The Gibberd Garden
On the outskirts of Harlow there is a garden full of beauty, peace and tranquillity. It is a wonderful place to stroll and be inspired.
Every turn reveals another aspect or a work of art, for this garden was created by Sir Frederick Gibberd, the planner of Harlow New Town, who designed the garden and filled the grounds with sculptures, ceramic pots and architectural salvage from 1972 till his death in 1984.
The garden has many aspects - formal lawns, flower beds, a brookside walk with a waterfall, a wild garden with a tangle of paths where children love to hide, a gazebo with a formal pond, an island fort to defend with a drawbridge onto it, an arboretum of young trees, and, at the end of a fascinating and memorable tour, a tearoom with mouth-watering cakes, ice creams and refreshments.
There is more to whet your appetite by accessing the buttons on the left, but do not leave it too long before you make your first visit!
We are indebted to the many photographers whose illustrations appear on this website, including Rowan Isaacs, Roy Hammans, Howard Chan and Kevin Joyce.
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