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Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens

Introduction

The gardens feature a wild garden, a pond, war memorial, laurel walk and a bandstand. There is also an area known as the John Ray Garden, which was opened by David Bellamy in 1986.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

This is a municipal site, open daily from 9 am to dusk.

Owners

Braintree District Council

Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, CM7 9HB.
Associated People
Features & Designations

Features

  • Planting
  • Description: In 1986, on the tricentenary of the publication of his 'The History Of Plants', The John Ray Society, helped by the famous naturalist Dr. David Bellamy, opened the John Ray Garden. This tribute to 'The Father of British Botany' is a peaceful spot in which to stroll and sit.
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  • Pond
  • Description: Lower garden pond.
  • Tree Feature
  • Description: The gardens contain over 250 trees, including specimens of special interest.
  • Planting
  • Description: The wild garden.
  • Pool
  • Description: Lily pool.
  • Walk
  • Description: Laurel walk.
  • Bandstand
Key Information

Type

Garden

Purpose

Urban Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Survival

Extant

Hectares

2.5

Open to the public

Yes