ENJOY A DAY OUT IN A GORGEOUS GARDEN
August is the holiday season and so why not take the family and enjoy an inexpensive day out in a gorgeous garden open for the National Garden Scheme. You don’t have to be a gardener in order to enjoy a garden, children go free, dogs are welcome in many of our gardens and more often than not a delicious tea awaits you. A variety of gardens are opening across the county including two that are new to the scheme, that are opening in Norwich, whilst others are in rural locations. Jim and Jenny Clarke will be having plant and craft stalls at their open day at Brick Kiln House, ‘We welcome families and children as there is plenty of space for them to run around or simply sit in the dappled shade by the stream’.
SATURDAY 6TH AUGUST & SUNDAY 7TH AUGUST
SOUTHGATE HOUSE, SOUTHGATE LANE, NORWICH, NR1 2AQ
10.30 – 4 adm £5 chd free. Light refreshments. Dogs welcome
Opening for the first time for the National Garden Scheme, this garden, approx. an acre, half of which is on a steep slope, was the former Harbour Master’s house and has a mixture of Victorian and contemporary garden styles, formal garden rooms and informal woodland walks. Opening nearby 1 Woodside cottages
1 WOODSIDE COTTAGES, BRACONDALE, NORWICH NR1 2AY
11-5 adm £4 chd free. Home-made teas. Dogs welcome
A colourful and productive cottage garden attached to a pretty and historic cottage not far from Norwich City Centre.
SUNDAY 7TH AUGUST
BRICK KILN HOUSE, SHOTESHAM, NORWICH, NR15 1UJ
10-4 adm £6 chd free. Home-made teas. Dogs welcome
2-acre country garden with colourful borders, contemporary-designed pergola, sculptures and a stream running through a diversely planted wood.
33 WALDEMAR AVENUE, HELLESDON, NORWICH, NR6 6TB
10-5 adm £5 chd free. Home-made teas.
A surprising and large suburban garden with an exciting mix of exotic and tropical plants. Garden owner is on the Radio Norfolk Garden Party team.
SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST
BLUEBELL BARN, LYNG HALL LANE, WOOD NORTON, DEREHAM NR20 5BJ
11-5 adm £4 chd free. Pre-booking essential. No refreshments. Dogs welcome
Colourful borders and meadow in total covering 2.5 acres. Newly planted by the current owners over the past 3 years an example of what can be achieved in a relatively short time. Nearby opening:
SEVERALS GRANGE, HOLT ROAD, WOOD NORTON, NR20 5BL
1-5 adm £6 chd free. Prebooking essential. Home-made teas. Dogs welcome
The gardens are a perfect example of how colour, shape and form can be created by foliage plants from large shrubs to small alpines. Wide range of ornamental grasses and variety of herbaceous plants
SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST
CHESTNUT FARM, WEST BECKHAM, HOLT NR15 1UJ.
11-4 adm £5 chd free. Refreshments. Dogs welcome
This popular mature 3-acre garden has many rare and unusual plants and trees. Croquet lawn & colourful herbaceous borders.
SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST
COBWEB COTTAGE, 51 SHINGHAM, BEACHAMWELL, SWAFFHAM PE37 8AY
10-5 adm £4 chd free. Home-made teas. Dogs welcome
Small, delightful cottage garden with mixed borders. Sunken greenhouse, pergola, productive ornamental kitchen garden with bees and chickens. Wildlife pond and plants for sale.
SUNDAY 27TH & MONDAY 28TH AUGUST
ACRE MEADOW, NEW ROAD, BRADWELL, GREAT YARMOUTH NR31 9DU
10-5 adm £5 chd free. Light refreshments
A small garden with a dramatic mix of exotic and late season plants resulting in a rich display of contrasting combinations of foliage and flowers. Include aeoniums, cannas, dahlias, grasses and perennials. Alive with insects on sunny days. Plants for sale.
Before visiting a garden, we advise checking website for any UpToDate information ngs.org.uk
About National Garden Scheme
The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, and raises impressive amounts of money for some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.
Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors we have donated more than £67 million to our beneficiary charities, and in 2022 made donations of £3.11 million. Founded in 1927 to support district nurses, we are now the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the UK and our beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. We fund projects which promote gardens and gardening as therapy, and in 2017, we launched our annual Gardens and Health Week to raise awareness of the topic. Our funding also supports the training of gardeners and offers respite to horticultural workers who have fallen on difficult times.
To find your perfect garden, visit ngs.org.uk, download the National Garden Scheme app or purchase the National Garden Scheme’s Garden Visitor’s Handbook, which is published annually and available via ngs.org.uk/shop and at all good book retailers.
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