Special Events & Private Functions

 

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         Sunday March 14th 2021                                                                               Subject to lifting of Covid restrictions                                              

            Bring your mother to the gardens and she will receive free                                  
            tea and cake.

            Cream teas available to pre-order

            Enjoy traditional daffodils, camellias and a host of lovely spring 
            woodlanders.

 

 

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Easter Weekend

Friday April 2nd, Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th, & Monday 5th April, 2021

Green Island Gardens will be open on the Easter Weekend. Bring the family out to the gardens, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Sorry, due to Covid situation we will not have an Easter egg hunt this year, we hope we can do it in 2022!
 

 

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Bluebells Weekend & NGS Open Day

Saturday 1st / Sunday 2nd May 2021 

This is the perfect chance to visit Green Island Gardens and enjoy the sights & smells of spring with the woodlands carpeted in Bluebells and the vibrant Azaleas.
At this time of year, the gardens are manifesting their true and most vigorous colours and shapes. 
Under normal circumstances, an open air bazaar would be held in the main gardens with stalls showcasing local art, crafts and produce. This is not possible due to the pandemic, but we are very happy to be able to be open this year and to bring the Spring closer to you! 
Sunday 2nd of May is our NGS Open Day, so all funds on that day will be donated to them. 

We hope the Bluebells will lighten up your Spring!

Autumn Colour Weekend

Saturday Oct 9th & Sunday Oct 10th, 2021

Our annual Autumn colour weekend & NGS open day.

See the gardens in their fiery autumn glory with Acers, Nyssas,
Parrotias, Liquidambars, Fothergilla, and many more, including Green Island's 2 National Collections of Autumn & Winter flowering Camellias and Hamamelis all looking good.

 

 

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         Dates for 2021 to be published later in the year 

                                    

                                       

 

 

 

 

Private Functions

Looking for a unique location for your next private function?

Why not consider Green Island Gardens? Our grounds create a stunning backdrop for a whole range of events from Weddings, to Bar Mitzvahs, Funeral Wakes, Baby Showers, Children's and Adults Birthday Parties, and Anniversaries.

Each function is tailored to your requirements. We will build the package to suit your needs ranging from basic venue hire to Victorian afternoon tea party or large evening function with hog roast, music and dancing. 

Our team can work with you to make your event memorable.

Weddings


 

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Green Island Gardens currently does not hold a license for traditional wedding ceremonies, however we are able to hold alternative ceremonies and wedding receptions. 

Contact us for more information or check out our functions & weddings information booklet below.

 

 


Places to Stay

 Robins at Marsh Barn. 
4-star Self catering accommodation in Manningtree.

click here 

 Wivenhoe House Hotel. 
'intriguingly different'

Luxury 4-star hotel in Colchester
click here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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