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Essex – Tour of Cressing Temple’s walled Tudor Garden with tips on growing herbs



Cressing Temple is a medieval site situated between Witham and Braintree in Essex, close to the villages of Cressing and White Notley. It was amongst the very earliest and largest of the possessions of the Knights Templar in England and was a working farm for many years. The site contains the two oldest known timber framed barns, many farm buildings, and a number of gardens, including the reconstructed Tudor walled garden, containing only plants grown during medieval and Tudor times.

The afternoon will start with a tour of the walled garden, which will include some details about Tudor gardening practices and the growing and use of herbs/native plants in the Tudor period. This will be followed by some ‘top tips’ for herb growing and an opportunity for participants to ask questions. Participants are welcome to look around the walled garden or other areas of the site on their own before or afterwards. The site is open from 9.30 to 4.30.

The cost of this Workshop is £17 for members and £19 for non-members.

Tea/coffee and homemade cake will be provided.


Event Details

Date: June 05, 2024

Start time: 14:00

End time: 16:00

Venue: Cressing Temple Barns