Waltham Abbey Gardens & Cornmill Meadows

Waltham Abbey Gardens & Cornmill Meadows

Here’s where to get into history, dragonflies and a relaxed state of mind!

Enjoy a historic stroll at Waltham Abbey Gardens. This was once one of the largest Augustinian abbeys in the country, and information panels all around the site bring its history to life. The Abbey’s peaceful rose gardens also provides plenty of benches and picnic tables. Just sit back, relax and wind down in beautiful surroundings.

Walk just a little further and you enter a very special habitat – Cornmill Meadows support an amazing variety of dragon and damselflies. Simply looking at these elegant creatures in motion is a wonderful de-stress therapy!

There’s a hide too, from which you can watch the Meadows’ fascinating population of birds.

For more to see and do you can also check out Visit Epping Forest's website.


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Waltham Abbey Gardens & Cornmill Meadows

Abbey View
Waltham Abbey
Essex EN9 1XQ

03000 030 610*

*Calls will be charged at local rate



Cornmill Meadows car park closure


Please note, Cornmill Meadows car park will be closed today. We're sorry for any inconvenience caused by this and we hope to reopen it soon.

Car parking tariffs apply at Waltham Abbey Gardens and Cornmill Meadows car parks


Events in Waltham Abbey Gardens

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