Wivenhoe Park, located on the Eastern edge of Colchester is a multi-acre landscaped green space.
Until the 1960s its main claim to fame was that it was the setting for one of Constable's landscape paintings.
John Constable Wivenhoe Park, Essex, 1816 Widener Collection 1942.9.10
From the '60s onwards, however, it has been home to the University of Essex. The University buildings (a mass of typical sixties concrete) fit well with their landscaped green surroundings. The park is also host to a very large colony of rabbits.