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The Gibberd Garden

An inspirational garden designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, a leading Twentieth Century architect.

Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA

Gibberd Garden grounds with gardeners

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  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Shop
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Located on the outskirts of Harlow, The Gibberd Garden is an inspirational Grade II listed garden. Designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, a leading twentieth century architect and master planner of Harlow. The garden comprises formal lawns, streams and glades, a mature lime avenue, a wild garden with a tangle of paths, 90 artefacts and sculptures and a moated castle. The Gibberd Rooms contain Sir Frederick Gibberd’s archive, library and living area, set up as they were during his lifetime.

The garden is full of sculptures and ‘decorative objects’, including ceramic pots and items of architectural salvage. It has lawns, streams and glades, a dramatic mature lime avenue, a wild garden, an arboretum and a moated castle.

Visitors on Sundays and on private tours may see part of Sir Frederick’s former home. The living room, dining room, library and archive form the basis of the Gibberd Rooms. The rooms have been restored to their original sixties look and all the furniture and fittings are authentic. There are many drawings, photographs and models on display which reflect the diversity of Sir Frederick’s talent.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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April to October on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2pm – 6pm.

 

Admission

Historic Houses members visit free.

  • Adults: £6
  • Concessions (over 60s, disabled, students): £5
  • Children, 5yrs – 16 yrs: £1
  • Under 5s: Free
for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA

Marsh Lane is a turning off Gilden Way, on the outskirts of Harlow on the B183 from Harlow to Sheering and Hatfield Heath.

The nearest station is HARLOW MILL on the Liverpool Street to Cambridge line. It is just over two miles walk if you head south through Old Harlow village and then east along the B153 on the south side of the new Gilden Way housing estate. As of Autumn 2018, this walk to the Garden is 3 sides of a square but we expect you will be able to use a more direct footpath route from the station when most of neighbouring estate building work is completed next year.

Bus service from Harlow Town: There is only one bus service along Gilden Way, the No.59 Harlow/Chelmsford route, which leaves the bus station in Harlow at 5 minutes past the hour, arriving at Marsh Lane approximately quarter past the hour. The walk from the Marsh lane bus stop to the Garden is approximately half a mile. The return service passes Marsh Lane at approximately 10 minutes to the hour, arriving back at the bus station at about 5 minutes past the hour.

There is no direct service from Harlow Town Railway Station to the Garden, but there is a frequent service from the train station to the bus station in the centre of Harlow.

the gibberd garden on map

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Gibberd Garden sunlight in the summer

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