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About The Garden

A hidden gem in the heart of Saffron Walden

Bridge End Garden is an important Grade II* registered Victorian garden. It is also a much-used open space, enjoyed by the local community and visitors from afar, attracting an estimated 35,000 people per year. Despite its popularity, the Garden has a tranquil quality that appeals to those seeking calm and solace.


It is mostly wheelchair accessible and is a favourite walk for parents and carers with young children as well as for visitors following the ‘Town Trail’. The Garden is also used for local events such as music and theatre performances, exhibitions and children’s competitions and for private functions such as wedding receptions. 

There is strong community involvement and Saffron Walden Town Council welcomes volunteers to assist in the Garden. Our charity (The Friends) coordinates weekly gardening sessions for volunteers as well as providing year-round support for seasonal tasks. The Garden is monitored 24/7 by CCTV. 

Discover more below about the history of the Garden, its restoration (and the donors who helped make it happen) and the biodiversity it supports. You can also explore the individual garden rooms & map and find out how you can be a part of the Garden's story by getting involved!


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