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Chippins

Bradfield

Artist's garden and plantaholics' paradise packed with interest. Springtime heralds irises, hostas and alliums. Stream, with wildlife pond and Horace the Huge! Summer hosts an explosion of colour with daylilies and rambling roses. Front garden with tubs, hanging baskets and exotic border with cannas, banana and cacti. Studio in conservatory with paintings and etching press.
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    Artist's garden and plantaholics paradise offering surprises around every corner! Spring heralds the soft blue tones of the iris, vivid green hostas contrasting with the purples of alliums and firework Schuberti. Summer is an explosion of colour and scent with an orchestra of plants featuring an abundance of tubs, hanging baskets and pots, including an unusual cacti collection in the conservatory. A meandering stream leads into the main garden which features wide borders brimming with hemerocallis, swathes of lilies and later in the season the tones alter with dahlias, salvias and exotics such as South African Streptocarpus, begonias, and even tetrapanax rex! Lots of places to relax and enjoy a cream tea and home-made cakes, including our new 'Posh Shed' with a verandah against the British Summer! In the shared etching workshop /greenhouse Kit has a small exhibition space and welcomes visitors to have a look around.

Features and Attractions

Kit is a landscape artist and printmaker, pictures always on display. Afternoon tea with delicious homemade cakes is also available for small parties (minimum of 5) on specific days if booked in advance.

Chippins- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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  • Regular opening
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  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Kit & Ceri Leese
01255 870730
ceriandkit1@btinternet.com

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How to find us

Chippins
Heath Road
Bradfield
Essex
CO11 2UZ

3m E of Manningtree.
  • More detailed directions
    Take A137 from Manningtree Station, turn L opp garage. Take 1st R towards Clacton. At Radio Mast turn L into Bradfield continue through village. Bungalow is opp primary school.

More about Chippins

Artist's garden and plantaholics paradise offering surprises around every corner! Spring heralds the soft blue tones of the iris, vivid green hostas contrasting with the purples of alliums and firework Schuberti. Summer is an explosion of colour and scent with an orchestra of plants featuring an abundance of tubs, hanging baskets and pots, including an unusual cacti collection in the conservatory. A meandering stream leads into the main garden which features wide borders brimming with hemerocallis, swathes of lilies and later in the season the tones alter with dahlias, salvias and exotics such as South African Streptocarpus, begonias, and even tetrapanax rex! Lots of places to relax and enjoy a cream tea and home-made cakes, including our new 'Posh Shed' with a verandah against the British Summer! In the shared etching workshop /greenhouse Kit has a small exhibition space and welcomes visitors to have a look around.

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