The Priory

Enjoy nine acres of beautiful gardens, with lawns sloping down to small lakes and a water garden.

White flowers with inner pink part

16 June 2024


Entrance fee:
£6 (adults and concessions)
2pm – 5pm
Garden owner:
Mr and Mrs Engleheart

For all enquiries, please get in touch with us by email:

Enjoy beautiful gardens of nine acres with a large variety of fine trees, rhododendrons and azaleas, mixed borders and walled garden with a 75ft long ornamental greenhouse, lawns slope down to a lake and views across the Stour Valley, famous as Constable country.  

From the south-facing terrace, a valley of trees stretches across towards Stoke by Nayland’s 15th-century church and to the east visitors can enjoy panoramic views across the Box Valley. 

Stoke by Nayland
Nr Colchester

From the A134 take the B1068 towards Stoke by Nayland and just before entering the village The Priory is on the left before the right-hand bend.


  • dogs on leads
  • limited wheelchair accessible
  • refreshments
  • WC available