The county of Essex is full of beautiful surprises. Essex Houses and Gardens comprises eleven glorious historic buildings and gardens that welcome individuals and groups.

All destinations are set within the county of Essex with not more than a half an hour’s drive from each other – why not make a day of it and visit your two favourites? Perhaps a historic house in the morning followed by lunch, then on to a splendid garden with afternoon tea to finish.

Each operates independently and makes its own arrangements for opening to the public. All offer refreshments, and special events are regularly arranged. Please review this site for further information on each destination, events and offers and how to contact them directly.

You are advised to check admission dates, prices and any special requirements you may have before you visit.

Download the Essex Houses and Gardens leaflet here.