Tea Room


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

Something to Eat?

After you've visited the Main Beds, Terrace, Japanese Garden, Gravel Garden, and Water Garden... 
before you visit the Seaside Garden, Woodland Gardens, and sit in the Birdwatching shelter, and browse around the nursery

you can visit our Tea Room for a bite to eat or something to drink, a cup of tea starting at £1.50



Homemade Cakes and Lunches

In addition to a selection of teas and coffee with a choice of home made cakes, light lunches will be available daily including a variety of freshly filled baguettes and toasted sandwiches to order, jacket potatoes and home made soups. 





Cream Teas & Afternoon Teas

Featuring homemade scones and freshly whipped cream our cream teas are a delicious treat. Afternoon teas include fresh sandwiches, cream tea and homemade cakes.

Cream Teas & Afternoon Teas are made specially to order, please contact us to make a booking for your next visit. 

Please note: Teas can only be ordered online with 48 hours notice, if you require tea sooner please contact us by phone.




Want to visit the tearoom without purchasing a garden entry ticket?

Ask our friendly staff at the entrance for a complementary tearoom only ticket.


Photography by Robert and Marny Macdonald 

Fiona’s parents Robert and Marny have a love of wildlife photography and have spent most of their retirement
travelling the world and taking photographs of birds, animals and landscapes on all four corners of the globe.
A selection of their images can be seen in the tearoom and purchased as prints and cards.

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


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