Southchurch Hall GardensWoodgrange Drive, Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS1 2SE
Southchurch Hall Gardens is a beautiful green space in the heart of Southend and an important part of the town’s rich history. The gardens are home to Southend Museums Southchurch Hall, a Grade 1 listed building dating back to medieval times. It was privately owned and lived in until the 1920’s. Following a renovation, the Hall and grounds were gifted to the people of Southend. The land on which the Hall stands dates back even further when it was handed to the monks of Canterbury in 823 A.D.
More recently the Gardens have become locally known as the ‘Duck Park’, due to the varied species of ducks and geese inhabiting the ponds. If you’re lucky you might even spot a terrapin too!