Guide Dog Open Garden

Guide Dog Open Garden

Four legged Volunteers host Norfolk’s secret garden tea party

A fantastic place to visit is Manor Farm’s Open Garden at Coston.  It is proud to bec supporting Guide Dogs on the 26th June 2022.  An opportunity to meet these amazing four legged and two legged volunteers. Find out how Guide Dogs help change their owners’ lives..

This is one of Norfolk’s secret gardens waiting to entice the garden enthusiast.  A private garden of Mr & Mrs Jamie Hanvro that has evolved over the last twenty years. Now opening it’s gardens gates in support of and with Guide Dogs too. Mr Hambro is also a Trustee for Guide Dogs.

Mr Hambro said “ we have enjoyed showcasing the garden and raising money for charity for many years.  It’s exciting to open the garden again to the public alongside Guide Dogs dedicated volunteers. It’s very rewarding to share your passion for gardening while raising money for charity. It’s a pleasure to chat to visitors and share handy gardening tips and knowledge too.”

White Labrador Guide Dog sat in front of a large sculpture with a topiary hedge. One of the many bronze sculptures and rooms in this lovely secret garden.

The garden showcases formal and informal planting in beautiful small garden rooms. Climbing roses, cascading up the walled kitchen garden with classic herbaceous and shrub borders, box parterres and large areas of wildflowers. A Collection of sculptures are dotted around the garden.  A Peter Pan sculpture captures the childlike secret garden image and the longing to explore more.

The popular field walk of nearly a mile  showcases the land enveloping the garden.

Community Fundraiser Mandy Loveder said ” A garden party or tea  party is one of the traditional charity fundraisers.  It helps raise the profile of the Guide Dog charity and the services it provides. It’s a lovely way for the volunteers to fundraise together. Lots of Guide Dogs & puppies too.

Manor Farm, Coston. NR9 4BT is open on the 26th June 2022:  12 – 5 PM.  Adults £5. Children free.

Tombola, Guide Dog merchandise. Refreshments. Cakes. Plant sales.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Guide Dog Open Garden

About Guide Dogs  

Guide Dogs is here to help the two million people living with sight loss live the life they choose. Children and adults. Friends and family. Our expert staff, volunteers and life-changing dogs are here to help people affected by sight loss live actively, independently and well. Founded in 1934, following our first partnership in 1931, we are a charity that is almost entirely dependent on donations. Find out more at