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Boleyn Gardens

Boleyn Gardens

Boleyn Gardens

Garden, free entry

Contact

Parks and Green Spaces

01245 605566

Address

Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM1 4BX

Details

Boleyn Gardens is a calm and peaceful area with a beautiful display of flowers and plants. Located just off White Hart Lane with pedestrian entrances in Beaulieu Boulevard or Shardlow Avenue, the Gardens were named after Anne Boleyn who is thought to have stayed at nearby New Hall. Her husband, Henry VIII is also thought to have visited.

With many features, including five large, carved oak chess piece sculptures, this is a lovely place to visit. There is also a Yew hedge maze which will be a great adventure for both children and adults when it reaches maturity in a few years time. The maze is planted on a snail mound with a raised centre as original Tudor mazes would have been.

There are two ponds in the gardens with plenty of reeds and plants to help protect wildlife, including Koi carp, moorhens and dragonflies. Wildflower meadows planted by local school children contain Oxeye daisies, teasels, wild carrot and a variety of grasses, a haven for butterflies and bees. These also make a good hiding place for small mammals such as mice, voles and shrews.

Why not take a walk around the gardens and explore what’s on offer or come and join in our health walks, one of which starts from here.

Children welcomeDisabled access

With many features, including five large, carved oak chess piece sculptures. There is also a Yew hedge maze . There are two ponds in the gardens with plenty of reeds and plants to help protect wildlife.

Prices

Free entry

Location

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Map reference: TL 699091  Lat: 51.75560 Long: 0.46149

Located just off White Hart Lane with pedestrian entrances in Beaulieu Boulevard or Shardlow Avenue.

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

With many features, including five large, carved oak chess piece sculptures. There is also a Yew hedge maze . There are two ponds in the gardens with plenty of reeds and plants to help protect wildlife.