Springmead Gardens

Springmead Gardens was given to the Town by Captain Arthur Wenlock in 1972 but during the years afterwards, became neglected and overgrown.

Then at the turn of the century the Brightlingsea in Bloom voluntary group, aided with funding from various grants, spent a lot of time and effort restoring the area.

It is now managed by the Springmead Trust, a registered charity, and looked after by a professional horticulturalist backed by a band of volunteers. It is now one of the highlights of a visit to Brightlingsea.

Have a look at the gallery below and click the images for larger versions (thank you to Tracy Ware for the photos):

There are a couple of paths to take around the gardens, benches to sit on, a grassed area that is perfect for sitting on a blanket and chilling out. There is also a recently-built pagoda.

There are two entrances, one on Ladysmith Avenue and the other on Spring Chase, why not combine it with a visit to the Lozenge Nature Reserve further down Spring Chase/Lower Park Road (about a five minute walk: directions).

Find out more about Springmead Gardens on their facebook page here.