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 461 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 throughout 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 an extensive woodland garden, with autumn-flowering camellias, and a gravel garden where grasses and flowers mingle to provide contrasting colours and textures.


Important update

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, gardens in the 2-for-1 directory are beginning to open.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, many have special measures in place, including pre-booking and limiting the number of visitors.

Before visiting a garden, please contact the garden directly to determine their opening status and any restrictions that may apply.

Please note: we’re unable to keep all individual 2-for-1 garden pages updated, but we will publish the latest details that we have on our weekly updates page from week commencing Monday 8 June, 2020.

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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 (£1 in Nov)
  • Card valid 1 Sep-30 Nov only, excluding event days – see website
  • 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 14 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)


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