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Bridge End Gardens
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Enjoy a picnic, see traditional Victorian gardening techniques in action or get lost in a hedge maze at these quiet 19th-century gardens.

Tucked away on a quiet backstreet of Saffron Walden, this picturesque formal garden is missed by many but well worth seeking out. Bridge End Garden is comprised of seven ornamental gardens that were originally planted by the Gibson family in 1840. Today, traditional gardening techniques have been employed to restore the gardens to their glorious original state. Bridge End Garden’s quiet location makes it a charming destination to escape to with a book or to enjoy a picnic surrounded by sculpted shrubbery. Kids will love the hedge maze and the playground.

Walk down manicured stone paths, amongst trimmed box hedges and past a variety of shrubbery typical of the Victorian garden style. In summer the garden bursts into color, creating a pretty backdrop for photographs. Climb to the viewing platform to look down upon the Dutch Garden, one of the most stunning areas of Bridge End.

The historic hedge maze is a highlight of the gardens and a great family activity. Get lost as you run along the thin paths that lead through the maze.

The walled kitchen garden attracts visitors fascinated by traditional farming and gardening techniques. Enjoy a picnic as you stretch out on the lawn in front of the kitchen garden, or sit back on a designated picnic bench.

Bridge End Garden is located between Church and Bridge streets in the northern part of Saffron Walden. The garden is set back from the street so it can often be missed. Follow the small trail between houses to reach the garden. Free parking can be found on Catons Lane. The Audley End train station is 3 miles (5 kilometers) away.

While the gardens are open every day of the year, the hedge maze and kitchen garden are only open during selected hours each week. Check at the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre before you visit. Admission to the garden is free.

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