As summer reaches its peak, gardens are at their most colourful, and Norfolk NGS has a great selection for you to visit. Here is just a sample of the thirteen gorgeous gardens open during July.
The month gets off to a splendid start on the 2nd July with four fabulous gardens opening for the first time with the NGS at Holme-Next-The-Sea, PE36 6LH. Each has a distinctive style from cottage garden to contemporary; a wealth of design ideas to excite your interest and imagination. Light refreshments and tea is served in the village hall and you can combine a gardens visit with a stroll along the nearby beach on our glorious Norfolk coast!
On the 16th July Castle Acre has two gardens for the price of one! Tudor Lodgings PE32 2AN.The 2 acre garden fronts a C15 house and incorporates part of the Norman earthworks. Mixed planting, a red border and an informal area with a wild life pond, In walking distance and opposite the church is Minns Farm Barns with over an acre of grounds surrounding a stone and flint barn with an exuberance of planting! Home-made teas will be served at both Tudor Lodgings and in the Church.
Also on Sunday 16th July MANOR FARM at Coston, NR9 4DT makes a welcome return to the scheme. A well designed garden with creative garden rooms full of imaginative plantings which feature roses, herbaceous and shrub borders.
There will be home-made teas but the owners will be delighted if you want to bring a picnic to enjoy in the extensive grounds and so make it a day out for all the family!
On the following weekend the 22nd and 23rd July Dunbeaghan at Westfield near Dereham NR19 1QE has a colourful selection island beds and borders providing a feast for the eyes with many of the plants on view for sale!
Bringing the month to a close on the 30th July DALE FARM in Dereham NR19 2EA. Is a 2 acre garden where the maximum amount of summer colour can be enjoyed with no less than 21 extensive borders and beds packed with plethora of plants. All set around a ½ acre pond with plenty of places to sit, enjoy home made teas and listen to music provided by a Ronnie Scott’s jazz club regular.
These are just a few of the gardens opening in July. To view full details of all the gardens open for the National Scheme in Norfolk visit our website, www.ngs.org.uk, download the app, or pick up the Norfolk Gardens to Visit booklet at your local library, tourist information centre and all good garden centres and nurseries.
- Since its foundation in 1927, The National Garden Scheme has donated over £50 million to its beneficiaries
- Charities supported by the National Garden Scheme include the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and MS Society. Further donations are also made.
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