A Green Legacy For All

Welcome to Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens

A place for everyone to stroll, rest and play.


Coffee House Open

The Gardens Coffee House is open daily. Click here for details.

Tennis
Our hard courts operate year round. Please call to book on 07768 188047. You can now pay by Paypal so it's easier than ever to enjoy the Gardens' lovely courts.

About the Gardens
The Gardens comprise 2.5 hectares (5 acres) containing over 250 trees, many of special interest, alongside shrubs and formal and mixed flower beds of great variety, all lovingly maintained.

 There is the wild garden (look for the many birds and squirrels), the round pool with its water lilies, fish and lovely bridge, the shaded laurel walk and the peaceful paved seating area. For younger guests, the park has a large playground and babychange facilities, and the coffee shop provides a children's menu and cosy seating.


Opened by Dr David Bellamy in 1986, The John Ray Garden was inspired by the 300th anniversary of the publication by John Ray, 'The Father of English Botany', of 'The History of Plants'.