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Friary Walled Garden

2nd December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until 2nd December 2018

Friary Walled Garden is Maldon’s secret garden. It is an unexpected green oasis of about 1/5th acre behind ancient red brick eallsadjacent to the modern town library.

Access to the garden is either in White Horse Lane, or from the High Street through an alley called Chequer’s Lane between Barclay’s Bank and Iceland Stores.

A wooden entrance door rakes you to a lovingly restored garden with narrow footpaths and box hedges. It is thought the site was cultivated as far back as the thirteenth century when it was occupied by a Carmelite monastery. Many of the plants found there today can be attributed more to the gardeners of the nineteenth century; growing fruit, vegetables and medicinal herbs. The present garden, cared for by the Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society, has a formal Georgian layout overlaid by a wild cottage type garden.

The garden is normally open the first Sunday of every month. Entry is free, but on open days volunteers gather for a general working party: visitors are welcome to join in!

Closing time may vary according to the weather and number of volunteers.


2nd December 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Transport / parking information
Public car park in White Horse Lane which is free on Sundays.
Disability Information
The paths are rather narrow, the surfaces are of gravel and grass – wheelchair users may not be able to access the entire garden but access to part is available and the garden can still be seen and enjoyed. There are several seats for those who are in need of such.
Wheelchair access
Contact Name
Linda Lister
Contact Telephone
01621 855902


Friary Walled Garden
White Horse Lane
Maldon, Essex CMp 5FW United Kingdom
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