The Friends of Cressing Temple Gardens

The Friends of Cressing Temple Gardens

At a glance

Causes

  • Environment
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

The aim of the Friends is to conserve, enhance and develop the gardens at Cressing Temple, including the walled garden, the Cullen garden and the Jubilee Orchard, as a unique historical, social and horticultural record and educational resource.  In this way the potential of the historic site is maximised for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Essex and the wider region.

Activities

The Friends raise funds by selling plants, organising events and making applications to the Lottery.  Honey and apple juice are also produced to help raise funds. This enables the Horticulturalist and staff to have extra resources, giving them greater flexibility in the management and presentation of the gardens.  Elements of the hard landscaping have also been renewed.  A Community Garden has been established at the periphery of the site. The Friends are a lively group who find a lot of pleasure and fulfilment in helping look after this historic site.

Current opportunities

The Friends support Essex County Council in looking after this heritage site with its 13th-century barns and  Tudor walled garden and orchards.  ...