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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Gilden Way Closures

Access to the Garden will be affected by the planned closure of Gilden Way (B183) for resurfacing work over all weekends between Friday June 18th and Monday July 19th.

Gilden Way will be closed from 8pm on each Friday to 6am on the following Monday from the roundabout on London Road (by Mark Hall school) to the Churchgate roundabout. There will be very limited access only for residents.

We understand that the official diversion route (to allow for HGVs) is via Bishops Stortford and Hatfield Heath.

By car it will be possible to get access to the Churchgate roundabout and from there to the Garden entrance at Marsh Lane by going via Potter Street and Harlow Common or via Matching Tye.

Access will also be possible via Sawbridgeworth Station Road then by Lower Sheering or Hatfield Heath.

To view the diversion routes and directions and a PDF of them, click here.

There is also pedestrian/cycle access from Old Road via the new path through the Gilden Park housing area by following the signs to Marsh Lane.

Due to these closures we have changed the date of most events that were planned between the road closure dates.  For more details see the What’s On page.

We will be open on Sundays from 2-5 pm on the weekends of the Gilden Way closures and hope that you will visit us.

 

Sunday and Wednesday opening times are between 2 – 5 pm with last entry at 4 pm.

Refreshments are now available inside the barn, with social distancing in place.  Our shop is also fully open.

 

Please look at the summary of how we are observing the regulations on the Visitors Information Page.  Visitor Information 2021

Please continue to enjoy the images of the garden captured by our friends, volunteers and gardeners on our Spring Picture Gallery.

Spring 2021 Picture Gallery

This unique and beautiful Gibberd Garden was created by Sir Frederick Gibberd (1908-1984) and planned as a series of enticing spaces, every turn reveals a new vista or work of art.

Plans for the 2021 season are in place so please visit the ‘What’s On ‘ page so that you can keep up to date with forthcoming events.

Please check these links for Updates through the season:

Spring Updates – 2021

Visitor Information 2021

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Visit the online Shop – we have recently added works produced by local artists and artisans to our shop merchandise that still includes a variety of notelets, cards and other items with images of the Gibberd Garden.

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Historic Houses

The Gibberd Garden is a participating house member of Historic Houses.

Full Details are on the Visitor Information page.


Covid-19 Fundraising Appeal

The Gibberd Garden has launched a fundraising appeal to ensure the future of a Harlow Treasure.

Make a donation here:

Donate – Gibberd Garden Covid-19 Appeal

For details and more ways to support The Gibberd Garden:

Fundraising – Details



Policies


Please read our Cookie and Privacy (Data Protection) Policies via these links:

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Featured Sculpture


We are showcasing sculptures in The Garden as a regular feature. We are pleased to have a new sculpture, inspired by Sir Frederick Gibberd’s Garden and created by Krijn de Koning, as part of New Geographies – a three year project funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Follow the link to the current “Featured Sculpture”

Sculpture in the Gibberd Garden

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Spring Images of the Gibberd Garden


We are planning and scheduling events in the Gibberd Garden through the Spring and Summer.   Check the What’s On page for details, booking and tickets where required.

What’s On Page





Spring Blooms - More images in the Spring Picture Gallery




Opening Times (In Season – April to September)

The Gibberd Garden is open every Wednesday and Sunday, 2pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm).

Payment is by Card / Contactless only.

Visitor Information 2021

Via this link:   Visitor Information 2021

Occasional Closures

Please note that the garden may be closed to the public due to private events.  The garden will be closed on the following dates:

We currently do not have any private events

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Admission Prices

Full: £5.00
Concession: £4.00 (over 60 or Students)
Children 5 to 16yrs: £1.00 (under 5s FREE)
Members of the the following organizations:  FREE

  • Friends of The Gibberd Garden
  • Historic Houses

Location

Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex CM17 0NA
Satnav reference: CM17 0NA
What3Words:  silk.shows.rams
Grid Reference: TL48368-12519

A new walking route from the Victoria Hall to Marsh Lane through the Gilden Estate is open (January 2021)  Details:

Via this link:   Find Us






PLAN YOUR VISIT

All the information you need to plan a great day out at The Gibberd Garden in 2021

Visitor Info


PRIVATE HIRE

The Gibberd Garden could be the perfect venue for your special occasion

PRIVATE HIRE


GET INVOLVED

Help us maintain the legacy of Sir Frederick Gibberd's garden by becoming a friend

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Upcoming Events


Jul 04 / Gibberd Garden

Cream Tea

Marsh Lane





REVIEWS


  • I’ve visited the Gibberd Garden many times and every time it makes me feel like a kid. Much of its planting is green, which sets a tranquil scene. It is cleverly laid out: divided up into rooms, most of them home to interesting pieces of sculpture that increase the sense of exploration and discovery as you move through.

    JOE SWIFT
    THE GUARDIAN: THE 10 BEST GARDENS TO VISIT THIS SUMMER
  • The Gibberd Garden is a national treasure.

    DAILY EXPRESS
  • Architect Sir Frederick Gibberd's ambitious sculpture garden ought not to be missed, especially as it is at a peak with excellent horticulture complementing the 90 or so sculptures and episodes that adorn this site. Well worth going out of your way for.

    TIM RICHARDSON
    DAILY TELEGRAPH: TEN WELL-KEPT SECRETS TO VISIT
  • It is a wonderful garden ... an inspiration to the present generation of young gardeners.

    THE TIMES
  • Gibberd's Garden has all the sureness of a latter-day Brown or Repton's work. Everyone who visits is bewitched by its serene but entertaining beauty.

    SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
  • You know how much thought must have gone into it, yet it looks utterly uncontrived: true wizardry.

    SAGA MAGAZINE


Hidden Treasures




Gibberd Rooms


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Artists' Inspiration


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Gibberd Himself


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