Open Gardens

Nothing beats the NGS yellow book for good garden visiting but I have just found this informative website‎ which is a national directory of group garden openings.

Castle Acre Gardens open

Several gardens in Castle Acre including Tudor Lodgings are opening on Sunday 13th July 2014. People will be able to visit the historic sites, enjoy a rare opportunity to visit a variety of gardens and eat glorious home-made teas.


Swan upmanship

Birds come and go; buzzards, ducks, herons, and kingfishers, to name but a few. This morning it was a surprise to find this guy:

NGS 2014

This sunny morning I went to the launch of The National Gardens Scheme's ( booklet for Norfolk Gardens open in 2014. Last year the Norfolk Branch raised a record £85,000 for the following charities: Macmillan Cancer support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help The Hospices, Carers Trust, Queen's Nursing Institute and Parkinson's Uk.
It is not only such fun to visit these varied and charming gardens, and an interesting way to explore the county, but also a very good way to support such a brilliant charity.

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