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Peto's Italian Garden with its waterlilies through the summer

Wildflower spiral in kitchen garden

Views onto the fishing lake

Scented roses in the walled kitchen garden

The Peto treehouse in the Lime Wood

A riot of colour in the borders

Late summer in the Italian garden

Dahlias at their best into the autumn

All quiet awaiting a new season

Swathes of snowdrops in February

Many varieties of daffodils in Spring

Cowparsley wafting in laburnum walk in May

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The Gardens of Easton Lodge are an idyllic haven near Great Dunmow in Essex, with a history dating back to Tudor times and redesigned by Harold Peto in 1902. They have been partially restored to their former glory by a team of dedicated volunteers and the owners of Warwick House.

The Gardens are open every Thursday through the season. The next Sunday Open Day is on 21 July, when we remember the World War history of the Gardens. Advance tickets are available here. 

The historic Gardens look beautiful in all seasons and have fun for all the family on Sunday Open Days. The Gardens showcase Harold Peto‘s grand and colourful Italian garden and his treehouse design, now rebuilt in the old oak tree. The walled kitchen garden is well stocked with fruit and vegetables, and seasonal produce is available for sale. There are ten national or regional champion trees and a collection of Essex’s historic varieties of fruit trees. In the Glade the trees enclose the stumpery, Japanese style rill and Japanese garden. The Gardens are Historic England Grade II Registered.

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer or Trustee we recruit all year round.

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