Welcome Back to The Gibberd Garden


The Gibberd Garden is open for the the 2020 season on Wednesdays and Sundays.  2.:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (last entry 4:00 p.m.).

We are open Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2020, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Events are scheduled for the summer – check the What’s On page.

Payment is by Card / Contactless only.

We hope you enjoy your visit as the Garden is still as fascinating and beautiful as ever thanks to our marvelous gardeners and volunteers who have been maintaining it for you in your absence.

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.

Things have changed and will keep changing, so before visiting

Please check this link – updated August 23rd:

   Visitor Information 2020



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 – 2020 Details


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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Gibberd Garden - Welcome Back Video


Images: July 2020 -





Opening Times

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

Payment is by Card / Contactless only.

Previously planned events in 2020 are cancelled.  We are taking a cautious approach and have scheduled Picnic Days and Evening Sculpture Tours that comply with current epidemic guidelines.  Details on the What’s On page.  Please continue to check the website for updates.

Visitor Information 2020

Via this link:   Visitor Information 2020

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
Grid Reference: TL48368-12519




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All the information you need to plan a great day out at The Gibberd Garden in 2020

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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
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  • 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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