Daffodils, Tulips, Peonies and Fritillaries all signal that spring has arrived and here is a selection of the gardens in Norfolk opening their gates to share their wonderful spring flower displays.
On Sunday April 2nd Richard Hobbs at 16 Wittton Lane in Little Plumstead NR13 5DL gets the month off to a great start with his tiny cornucopia of a plot packed with rare bulbs and many other unusual spring flowering plants collected from round the world.
East Ruston Old Vicarage, NR12 9HN has a special open day for the NGS on Saturday 22nd April and this renowned garden always has lots of delights and surprises in its 32 acres of adventurous ideas and stunning plant combinations.
On Sunday 23rd April The Old House at Ranworth NR13 6HS opens for the first time for the NGS and has a lovely setting by Ranworth Inner Broad. There are attractive linked and walled gardens, an arboretum and of course spectacular views of the broad!
Lake House at Brundall, NR13 5LU and Plovers Hill, Strumpshaw, NR13 4NL are opening together on the 30th April and 1st May which is a Bank Holiday weekend.
Plenty to see from the water gardens at Lake House to the formal borders and modern sculptures at Plovers Hill.
All the gardens highlighted will have home made teas and several have plants for sale.
To view the full details of gardens open for the National Garden Scheme visit their website, www.ngs.org.uk, download their app or buy the Norfolk Gardens to Visit booklet at your local library, tourist information centre and all good garden centres and nurseries.
- 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. Further donations are also made.
- Registered Charity 1112664