plants.

What to see in the season

April starts the season with primroses, daffodils and tulips, together with camellias, magnolias and fruit blossom. A further 3,000 bulbs were planted in autumn 2016

May has spring bedding, and bulbs displayed in the mixed borders, along with magnolias and rhododendrons. Enjoy the bluebells that lead down to the river, and then later in the month the wisteria arches that divide the soft fruit garden from the rose garden.

In June Roses take centre stage now totalling around 600, from the formal rose garden & hybrid tea bed to many shrub, climbing & rambling roses.

In July the cottage, bog gardens and meadow are at their best. With the kitchen, soft fruit gardens full of produce.

In August summer bedding displays are at their peak. The extensive mixed borders are now full of colour with many different perennials & shrubs.

September The roses put on another great display. Harvest time in the kitchen garden & orchard.

Refreshments available: Drinks , cake, quiche salads, ice cream

Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Level gravel paths and grass give access to most of the gardens with gentle slopes down to the river. There is a wheelchair accessible WC.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 12 Apr 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 26 Apr 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 10 May 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 24 May 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 31 May 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 14 Jun 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 21 Jun 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 5 Jul 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 19 Jul 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 26 Jul 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 9 Aug 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 23 Aug 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Fri 6 Sep 2019 10:30 to 16:30
open on selected dates throughout the year

Prices

Adults £6
Children £2.50
Cash Only!

Location

Directions

See location of Beeleigh Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 839079  Lat: 51.74036 Long: 0.66299

By car: Leaving Maldon via London Road, take first right after Cemetery into Abbey Turning. Post code: CM9 6LL

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Level gravel paths and grass give access to most of the gardens with gentle slopes down to the river. There is a wheelchair accessible WC.