The Gibberd Garden, Harlow. Hand Picked Places to Visit in Essex, England
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The Gibberd Garden

Marsh Lane, Gilden Way
CM17 0NA
Tel: 01279 442112
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Occupying some seven acres, it never had a master plan. Sir Frederick was an intuitive gardener with a clear idea of what he wanted. If it worked, well and good; if it didn't, root it out and try something else! The glades, pools, lawns and alleys he designed provide settings for some eighty sculptures, large ceramic pots and architectural salvage. There is a gazebo, an avenue of lime trees, a waterfall in the brook and even a children's moated castle with drawbridge! In Sir Frederick's own words: "Garden design is an art of space, like architecture and town design. The space, to be a recognisable design, must be contained and the plants and walls containing it then become part of adjacent spaces. The garden has thus become a series of rooms, each with its own character, from small intimate spaces to large enclosed prospects.'" A visit to the Garden will perfectly illustrate this philosophy.

From M11, jct 7 take the A414 to Harlow. Go through 3 roundabouts and turn right at 4th onto B183 (brown signposted Gibberd Garden). Go through 2 more roundabouts and at end of long straight road turn left onto single lane.

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