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 392 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.

Check before you travel

Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply.

We advise checking the garden’s own website or calling them direct to ensure the published details are accurate, as opening times and restrictions may vary.

Always take your 2 for 1 card with you

Some gardens have pre-booking systems in place – take your 2 for 1 card with you to validate your booking.

If a garden offers both pre-booking and walk-up options, we recommend booking prior to your visit to avoid disappointment should the garden be busy.

Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2 for 1 card – card misuse will invalidate your discount claim at the garden.


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-17 Dec only, excluding 8 & 9 Oct
  • Single visitor discount

Opening details:

Open 11 Jan-18 Dec, Tue-Sun & bank hols, 10am-5pm (or dusk)

Entry prices:

Adults & seniors £9, 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 – Directions