LAKE HOUSE brundall

Janet Muter is the owner of Lake House at Brundall in Norfolk and for many years has opened her gardens for the National Gardens Scheme. Janet has just published a book which describes how she and her husband recovered these once renowned Norfolk gardens as an active retirement project! 

Janet takes up the story “on a chilly March afternoon in 1994, I first saw, quite by accident, the overgrown remains of what had once been the famous Brundall gardens. By the next summer my husband and I had bought and later acquired  three acres of the garden with its beautiful forest trees and water features. I was not young and planned to plant mainly small native trees,shrubs and bulbs,so keeping the area the wildlife haven that it had become.

Beneath the trees I grew easily maintained perennials, such as Japanese anemones hardy geraniums and hellebores. I uncovered rockeries and boggy areas creating further interest and added a waterfall and a fountain.  For twenty five years we have opened the garden for the National Garden Scheme sharing it with thousands of visitors. The Rescue of a Garden tells how we did it.”

The book is now available from Amazon and Jarrolds in Norwich at £24.99 and you can also purchase direct from Janet at the Lake House open days on the 3rd and 4th May. £5 will be donated to the NGS charities from each copy sold.

Sun 3, Mon 4 May 2015

LAKE HOUSE, Brundall NR13 5LU. 

Open (11-5). Adm £4, chd free. Combined adm with Plovers Hill £6

Home-made teas at Plovers Hill, Strumpshaw..  

In the centre of Brundall Gardens, a series of ponds descends through a wooded valley to the shore of a lake. Steep paths wind through a variety of shrubs and flowers in season, which attract many kinds of rare birds, dragonflies and mammals. This is an historic water garden.


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