Explore hidden and beautiful gardens and homes on the Norfolk coast at Thornham, Ringstead. Old Hunstanton, Holme-next-Sea, Sedgeford, Stanhoe and other villages on weekends in May, June, July & August 2023.
This is the quintessential English village experience. On certain weekends in June, July and August villages around the coast persuade their residents to open their gardens for all to see. This is often accompanied by anything from a flower festival in the village hall to a pop-up cream tea room, summer lunch amd even the occasional bouncy castle. Most villages supply a map and then you set off on a sort of treasure hunt of who has the most beautiful homes and gardens around. There is a usually a nominal £5 per person admission fee to all gardens which goes to charity
Whether you are a keen gardener, nosey neighbour or someone who likes to see places that you would never normally be able to get beyond the front gate then this can be a fun way to spend a few hours on a weekend. Do reach for your sun hat and go and explore some of the best hidden gardens on the Norfolk Coast.
Sedgeford Open Gardens 28th May 2023 Now in its 40th year. There will be 10 Gardens open from 12 noon until 5pm. The Church where we will be serving mid-morning coffee and snacks from 11am until 12 noon.
Delicious lunches will be served from 12 noon until 2 pm and teas from 2.30 – 5.00 pm. “Panama” a musical trio will be entertaining us in the church from 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm.
Old Hunstanton Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2023 10.00am to 4.00pm
Beautiful coastal village with up to 14 gardens open over the weekend, . 12th century village with everything from grand to cottage gardens, not forgetting the community allotments. Lunches available, along with tea, coffee and refreshments. There will be stalls at St Mary Church as well as a flower festival. Stalls also at Old Hunstanton village hall and a return of the Scarecrow trail. £5 admission.
Stanhoe Open Gardens 17th June 2023 Private gardens will be open in this attractive north-west Norfolk Village, famed for its duck pond. Gardens available to visit include Barwick House, The Grange and Stanhoe Hall. Additional attractions include tombola, raffle, cakes, books, plants and vintage. Cream teas served at Isabel Lodge and Pimm’s on sale in the Village Hall.
Ringstead Open Gardens 18th June 2023 11am -5pm Flower Festival, Teas, Coffee and Cakes, a delicious lunch and a gentle wander round some great gardens.
Visitors often start their trip with a home made lunch at the church where there will be a flower display together with craft and produce stalls, and a quiz, all accompanied by the live music of ‘Panama’ playing. Alternatively one can first view the gardens with model boats on the lake, model railway, art and books for sale, and ice creams, and then tea at the church.
Holme-Next-Sea Open Gardens Sunday 2nd July. Refreshments will be served from 11am until 4pm in the Village Hall and the ever-popular plant stall will be open at Berkeley House. A number of the gardens will feature stalls including books, tombola and homemade chutney and jams.
Village Fete Saturday 12th August Traditional fete games and live music with the Hunstanton Concert Band. Lots of fun for all ages with coconut shy, bean bag challenge and splat a rat. 2pm. Free entry.
Thornham Village No Open Gardens since 2020 Village Fete on Saturday 5th August 2-4pm.
Titchwell Field Fayre TBC