Norfolk Gardens open in June 2019
June is the time for herbaceous borders to shine, and for fragrant roses and eye-catching peonies to take centre stage. There are 15 gardens opening for the National Garden Scheme in Norfolk this month, and excitingly there are three new gardens on our schedule– Broadway Farm, Grove House and The Old Rectory.
Broadway Farm in Scarning, Near Dereham opens on Sunday 16th June, to a half-acre garden surrounding a c14 clapboard farmhouse. Described as a ‘plantswoman’s garden’, Broadway farm will display a wide range of perennials and woody plants in wonderfully colourful herbaceous borders. Also on view is a well planted pond supporting local wildlife.
Grove House in Docking will open its village garden on Sunday 16th June. In just over one acre, the garden offers a small orchard, a fine lawn surrounded by flower borders, a vegetable and cutting garden, and copious amounts of sweet-smelling sweet peas.
The Old Rectory at Syderstone, is also opening on Sunday 16th June and was designed by international designer Arne Maynard. On show will be a parterre of David Austin shrub roses, herbaceous beds, a shrubbery and an orchard. Wisteria and roses will climb into view and box, hornbeam, yew and beech hedging keeps the garden in order.
June is a good month for visiting our open gardens in and around Norwich. Elm House opens on 8th June, the Bear Shop opens on 29th and 30th June, and the Bishops House and Manor Farm, nr Barnham Broom are also open on 30th June.
6th June – Sheringham Park
9th and 12th June – High House Gardens, Shipdham
20th June – Mannington Estate, Mannington
23rd June – Manor house farm, Wellingham
29th and 30th June – The Bear Shop, Norwich
All the gardens opening their gates will be serving delicious home-made cake, and tea and coffee. If you have not yet got your free booklet listing all the 2019 National Garden Scheme ‘Gardens to Visit’ then you can find one at your local library, garden centre or tourist information centre. Alternatively you can find out about gardens open throughout 2019 by accessing our website: ngs.org.uk and searching for Norfolk gardens.
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