The Gibberd Garden – Harlow’s Hidden Gem
Located on the outskirts of Harlow, the Gibberd Garden is an inspirational Grade II listed garden, full of beauty, peace and tranquillity, where every turn reveals another aspect or work of art.
The garden was designed and laid out by Sir Frederick Gibberd, a leading Twentieth Century architect and the master-planner of Harlow New Town. The “art of space” that this garden is, includes over 80 modern sculptures and architectural pieces that Sir Frederick and Lady Gibberd acquired over their lifetime. Some later additions have been specially commissioned or donated.
The garden comprises formal lawns, pools, streams and glades, a dramatic mature lime avenue, a brookside walk with a rill, a wild garden and an arboretum. With a tangle of paths where children love to hide and a moated castle this is a remarkable place where families and those seeking quiet contemplation enjoy equally.
The garden, shop and tearooms are maintained by volunteers.