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27th Mar - 29th Oct; Wed - Sun & BHs; 2.00pm - 5.30pm
Guided tours by Alan Gray on first Thurs of each month, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July, 4th August and 1st September.
Alan Gray also gives guided tours to private groups with a minimum of 15 people.
21st Apr, 6th Oct
Adult £7; Season £21 pp; Private visits £14pp
Guided Tours cost £40 per person, includes lunch. Limited places - tickets in advance.
Winter Walk 1st and 3rd March, RHS members £36 per person, non members £40. Limited places tickets in advance.
Summer Party. RHS members £19, non members £22. Tickets in advance.
Exotic gardens, Mediterranean garden, Sunken garden, Desert wash, Autumn borders, Kitchen garden and cornfield. RHS Events: 11th & 13th Mar - Winter Walk; £30 RHS members (£35 non-members); 15th July - Summer Party; 6pm; £16 RHS members (£18 non-members)
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The Old Forge, East Ruston
Wayford Bridge Hotel, Stalham
Kingfisher Hotel, Stalham
Beechwood Hotel, North Walsham
The Butcher's Arms, East Ruston
Fur & Feather Inn, Woodbastwick
Nelson Head, Horsey
Fisherman's Return, Winterton-on-Sea
A remarkable 18 acre exotic garden which is a feast of formal design, decorative exuberance and brilliant planting. It is scarcely twelve years old and continually enhanced with new projects. Although it is quite close to the sea, it is well protected from the full blast of the wind by demi-windbreaks, making it possible to grow remarkably tender plants. Clustering about the Arts & Crafts vicarage, walled and hedged compartments vary strongly in mood - from cool formality to explosions of colour and form. Much of this is inward-looking, but occasionally exhilarating vistas borrow distant church towers or the lighthouse as eye-catchers. Sculptures, lavishly planted pots and finely detailed walls and gates also play their decorative part.
Designed by Alan Gray and Graham Robeson, the owners, from a site which originally comprised tussocky grass up to 4ft tall. In 1988 there were no trees surrounding the garden so most of the shelter belts were planted the following year. They are an important and fundamental feature allowing gardening in this exotic style. The process of development continues.