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Springmead Garden

Springmead is a large house that was built in the late 19th century by Captain Arthur Wenlock on the site of a spring in Brightlingsea. For many years the spring was the main water source for the town, and before that a Roman villa was built just above it, adjacent to present the site. The entire site was bequeathed to the people of Brightlingsea by Captain Wenlock in 1927, and is presently owned by the Springmead (formerly the Wenlock) Trust.
The project to transform the garden is bringing together many local organisations, including Community Reach Partnership, The Brightlingsea Society, The Brightlingsea & District Horticultural Society, Brightlingsea Garden Club, Brightlingsea in Bloom, Brightlingsea Town Council & The Springmead Trust.
The official opening was held recently, with representatives from local and national organisations, including the RHS.