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Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times


Signed from A120 Coggeshall bypass.

200-acre arboretum, plus woodland walks within wider 2,350-acre estate

01376 563796

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Opening Hours

Please see website for opening dates and times.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies Tue–Sun, Mar–Apr & Sep–Oct (not valid on event days).


  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn colour
  • Champion trees
  • Colour themed borders
  • Herbaceous border
  • Japanese garden
  • Organic management
  • Pond or lake
  • Sculpture
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wildlife planting and features
  • Winter garden
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by

Experience this beautiful conservation landscape in the heart of Essex and surround yourself with nature. 

Discover more than 1,000 years of history, explore ancient woodland and visit new continents in the world-class arboretum. Uncover the power of nature and find out how to protect it for the future. 

We are a charity on a mission to help people and nature thrive. Are you looking for a place to relax and escape into nature? Markshall Estate is the answer. Stroll through beautiful gardens, sit by stunning lakes and take in the serene scenery of the Essex countryside. With so much to do here, it’s easy to have a fun family day out too. From den building in The Wild Wood, to exploring a whole world of trees or feeding the fish in our giant lakes, there's something for all ages at Markshall Estate. And once you are finally tired out, you can rest with a mug of hot chocolate in the café.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Bluebells
  • Clematis
  • Conifers
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Grasses
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Topiary
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.