Tour and Draw Workshop at Cressing Temple

Saturday 7th August 9.30am – 3.30pm

Spend a day with our Artist in Residence, Jane Frederick, in the beautiful surroundings of Cressing Temple Gardens

See here for further details and to book tickets.

National Garden Scheme at Cressing Temple Community Garden

Monday 30th August 11am – 4pm

We are delighted to be opening the Community Garden in aid of the NGS. In 2016 the Friends of Cressing Temple developed unused land to create the Community Garden with growing areas, polytunnels and beds.

The community shop will be open selling produce and willow items.

Admission £4 adult, children free, pre-booking available but not essential. Click here to book

Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Maldon , open days:

August 13th, 20th & 27th, September 10th & 17th

The grounds first recorded occupation was in 1180 by Premonstratensian canons. After various subsequent owners including several generations of the Francke family, the grounds reverted to farming and market gardening in the 18th and 19th centuries. The current layout nearest the house is probably by Basil Ionides and Wykeham Chancellor in the early 20th century.

For more information visit the website.

National Garden Scheme 2021. Throughout 2021 there are many gardens open in Essex and the surrounding counties. The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

The village of Chelsworth, Suffolk has been opening their gardens for over 50 years, normally in June but for 2021 they will be opening a minimum of 11 gardens on 5th September for the NGS. See more and book here.

Visit a garden near you by checking the NGS website

East Anglian Garden Group – visit to 11 Brookside, Moulton Suffolk CB8 8SG 2nd September

An elegant contemporary garden, introducing a sense of calm through the restricted palette of plants and the soothing sound and movement of ornamental grasses. it is a garden of strong statements including mass plantings of Miscanthus and Nepeta and bold hard landscaping with oak sleepers and metalwork. There are carefully thought-through vistas and focal points and quirky touches including metal chairs and tables with a ‘cloth’ of sedums

£7 including homemade teas Book here.

One Day Courses at Green Island Gardens.

Introduction to Garden Design – Monday September 12th 2021 – Compact course covering all aspects of garden design from start to finish, including survey, design process, drawing outline proposals and planting.

Planting for Autumn Colour – Monday October 18th 2021 – While most gardens have started looking tired by September this course will  have your garden glowing right through to Christmas and beyond.

For more information and to book go to the Green Island Garden website

Any one interested in 16th/17th century history, garden history, art history, might like this article from the Gardens Trust. We found it very interesting. A turf labyrinth would make a great art project for Cressing.

Christine Lavelle from Writtle University College has added some great educational videos on YouTube. The videos were originally produced for Christine’s RHS students during Lockdown and are now available for us all to view and enjoy. Learn how to take various types of cuttings, pruning, shear sharpening and much more. Click here to find Christine’s videos.

RHS Podcasts: The Gardening with the RHS podcast offers seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems.

Trusted gardening professionals give you the latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried-and-tested techniques to bring out the best in your garden.

Below is a video of a previous event held at Cressing Temple in 2016: Apple Day

Information on events taking place at Cressing Temple can also be found by clicking the button below.