The Gardens

The Friends of Cressing Temple Gardens are working to protect these special gardens in their unique setting by focusing on their conservation and development into a place of research, education and historical representation as well as a source of therapeutic and medicinal plant knowledge.

‘I feel Cressing Temple Gardens is an oasis…..It’s a really lovely place to come…..The Friends have worked hard to bring it to life’

Christine Townley-Wakelin
The Tudor Walled Garden

In 1987 the garden just contained some vegetable plots and old fruit trees! But the vision of 2 individuals; John Hunter and Martin Wakelin, turned the garden into the type of Tudor pleasure garden which may have been here 400 years ago.

The Cullen Garden

This garden was named after Frank Cullen, a seedsman who owned the site from 1913 until his death in 1971.

The Jubilee Orchard

With the help of children from Cressing Primary School, nine varieties of apple tree traditional to East Anglia were planted in a new orchard near the Visitor Centre in 1993 to celebrate the Queen’s fortieth jubilee. This is one of the most significant collections of traditional apples in the region.

Community Garden

Our volunteer-run community garden produces a range of delicious vegetables and fruit for volunteers and visitors to enjoy.

Plants of Special Interest

An area that contains information on a selection of Plants that you may find interesting