Friary Walled Garden

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This open day at the Walled Garden, an unexpected green oasis covering just one fifth of an acre hides behind ancient red brick walls, with its entrance next to the to town library, will include the sale of festive Christmas holly wreaths.

Through the wooden entrance door you will find a lovingly restored garden with narrow footpaths and box hedges. It is believed possible that the site was cultivated as far back as the thirteenth century when it was occupied by a Carmelite monastery. Many of the plants found there today can be attributed more to the gardeners of the nineteenth century; growing fruit, vegetables and medicinal herbs. The present garden, cared for by the Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society, has a formal Georgian layout overlaid by a wild cottage type garden.

It’s a delightful little refuge from the hurly burly activities of the town centre - and you can buy plants for sale to take a little bit of the magic home with you!

Guide Prices

Free admission, donations welcome

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Map & Directions

Friary Walled Garden - Open Day

Type:Gardening Event

White Horse Lane, Maldon, CM9 5FW

Tel: 01621 855902

Opening Times

May open day (5 May 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
June open day (2 June 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
July open day (7 July 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
August open day (4 Aug 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
September open day (1 Sept 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
October open day (6 Oct 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
November open day (weather permitting) (3 Nov 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
December open day (weather permitting) (1 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday10:00 - 15:00

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