Green Island Gardens

Green Island Gardens

Green Island Gardens

Green Island Gardens


Plan Your Visit To Green Island Gardens

General Admission

General admission tickets can be purchased at the door on arrival. 

Adult: £6.50

Child: £2.50


open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tea room in Colchester and Essex

Season Tickets

If you enjoyed your visit to Green Island Gardens why not consider a Season Ticket? Unlimited entry till the end of the calendar year, plus discounts on our courses.


Season tickets can be purchased at the gardens or to purchase online click here

Group Visits

Green Island Gardens is popular outing for many community groups. Why not consider us for you next social day out. Discounted tickets available for groups over 20. 


For more information or to download our group information pack click here



Opening Hours

Garden, Tearoom & Nursery

 February 1st to November 30
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
Monday Bank Holidays
10am - 5pm

April to October 13th
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
10am - 5pm


Find Us

Park Road
Ardleigh, Colchester
Essex, CO7 7SP


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Season Tickets 

These tickets give you unlimited access to our Gardens for the calendar year. Holders of our season tickets receive regular Green Island Gardens updates and discounts on our courses.

Types of Tickets:
Single - entry to named person only
Double - entry to named person plus one guest
Family Pass - choose either a double or single pass, then select number of children to be covered

If you do not fit the above categories please contact us so that we can personalise a season ticket to suit your needs.

Season tickets are available at a reduced price from 1st August, please contact us to receive the discounted price.







 Group Visits 

Green Island Gardens is the perfect place for your next group social or outing, even if you are not horticulturally minded. The vast grounds, meandering paths and stunning beds create an enjoyable and relaxing day out, especially when in the company of friends. We hosts groups ranging from small up to a large coach, and have a wide range of options to cater to each group's requirements; including options such as exclusive access visits, private tours, evening visits, buffet meals, or cream/afternoon teas, plus much much more. Contact us to discuss how we can develop a unique group visit package for you or click on the link below to download our group booking information pack.


Group Booking Information Pack

Before paying your deposit please contact us to ensure that your chosen date is available. Booking is secured upon receipt of deposit and booking form.

Can you bring dogs?

We do not allow dogs, except for assistance dogs

Is the ground flat? Can I use a wheelchair or walker?

Yes! the grounds are reasonably flat with only slight undulations. We also have wheelchairs available for loan should the 20 acres be too large

Is there parking?

We have plenty of on-site parking

Can I use the tearoom or nursery without purchasing admission?


I am a member of RSH, do I get a discount?

Unfortunately we are not part of RSH and do not have a discount for members

When can I use my Gardener's World 2 for 1 card?

Gardener's World 2 for 1 cards are vaild at Green Island Gardens for the months of September, October & April

Do you offer a discount for a carer?

Carers receive a discounted entry on presentation of DLA/CA letter or carers card