Paycocke's House and Garden

A stunning Tudor merchant's house whose walls have more than a few stories to tell

Paycocke's House and Garden

Things to see and do

Paycocke's House and Garden

What's on 

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Wed 23 Mar 2016
11:00-16:00
Bunny has been hopping around Paycocke's garden, looking for places to hide his precious eggs. Can you crack all the clues to find the eggs and spell bunny's name? Then claim your yummy Cadbury's chocolate Bunny!

Plant Swap Shop

Sat 04 Jun 2016
11:00-16:30
Swap Shop is a chance for gardeners to bring & swap a plant from their own garden for those we have here. The gardens team will be on hand to share and discuss gardening tips.

Everything Purple Lavender Weekend

Sat 09 Jul 2016
11:00-16:30
Join us at Paycockes to celebrate everything purple, inspired by our beautiful Hidcote lavender beds in the garden. Activities to participate in with
Paycocke's House and Garden

Eating and shopping

A cappuccino and a slice of cake in Paycocke's cafe, Colchester

Enjoy a treat 

Recline and warm up in our coffee shop with a drink and snacks before browsing the shelves in our shop for the perfect gift or a tempting memento of your visit.

Paycocke's House and Garden

History

Paycocke's House and Garden

Our work

A watercolour of the back of the house restored with colourful hollyhocks in the foreground

Restoring the house 

Get the inside story on how we undertook the daunting task of combining three houses into one building, in a painstaking restoration project that took over 20 years to complete.