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Green Island Gardens

Green Island Gardens

  Green Island Gardens – Ardleigh “A Little piece of Heaven on Earth” Beautiful woodland gardens and more… Green Island Gardens are private gardens, open for the public to visit in Ardleigh near Colchester, Essex. Professionally designed by its owner Fiona Edmond, Green Island Gardens are laid out as a series of structured gardens displaying…

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The Loft Tearoom

The Loft Tearoom

  A modern tearoom with a vintage feel, The Loft is an unusual venue for a tea room. Set in the beautiful working marina of the lovely coastal village of Tollesbury in Essex. The Loft offers freshly ground coffee and a variety of loose leaf teas all served in beautiful vintage china, as well as…

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Beth Chatto’s Garden

Beth Chatto’s Garden

         The Beth Chatto Garden was established in 1960 and has been transformed from its beginnings as an overgrown piece of land, covered in  brambles and boggy ditches into Nationally renowned inspirational series of gardens filled with plants adapted for the different conditions of each one. These include a gravel garden, water garden…

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Mersey Island Vinyard

Mersey Island Vinyard

Legend has it that the Romans grew grapes on Mersea Island and with its gently sloping, south-facing fields, the vineyard is still the perfect place for vines. The present Mersea Island Vineyard was established in 1985. Today there are about ten acres, under five grape varieties, producing some twenty thousand bottles each year. Mersea Island…

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Suffolk’s Top 50 Things To Do

Suffolk’s Top 50 Things To Do

It’s official: visiting a tawny owl in Ipswich, thumb wrestling in Lowestoft and eating fish and chips in Aldeburgh are among the top 50 things to do in Suffolk. BBC Radio Suffolk and the East Anglian Daily Times researched the topic for six weeks, asking the public for their thoughts on what they love to…

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