Unlike Chelsea you can walk in the gardens and will have ample opportunity to talk to the garden owners who like all gardeners are generous in sharing their knowledge and expertise.
Garden designer Claire Agnew welcomes visitors to see her award winning Chelsea “Reflective Garden” recreated at her own home. Also in this 6-acre oasis there are woodland walks and a lake, together with herbaceous, Italian, bog, water, wild, verdant, sunken and parterre gardens all flowing from one tempting vista to another.
The contemporary walled kitchen garden and front garden were designed and planted by Chelsea winner Arne Maynard. The garden incorporates large herbaceous borders, trained fruit, vegetables and a traditional greenhouse.
Also opening on the Bank Holiday weekend are two gardens with inviting woodland walks and plenty of garden features to admire.
Has a seven acre garden on a steep chalk slope with woodland walks, formal terraces, shrub borders and walled garden creating a garden of contrasts.You can sample the homemade teas while enjoying splendid views across the Stiffkey valley and to the coast
These expansive landscaped gardens and park are attributed to an 18th century garden designer, Humphry Repton. There is a collection of mature trees with woodland walks around a stream and a mill pond, as well as more recently planted borders and working vegetable garden to enjoy on your visit.
The first evening opening of the year is at Chaucer Barn and there is the option of wine in addition to the traditional homemade teas whilst enjoying the views over rolling hills to the woodland beyond.
This five acre garden has been created by owner James Mermagen in the ruins of a farmyard with a knot/herb garden, walled herbaceous borders and a contemporary topiary garden are just a few of the features to see..
If your garden is of high quality, character and at least forty-five minutes interest Contact County Organiser Anthea Foster to discuss opening your garden. Tel 01328 701341
For more garden day out ideas visit your local tourist information centre, garden centre, nursery or open garden to pick up a Norfolk NGS Garden Guide.