The Dengie Hundred

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Welcome to the ancient Hundred in Eastern Essex

Open gardens

Woodpeckers Gardens, Burnham

Part of the lovely gardens at Woodpeckers,Burnham on Crouch

Several gardens in the Dengie Hundred  are open to the public at regular intervals as part of the National Gardens Scheme(NGS).


One Brook Hall Cottages, Steeple Road, Latchingdon, CM3 6LB

Uniquely designed terraced garden on 3 levels planted with a wide range of perennials in a naturalistic style to attract wildlife.

Burnham on Crouch 

4 Fernlea Road, Burnham on Crouch CM0 8EJ

A Mediterranean/Moroccan oasis with a small back garden with vine covered pergola, tranquil water features, mosaics, sculptures, dense planting including some unusual varieties.

Various seating areas including a Moroccan style tent.

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Mulberry House Boat

West Quay, Burnham on Crouch, CM0 8AS

The houseboat overlooks the River Crouch is bedecked with a plethora of vegetation, both decorative and edible.

To the west you will find packed to the gunnels an assortment of flowers and shrubs mingling with the ropes and chains.

To the east, hard landscaping is softened by a large vegetable trough.

There is a sitting area overlooking the water surrounded by more flowers and shrubs.

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Mangapp Chase, Burnham on Crouch CM0 8QQ

Hedges, divide and add structure to this 1.5 acre country garden.

Spring brings blossom into the orchard, wild flowers and drifts of bulbs, later there's summer abundance in the kitchen garden and wide densely planted borders.

September's stronger colours and nectar rich varieties encourage foraging bees and clouds of butterflies.

This garden is a personal favourite!

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Other Open Gardens

Bradwell on Sea

Mill End, Bradwell on Sea, CM0 7HL

Up to six gardens in vey close proximity join together to provide a unique open garden including one tiny garden and another of 2 acres.

Profits are normally donated to red cross

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