Great British Garden Party
61 Trafford Way Norwich

Norfolk National Garden Scheme August 2021 and the Great British Garden Party

Mary Berry, President of the National Garden Scheme and the Nation’s undisputed Queen of Cakes is launching the 2021 Great British Garden Party, a major event to celebrate the importance of everyone’s gardens and to raise vital funds for some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities supported by the National Garden Scheme.

Speaking about this exciting initiative Mary said: “As President of the wonderful National Garden Scheme, I am delighted to invite you to join me in hosting a Great British Garden Party this year. “We’re inviting everyone, it doesn’t matter whether your garden is large or small, tidy or untidy – it’s a place for enjoyment.  This celebratory event gives us all an opportunity to share our gardens whilst raising funds for vital nursing and health charities.  Your garden party could be afternoon tea and cakes, prosecco by candlelight, a coffee morning and book swap or even a plant and produce sale by the front gates – the choice is yours and everyone can get involved.”

Great British Garden Party
61 Trafford Way Norwich

George Plumptre, Chief Executive of the National Garden Scheme added: “Gardens and outdoor spaces have never been more important to everyone.  They provide us with the perfect place to meet friends and family, to socialise and relax so celebrating them seems entirely natural. Combining these celebrations with fundraising for the amazing nursing and health charities that the National Garden Scheme supports and which have made a formidable – but largely unsung – contribution through the pandemic creates a wonderful reason to hold a Great British Garden Party.”

The official Great British Garden Party dates are Saturday 4th – Sunday 12th September, but you can choose any day across the summer that is best for you.  Joining the Great British Garden Party couldn’t be simpler.  Sign up on the National Garden Scheme website, invite your guests and the National Garden Scheme event team will support you on your way. Together we can help support our nurses and celebrate the joy our gardens give us.

Great British Garden Party
Swafield Hall

Norfolk National Garden Scheme presents 10 gardens opening in August for your enjoyment.  Two of the gardens, at 61 Trafford Way Norwich and Swafield Hall, Nr North Walsham are opening for the first time for our scheme.    There is also a unique opportunity to see the wonderful, and usually private, garden at Sheringham Hall.  Designed by Repton, and kitchen garden recreated by Arabella Lennox-Boyd there is much to see and enjoy. Pre-booking is essential for this garden.

Swafield Hall
Swafield Hall

Pre-booked tickets can be purchased through online booking for all gardens listed, and is currently open, and at some gardens, apart from Sheringham Hall, it will also be possible to turn up and pay at the gate. Refreshments will be available at the majority of gardens, and entry for children is free.

Gardens opening in August are:

Sun 1st August 10-5pm 33 Waldemar Avenue, Norwich
Sun 1st August 10-5pm 61 Trafford Way, Norwich
Sun 1st August 11 – 5pm Minns Farm Barns, Castle Acre, King’s Lynn
Sun 1st August 11-5pm Tudor Lodgings, Castle Acre, King’s Lynn
Sun 1st August 11-5pm North Lodge, Norwich
Sun 1st August 11-4.30pm The Long Barn, Newton Flotman, Norwich
Thu 5th August 2-5pm Sheringham Hall, Upper Sheringham, Sheringham
Sat/Sun 7th/8th August 10-5pm Swafield Hall, Swafield, North Walsham
Sun 8th August 10 – 4pm Swafield Hall, Swafield, North Walsham
Sun 8th August 1 – 5pm Severals Grange, Wood Norton

Before planning a garden trip, all visitors should check our website for garden visiting details, such as accessibility, whether dogs are permitted and if refreshments and plants sales will be available.