2011 has been a really successful year for the National Gardens Scheme in Norfolk. 67 garden owners generously opened their gardens. With the help of publicity and support from the press and media, more than15,000 people came through the garden gates. Over £65000 was raised for the nursing and caring charities supported by the NGS.
We now look forward to 2012 which will be the 85th birthday of the NGS. To mark this anniversary, three of the original gardens which opened in the first year of the scheme in 1927,are opening again. 17 new gardens will be welcoming visitors so it promises to be another exciting year starting with the popular snowdrop walks in early February!
The eagerly anticipated 2012 Norfolk yellow booklet detailing all the gardens and their opening dates will be launched at Bradenham Hall on the 7th February by the well known author and enthusiastic garden visitor Bill Bryson. The booklet will be available from garden centres, nurseries,tourist information offices, libraries and local press offices.
The monthly practical gardening workshops run by Shirley Gilbert at Edingthorpe were hugely successful and places for 2012 are being booked up fast so if you do not want to miss out sign up by ringing Shirley on 01692403519 or see www.ngs.org.co.uk.