It’s the height of Summer and Norfolk NGS are celebrating by featuring fifteen gardens full of peak season colour and interest. Here are just a few highlights:
Tyger Barn near Beccles on the 8th July opens for the first time with extensive borders, cottage garden and even colonies of bee orchids! The owners started work in 2007 so it’s a good demonstration of what can be achieved in 10 years.
On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July Black Horse Cottage in Hickling has two acres of spacious borders and island beds around a thatched house. Lots of interesting planting ideas on show.
Suil Na Mara at Bacton makes a welcome return after the owner’s ill health last year and opens for the weekend of the 21stand 22nd July.This is an exotic garden with over 250 plant varieties in an unusual but really effective layout. Lots of great ideas for you to take away.
There is the chance to visit two gardens close to each other on the 29th July starting with Dale Farm in Dereham where you can indulge in two acres of waterside gardens packed with variety and colour. Children can play with the remote controlled boats on the pond and who can resist fresh baked sausage rolls and cheese scones for a morning snack.
[/caption]Just ten minutes drive away is Holme Hale Hall near Bradenham opening after 12o’clock with a terrific walled garden, greenhouse and lots of revitalised border planting by renowned garden designer Arne Maynard.
All the gardens will be serving the renowned NGS homemade teas and many will have plants for sale.
Since its foundation in 1927, The National Garden Scheme has donated over £50 million to its beneficiaries
Charities supported by the National Garden Scheme include the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and MS Society.
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