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Colby Corner, Banningham,
Norfolk, NR11 7EB

01263 734574

01263 734574

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2018-01-26 05:27:19

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open For NGS: by appointment only

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Apr - May June, July, August

To see:

Spring Flowers Herbaceous Borders, exotic planting

Admission Prices

Adult £5; Children free 75% of admission to The National Gardens Scheme and 25% to Arthritis Research Campaign.

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

The garden created by Judith Clarke is being re-worked after her death in April 2008. The work will take about 2 years to produce a low maintenance garden. Visitors are invited to see the work in progress and to purchase plants.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Beechwood, North Walsham


Saracens Head

Inns & Pubs:

Crown, Banningham

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Aylsham North Walsham North Norfolk Coast

Description of Garden

This garden created by Judith Clarke since the year 2000 is on a scale that everyday gardeners can relate to as it was created by her and her husband in a relatively short space of time. The garden is divided into different themed areas from dry gravel, to dry shade, to traditional herbaceous, to shrub sweeps, to exotic. The propagation of plants using polytunnel means that everything in the garden has actually been grown there on site. There is also a Betula Utilis and Corylus Avalana copse underplanted with Narcissus, Fritillaria, Anemones and Endyminions which were planted in 2000.

History Of Garden

Originally three farmworkers cottages on the low bank of the flood plain of a tributary of the River Bure. Although owned by the family since 1970, serious gardening did not really begin until, with early retirement in 1999 and 2001, they decided to concentrate on creating a beautiful garden along with a business selling plants cultivated there.

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