Thomas Phillips Price bought Marks Hall in 1898 and bequeathed it to the nation in the interests of agriculture, arboriculture and forestry. The estate is administered by the Thomas Phillips Price Trust. The Trust began the restoration of the walled garden in 1998 to mark the centenary of Thomas Phillips Price purchasing Marks Hall. The walled garden was redesigned by landscape architect Brita von Schoenaich and comprises 5 separate gardens. The arboretum is planted according to geographical region.
There are two hundred acres of gardens and arboretum with a tree collection representing all the continents of the world. An easy walk from the Visitor Centre is the stunningly redesigned Walled Garden. The five individual gardens within seventeenth century walls combine the best of contemporary and traditional. The double long border is the longest in East Anglia and includes both long established shrubs and interesting new plantings.
There is something to appeal throughout the year from snowdrop time to late autumn colour, and often there is a self guided walk sheet available to highlight the most interesting vistas and plants.
Coggeshall, Essex, England, CO6 1TG
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