Church Barn Garden Open Day

18th century Church Barn garden in Essex, designed by Stefano Marinaz open in aid of Havens Hospices.

Churchbarn Garden designed by Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture
credit:Stefano Marinaz

Featured in Gardens Illustrated earlier this year, the Church Barn is a naturalistic, biodiverse garden providing all year round interest. Designed to merge into the countryside, the garden features a mix of perennials and grasses, with hedges and trees for added texture.

The garden, completed in 2020 will be open on the 18th of November (13.30-15.30) with Marinaz and team, on hand to the explain how the garden was designed, planting schemes and plant choices. There are limited tickets (max 45) at £25 each, register for ticket by emailing The proceeds from the open day are donated to Havens Hospices who provide palliative nursing and supportive care to adults and children living with complex or incurable conditions.

With offices in both London and Utrecht, the Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture studio has an extensive portfolio of projects in the UK, Italy and the Netherlands. Marinaz, an Italian Chartered Landscape Architect & Agronomist, has an MA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Greenwich, worked as a horticultural intern at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and for Arne Maynard on a range of gardens in UK, USA and Middle East.