Seamere at Hingham

It’s your last chance to see some great gardens opening for the National Garden Scheme in Norfolk during September and October. With the combination of late flowering perennial plants and some autumn colours in shrubs and trees there is plenty to admire for garden visitors!

On Sunday 3rd September Chapel Cottage and 7 Holly Close in Rougham join forces to demonstrate just how much can be packed into small gardens with everything from colourful borders to a wild life haven and potager style vegetable gardens.

Seamere at Hingham also opens on the 3rd September and with the current owner retiring this is your last opportunity to see these fabulous gardens. They border a 20 acre mere with spectacular views over terraced lawns and thoughtfully planned features.

On Sunday 10th and Wednesday 13th September the much admired gardens at High House in Shipdham are well worth a visit. This 3 acre plantsman’s garden has an extensive range of perennials in themed borders, woodland gardens and pond and bog areas.

On October 1st Hindringham Hall has plenty of imaginative plantings with a magnificent Tudor manor house surrounded by a 12th century moat providing one of the best sights in Norfolk!

The renowned gardens at East Ruston Old Vicarage open specially for the NGS on Saturday 7th October and there is always so much to see in the extensive 32 acres of intensive gardening!

Finally on Sunday 22nd October The Barn at Framlingham is opening its 14 hectare arboretum for the first time for the NGS and it provides a fitting conclusion to our garden visiting season with autumn colour amongst a majestic collection of fine trees.

All the gardens provide lovely home-made teas and many of the gardens will have plants for sale.

To view full details of all the gardens open for the National Garden Scheme in Norfolk visit our website,, or download the app. Images are available for all the gardens from Graham Watts



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