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Besthorpe, Attleborough,
Norfolk, NR17 2LJ



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2018-01-03 00:43:59

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Guests welcome any time by prior arrangement.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Pre-booking by telephone/email essential.

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

April - July.

To see:

Magnolias, Wisteria, Iris & herbaceous borders.

Admission Prices

£5 donation to Besthorpe Church.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: No
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Decorative lead work by Brian Turner.

Garden Features & Events

Lots of interesting trees including Wellingtonia and a Hankerchief tree, herbaceous borders, wildflower meadows and a medieval tilting ground. Magnolias, Wisteria and Iris.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Mulberry Tree, Attleborough.


The Gamekeeper, Old Buckenham
Peter Beales Roses, Attleborough
Mulberry Tree, Attleborough

Inns & Pubs:

Mulberry Tree, Attleborough

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

All Saints Church, Besthorpe Peter Beales Roses, Attleborough St. Mary's Church, Attleborough

Description of Garden

Besthorpe Hall has a lovely old formal garden within Tudor enclosures and features a good collection of magnolias, wisteria and a wide variety of herbaceous plants and shrubs. The wall plants and climbers are especially interesting to keen horticulturalists. There is also some good topiary and extensive herbaceous borders.
Wildflower conservation meadows have recently been reintroduced to the surrounding area.

History Of Garden

There have been formal gardens here since the 17th century and the fine brickwork and archways are original. This is an historic garden.

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