Visit England award adds prestige to promote public gardens

July 26, 2011 by  

Easton Lodge has received a prestigious award for its gardens and the trust that looks after the grounds hopes the award will encourage people to visit.

Easton Lodge is home to Edwardian gardens that are currently being restored to their original state, so to receive this accolade during refurbishment is considered to be quite an honour. Visit England has awarded the gardens the ‘Quality assured visitor attraction’ seal of approval. This hallmark of quality is the top accolade given by Visit England and it judges attractions based on a number of criteria, from catering and staff to signage and the quality of leaflet printing.

Chelmsford Croquet Club, based around 15 miles south of the gardens, will be one of the first teams to enjoy the newly accredited gardens when they play a game of croquet on one of its lawns. The trust and volunteer team at Easton lodge hope that this will be the first of many similar events as visitors choose to visit the gardens after seeing promotional material featuring the Visit England stamp of approval. The award logo will be added to promotional material given out by the trust to entice visitors to the gardens and they hope this accolade, when used with leaflet printing will encourage Chelmsford, Essex and the wider region’s residents to visit Easton Lodge and its gardens.

The gardens open on one Sunday each month from mid-July to October and more information can be found on promotional material or by visiting the Lodge’s website.