Pebmarsh Trail

Visit four beautiful gardens and enjoy a display of artwork created by the Pebmarsh Art Club

Tall purple flowers

10 June 2018


Entrance fee:
£6.00, children go free
1 pm -5 pm

For all enquiries, please get in touch with Janice Gilroy by email at or by phone 01245 291014

Start the trail at the village hall where a map, refreshments and toilets are available. The Pebmarsh Art Club will be having an exhibition of their  members’ art in the village hall on the same weekend as the open gardens in Pebmarsh, 9 and 10 June. 

Snipelands is a stunning 2-acre garden in a peaceful setting on the outskirts of Pebmarsh. The drive up to the garden has 36 varieties of rose and a newly planted orchard of 28 apple trees. A large lake is home to ducks, geese and other wildfowl. A traditional walled vegetable plot contains soft fruit bushes, and peach and cherry trees. 

The garden at 8 Mill Lane has herbaceous borders, Mediterranean and woodland gardens, a river bank and a meadow with water features and shrub beads. 

At 10 Mill Lane you can see mature shrubs, herbaceous borders and a firm garden under trees. There is a river bank, bog garden and a meadow with an Essex hedge. 

Matson lodge is a 1.5-acre garden developed for wildlife. Most trees, shrubs and plants were grown from seed and cuttings, including the catalpa bignonioides and ginkgo biloba trees. New rose beds and more sustainable plantings are currently being created. 

The early Victorian Magnolia House is set in an acre of grounds. It has a lovely walled garden with a huge and spectacular white wisteria over an arbour, plus a rhododendron and azalea bed. There is also a small Italian garden with mirrors (creating a trompe l’oeil effect) and a vegetable plot. Outside is a rose and lavender garden, and an orchard that leads to a peaceful woodland walk.

The Street


Go east off the A131 Halstead/Sudbury road. Parking is at the village hall


  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • No dogs allowed