Late Summer Colour In Norfolk
The last days of Summer welcomes eight very different and contrasting gardens opening for The NGS in Norfolk. They cover the full garden spectrum with formal topiary, burgeoning flower borders, arboretum through to the wildly exotic and even vertical gardens!
Sunday September 2nd
HUNWORTH HALL GARDEN, Melton Constable NR24 2EQ opens for the first time and has a truly fine display of topiary set in a hectare of formal walled gardens. There are reflective canals and fine pavilions to admire which all reflect the style and period of the house. All set in the peace and tranquility of the Upper Glaven Valley---bliss!
FELBRIGG HALL, Fellbrigg NR11 8PR. A well known National Trust restored walled garden with everything from flower displays to fruit and vegetable demonstration borders. Don’t miss the National collection of Autumn crocus.
Sunday 9th September
At BRADENHAM HALL Bradenham, IP25 7QP the well established arboretum of over 800 tree species will be starting to show Autumn colours and berries. This is the place to research trees for your own garden and to see what they will look like full size!
Sunday 16th September
HIGH HOUSE GARDENS Shipdham, IP25 7PU. Here you can admire late Summer borders still showing lots of colour and interest. Sue Nickerson,the owner, has an excellent range of plants for sale from the garden and expert advice! Also open on Wednesday 19th September.
THE URBAN JUNGLE GARDENS Old Costessey NR8 5BG is a well known nursery for exotic and unusual plants and features many of these in the attached gardens. New for 2012 is a prairie style area featuring grasses and late flowering perennials. Children will marvel at the enormous Koi carp in the greenhouse ponds!!
Wednesday 19th September
LEXHAM HALL, nr Litcham PE32 2QJ offers some lovely parkland, woodland and riverside walks in peaceful surroundings. There is a superb example of a crinkle crankle walled garden complete with a fascinating range of plants to peruse.
Saturday 6th October
EAST RUSTON OLD VICARAGE, East Ruston NR12 9HN One of the finest gardens in the UK has some fabulous Autumn displays with Hydrangeas a particular feature.
Saturday 13th October
BLICKLING HALL, Aylsham NR11 6NF Rounds off the season with the new wilderness area a valuable addition to this renowned garden which first opened for the NGS in 1927.