4 miles north-west of Great Dunmow, off the B184 Dunmow to Thaxted road 25 acre garden with horticultural associations which date from the 16th century to the present day. Italian gardens designed by Harold Peto. Exhibition and Study Centre.
2 miles east of Rettendon, 6 miles south-east of Chelmsford A hilltop garden owned by the Royal Horticultural Society. Hyde Hall Garden has a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs and the National Collections of viburnums and ornamental crab apples are held here. Farmhouse Garden. Thatched barn with a restaurant.
Great Saling, 6 miles north-west of Braintree, 2 miles north of the A120 Garden created by Hugh Johnson, a 12 acre arboretum containing rare specimens. Walled garden dating from 1698, Japanese garden, vegetable garden and water gardens.