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Green Island Gardens are professionally designed gardens, which are open to the public. Set within 20 acres of woodland, designed by owner : Fiona Edmond. The gardens include Terrace garden, Japanese garden, Water gardens, Seaside and Gravel gardens as well as extensive Woodland gardens packed with unusual plants for all year interest.

Green Island Gardens is 20 acres of private gardens, open for the public to visit in Ardleigh near Colchester, Essex. Professionally designed by its owner Fiona Edmond, the land is laid out as a series of structured gardens displaying a huge range of unusual trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs - 'A Plantsman's Paradise'. One of the best gardens open to visit in Essex. Featured in Country Living February 2019, and recommended in Great British Gardens 2019 and Essex Days Out

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Halesia and Melliodendron

The beautiful snowdrop tree works well in the garden  more  

National Collections for Green Island Gardens

Hamamelis cvs. and Camellias (autumn and winter flowering) National Plant Collections for Fiona Edmond at Green Island Gardens  more  

Bulbs for late colour and scent

Unusual bulbs for intoxicatingly beautiful late summer scent  more  

Tree lilies, intoxicating fragrance on summer evenings.

Tree lilies, I love their intoxicating fragrance on summer evenings  more  

The Scent of Summer

Trachelospermum jasminoides, simply the best climber ever.  more  

Summer Ladies Evening For THFC Members - 20th August

Talk and Tour of the gardens for THFC Members, followed by Pimms and Canapes.  more  

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