Green Island Gardens

Green Island Gardens 2-for-1 entry

Get one free entry with one full-paying adult, with your Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 entry card. Valid at 360 gardens.

These 20 acres feature many unusual trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs, often of borderline hardiness, which thrive in the garden’s mild microclimate. There is plenty to enjoy during late summer and autumn, including the main borders, which overflow with colour, and the Japanese garden with its vibrant acers and ferns. There is also a large woodland garden with autumn- flowering camellias, and a gravel garden where grasses and flowers mingle to provide contrasting colours and textures.

Important update

Due to ongoing rule changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic, public gardens may experience unforeseen restrictions and opening hours. To avoid disappointment we advise you contact gardens directly before visiting. Please see the individual garden’s website. If you can’t find the information you require, please call the garden directly. You’ll find website links and telephone numbers on the individual garden pages in this online directory

Some gardens require you to pre-book your tickets before visiting the garden. If this applies to a garden you’re planning to visit, please ensure you take your 2-for-1 Card with you to validate your booking.

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Using your 2-for-1 card at Green Island Gardens

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Single visitor discount: £1.50
  • Card valid 1 Sep-30 Nov only, excluding 10 & 11 Oct
  • Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply
  • Single visitor discount

Opening details:

Open 12 Jan-30 Nov, Tue-Sun & bank hols, 10am-5pm

Entry prices:

Adults & seniors £8, children (3-16) £2.50 (reduced rates from 1 Nov – see website). No booking – walk-up only


Parking spaces
Public transport
Access for disabled (full)
Plants / produce for sale
Light refreshment
Hot food
Picnic area

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Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP – Directions