Norfolk Gardens to Visit this Autumn
The gardens opening in September and early October 2014 for the National Gardens Scheme in Norfolk have plenty to interest visitors: exotic annuals, mellow coloured shrubs and rich perennial borders.
Sunday 7th September
Bradenham, Thetford IP25 7QP.
Open 2-5 Adm £5, chd free. Home-made teas.
A garden for all seasons. Flower gardens, formally designed and richly
planted, rose gardens, paved garden, interesting climbers, herbaceous and
shrub borders, traditional kitchen gardens with 2 glasshouses.
Arboretum of over 800 different trees, all labelled.
Sunday 14th and Wednesday 17th September
HIGH HOUSE GARDENS, Blackmoor Row, Shipdham, IP25 7PU.
Open 2-5.30 Adm £4, chd free. Home-made teas.
Plantsman’s garden with colour-themed herbaceous borders with extensive range of perennials. Box-edged rose and shrub borders. Woodland garden, pond and bog area. Newly planted orchard and vegetable garden. Wildlife area. Glasshouses.
Monday 15th September
FELBRIGG HALL, Felbrigg NR11 8PR.
Open 11-5 Adm £5 child £2.10 Large pleasure gardens; mainly lawns and shrubs; orangery with camellias; large walled garden restored and restocked as fruit, vegetable, herb and flower garden; dovecote; dahlias; wooded parks.
Sunday 21st September
NEW THE OLD RECTORY, TASBURGH, Norwich
Open 11-5. Adm £4, chd free. Teas
A creative restoration of an early C19 rectory garden carried out over the last 30 years. The site is part of the iron-age hill fort overlooking the valley. Generally a verdant garden with a magnificent cedar, extensive topiary and yew hedges with an enclosed Italian garden containing colour
Saturday 11th October
BLICKLING HALL ESTATE, Aylsham, NR11 6NF.
Open 10.30-5.30. Adm £8.95, chd £4.95.
Four centuries of good husbandry have made this 55 acre garden one of the greatest in England. 18C Orangery, Doric style temple, secret garden, beautiful double borders and parterre, lake, topiary and yew hedges. Kitchen garden open.
EAST RUSTON OLD VICARAGE, East Ruston
Open 1-5.30). Adm £8, chd free
20-acre exotic coastal garden with traditional borders, tropical garden, desert wash, sunk garden, topiary, water features, walled and Mediterranean gardens. Many rare and unusual plants, stunning plant combinations, vegetable and cutting gardens.