Garden Lovers Package from £249 per person

Glorious three night escape including dinner, bed, breakfast, afternoon tea and tickets to two award winning gardens

Colchester is home to two beautiful gardens and Wivenhoe House, set in historic parkland is the perfect base to explore them from

Day one

Relax in our elegant lounges overlooking the manicured lawns whilst enjoying our renowned afternoon tea. In the evening your first three course set menu dinner awaits you in our contemporary brasserie restaurant.

Afternoon tea place setting

Day two

Start the day at your leisure with our full English Breakfast delivered to your door or served in our brasserie restaurant. Then head out to Beth Chatto Gardens in Elmstead Market. Covering 6 acres, the famous gardens began in 1960 and are home to a wide variety of plants. In the evening, return to the brasserie for a three course dinner.


Day three

Again enjoy a full English breakfast before heading off to Green Island Gardens in Ardleigh. Recommended by Great British Gardens, these professional gardens display a huge range of unusual trees. There are also seaside, Japanese, gravel and woodland gardens meaning there is plenty to see. Join us in the brasserie in the evening for your final three course dinner.

Day four

Before checking out prepare for your journey home with our full English breakfast. If you have time it is worth squeezing in a vist to Castle Park in Colchester Town where you can find museums, gardens and Colchester Castle, the largest Norman Keep in Europe.

Three nights half board including garden tickets £249 per person

Terms and conditions

Subject to availability; rate based double occupancy in a standard room on dinner bed and breakfast basis; allowance for dinner in the brasserie is £25 per person .One afternoon tea per person, and one ticket each to both Beth Chatto and Green Island Gardens is also included in the rate. Please note the gardens have individual opening times and seasons. Valid Monday through to Sunday night only. Price based on double occupancy. Tickets for Colchester Castle are not included in the price.

Beth Chatto Gardens

March- October, Monday to Saturday 9am- 5pm, Sundays 10am- 5pm.
October- February, Monday to Saturday 9am- 4pm, Sundays 10am- 4pm.

Green Island Gardens

10am – 5pm February 1st – November 30th. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Bank Holiday Mondays


find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO4 3FA.

Download our PDF Map

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.