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August Garden Afternoon at Copped Hall

Type:Gardens

Crown Hill, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS

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Copped Hall Garden Afternoon

About

Monthly Garden Afternoon at Copped Hall

The first Sundays of the Month, from April to September inclusive:
5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July and 6 September 2020

Date: 2nd August

Cost

£5.00 per person. Friends of Copped Hall (on production of membership card) and Children Under 16 – Free.

Location

Gardens – inc Site of Earlier Houses and Walled Garden

Access to Cellars and 1st Floor of the Mansion is currently via staircase only. Gardens are undulating/uneven lawn surfaces with some paths on a sloping site. The Walled Garden is also on a sloping site. Very limited access currently for wheelchair users.

Description

Gates are open from 2.00pm with last entry at 4.00pm. The car park closes at 5.15pm. Garden afternoons provide an opportunity to wander around at leisure and talk to our volunteer gardeners. A map with a brief description of the gardens is provided on arrival. Refreshments are available until 4.30pm. The Copped Hall shop is open at the same times. The Mansion is closed on these events. Plants, seasonal fruit and vegetables are available for sale from the Walled Garden.

Event Queries?

Please contact the Box office or Trust members regarding these events or email: events@coppedhalltrust.org.uk

Buy Tickets

There is no need to book for the Garden Afternoons; just turn up between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Cash or card payments are accepted.

About Copped Hall

The saving of Copped Hall has been described a number times as a miracle. In reality, it was achieved by a great deal of hard work against overwhelming odds.

Historic country houses in their parkland are one of the great cultural achievements of previous centuries. Very sadly by the 1950s, historic mansions like Copped Hall were being demolished at a rate of one every two and a half days. With their loss the centrepiece and purpose of the gardens, ancillary buildings and parkland was removed. Often all of these parts were destroyed. In the 1980s the planning authorities acted to preserve the excellent established qualities of Copped Hall and its surroundings by making them into a conservation area in 1984. English Heritage followed by listing the older parkland as Grade II*. After much campaigning the Conservators of Epping Forest (The City of London) purchased the freehold of the parkland in order to preserve and restore it. The specially formed Copped Hall Trust eventually purchased the mansion, stables and gardens in 1995.

The Conservators are committed to the restoration of the parkland, the reintroduction of animals and to the preservation of this important wildlife habitat.

In 1999 the Trust acquired the completely derelict Walled Kitchen Garden, one of the largest in Essex. After 13 years, all the undergrowth has been cleared from the garden and the glasshouses. This work has been largely carried out by volunteers. The garden is now mainly planted with produce sold locally and to visitors. One glasshouse has been restored with two others under way.

The Copped Hall Trust has made substantial progress in the last 17 years. The Racquets Court and the stables have been largely restored, together with other service buildings. Much work has been carried out clearing the gardens of non-original vegetation. Replacement trees have been planted and lawns re-seeded. Internally, the mansion is to be restored to its 1750s’ form, and since 2001 some of the roof and floor structures have been reinstated and essential structural repairs carried out. Since 1998 the Trust has been supported in its work by a Friends organisation which now has more than 1,000 members. From these members a very committed band of volunteers assists with all aspects of the project.

Directions

Road Directions

From the M25, junction 26 Follow signs to Loughton (then to Epping). Drive uphill through the forest to the roundabout. Take the first left exit (B1393), passing the garage on the left. In slightly over half a mile, turn left, signposted Upshire. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.

From Woodford and Loughton Drive to the Wake Arms roundabout, follow signs to Epping (B1393) passing the garage on your left, in slightly over half a mile, turn left, signposted Upshire. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.

From Harlow and the M11 Follow signs to Epping for approximately 5 miles. Through Epping, after passing the Bell Hotel on your right, in slightly over a mile turn right, signposted Upshire. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.

From North Weald. Drive to Epping Through Epping, after passing the Bell Hotel on your right, in slightly over a mile turn right, signposted Upshire. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.

For Satnav, use CM16 5HR.

Public Transport Directions

Please note, Copped Hall is located on the buffer lands of Epping Forest. There is no public transport access nearby. Nearest stations are on the Central Line at Epping or Loughton where taxis can take you to Copped Hall.

Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Cot Available

Establishment Features

  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Gift shop

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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Opening Times

Monthly Garden Afternoon Copped Hall (2 Aug 2020)

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