A Few Thurrock Parks and Gardens
Some Living; Some Lingering; Some Lost
Herbert Brooks Memorial Gardens: established in 1933 in memory of Herbert E Brooks - a senior figure in the cement industry, a public servant in Thurrock and Essex and a local historian.
Barnard's Farm: over 50 acres of landscaped gardens including woodland walks and a Japanese garden.
High House, Purfleet: inner and outer walled gardens close to the Royal Opera House production park.
Victorian Quarry Gardens: formerly in the grounds of The Elms, but now abandoned, although a few original features survive.
Capability Brown at Belhus: a designed "natural" landscape now divided and damaged by the M25, but with surviving features on the golf course and in the Belhus Park.
Welsh Valley in miniature: a quarry garden established by Alfred Russel Wallace, but now lost to housing.
Chadwell Park: a post medieval deer park established in Chadwell and Little Thurrock by Sir Alexander Temple that went out of use in the mid 17th century.