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8 Dene Court - Open Garden for NGS

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Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden (250sq yds). Owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor (now retired).
8 Dene Court, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ
Tue 7 Jun, Fri 8 Jul, Sat 16 Jul, Fri 5 Aug

8 Dene Court - Open Garden for NGS

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Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden (250sq yds). Owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor (now retired).
8 Dene Court, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ
Tue 28 Jun, Wed 27 Jul, Wed 24 Aug

2 Hope Cottages - Open Garden for NGS

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This is a tranquil, country style garden overlooking the serene open countryside. The beautifully planted garden reflects the owner's love of trees.
2 Hope Cottages, Manningtree CO11 2UZ
Sun 3 Jul, Sun 7 Aug

Long House Plants - Open Garden for NGS

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A beautiful garden - yes, but one with a purpose. Long House Plants has been producing homegrown plants for more than 10 years - here is a chance to see where it all begins!
Long House Plants, Romford RM4 1LD
Wed 6 Jul, Wed 3 Aug

Wildlife Walk at Rainham Marshes

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Join our fabulous team for a winter walk at Rainham Marshes, as we take you on a wonderful wildlife walk around the marshes.
Rainham Marshes nature reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SZ
Fri 22 Jul, Sun 24 Jul, and more dates until Sun 18 Sep

Summer at Rainham Marshes

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This Summer holidays your adventure starts with us - explore the reserve and have a fabulous family adventure.
Rainham Marshes nature reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SZ
Sat 23 Jul to Wed 31 Aug

Kamala - Open Garden for NGS

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Spectacular herbaceous borders which sing with colour as displays of salvia are surpassed by Dahlia drifts. Gingers, Brugmansia, various bananas, bamboos and canna add an exotic note.
Kamala, Hockley SS5 4NW
Sat 30 Jul, Sun 21 Aug

23 New Road - Open Garden for NGS

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This is an exotic garden, themed on the foothills of the Himalayas in India. This garden will be like no other you may have seen before despite its modest size.
23 New Road, Dagenham RM10 9NH
Sun 31 Jul, Mon 1 Aug, Sun 14 Aug, Mon 15 Aug

Festival Of Wheels

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One of the best all action family motoring weekends on the show calendar, Festival of Wheels is one not to be missed!!!
Trinity Park, Ipswich IP3 8UH
Sat 6 Aug and Sun 7 Aug

Scrips House - Open Garden for NGS

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A large garden with further paddocks. Inc a mature woodland with a memorial avenue of fastigiate oaks. The garden is divided into smaller areas including a walled pool garden and a Spring garden.
Scrips House, Coggeshall CO6 1RL
Sun 7 Aug

Coggeshall Hamlet Allotments - Open Garden for NGS

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Next to the River Blackwater and surrounded by open countryside the allotments have been established on this tranquil site for over many years.
Coggeshall Hamlet Allotments, Colchester CO6 1RJ
Sun 7 Aug

Dragons - Open Garden for NGS

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A plantswoman's ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife. Sumptuous colour-themed borders with striking plant combinations, featuring specimen plants, fernery, clematis and grasses.
Dragons, Chelmsford CM1 4LS
Tue 16 Aug

8 Dene Court - Open Garden for NGS

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Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden (250sq yds). Owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor (now retired).
8 Dene Court, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ
Tue 16 Aug

The Old Rectory - Open Garden for NGS

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Wander around 4 acres of mature gardens surrounded by open countryside. Aspects inc herbaceous borders, a delightful courtyard, lake, fountain, sweeping lawns, arched walkways and many specimen...
The Old Rectory, Chelmsford CM3 1PP
Sun 21 Aug

Visit the Vulcan Classic Jets Day

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Visit the Vulcan Classic Jets Day See former Royal Air Force bomber Avro Vulcan XL426 up close at our Visit the Vulcan Classic Jets Day.
London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6YF
Sun 21 Aug
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Spring Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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From Acteas to Zauschenerias and Aressima to Zebra grass we hope our large variety of plants will please. Our award winning garden features a range of styles and habitats e.g.
Spring Cottage, Elmstead Market CO7 7AG
Sat 27 Aug and Sun 28 Aug

Maiden Voyage Festival

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Maiden Voyage Festival Tickets avaiable.
Lee Valley Showground, London EN9 1AB
Sun 28 Aug

Ulting Wick - Open Garden for NGS

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Listed black barns provide backdrop for vibrant and exuberant planting in 8 acres. Thousands of colourful tulips, flowing innovative spring planting, herbaceous borders, pond, mature weeping willows,...
Ulting Wick, Maldon CM9 6QX
Mon 29 Aug

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