open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom Colchester Essex

Green Island Gardens

open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom Colchester Essex

Green Island Gardens

open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom Colchester Essex

Green Island Gardens

open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom Colchester Essex

Green Island Gardens

 

Special Events & Private Functions

 

 open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom in Colchester and Essex     Christmas Wreath Workshops                                                 

                                    December 10th 2.00-4.00pm 2019 

                                    December 12th  7.00-9.00pm  2019  

                                                 Includes all materials , mulled wine and mince pies 

                                                                                Price  £40.00 

                                                                               Limited spaces   

                                       Phone during opening hours to book your place 01206 230455

 

 

    Mothering Sunday    open gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom in Colchester and Essexopen gardens, garden centre, plant nursery, tearoom in Colchester and Essex

         Sunday March 22nd 2020                                                                                                                                                          

            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.

 

 

   

Easter Weekend

Friday April 10th, Saturday 11th Sunday 12th, & Monday 13th April, 2020

Green Island Gardens will be open on the Easter Weekend. Bring the family out to the gardens, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Easter egg hunt for our younger visitors.
 

 

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Bluebells Bazaar & NGS Open Day

Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3rd May 2020

A chance to visit the gardens and enjoy the sights & smells of spring with the woodlands carpeted in Bluebells and the vibrant Azaleas. An open air bazaar will be held in the main gardens with stalls showcasing local art, crafts and produce. For updates on the Bluebells Bazaar and NGS Open Day please like and share our event on the Green Island Gardens Facebook page.

Home cooked snacks and refreshments will be available in the tearoom.
If you are interested in holding a stall at our Bazaar please contact Anne at Anne.greenisland@gmail.com

For stall holder information and booking form   click here  

 

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Children's Theatre in the Gardens - Mr Stink

Sunday 23rd August 2020 at 2pm

 

Join Heartbreak Productions for David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink on the outdoor stage. Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

Recommended for age 7 and above 

Running time: 2 hrs

To book tickets, click here

Autumn Colour Weekend

Saturday Oct 10th & Sunday Oct 11th, 2020

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.

 

 

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.

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 Wivenhoe House Hotel. 
'intriguingly different'

Luxury 4-star hotel in Colchester
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