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 2022.
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. 2022 could be something of a ‘bumper’ year as with so many of us spending hours in the garden over the past couple of years they may never be so well kept again. Do reach for your sun hat and go and explore some of the best hidden gardens on the Norfolk Coast.
Ringstead Open Gardens Sunday May 29th 2022 11am-5pm Flower Festival, Teas, Coffee and Cakes, a delicious lunch and a gentle wander round some great gardens.
Sedgeford Open Gardens Sunday 29th May 2022 12.00noon to 5.00pm. Now in its 40th year, Sedgeford continues this annual event with village gardens all with varying features open for viewing by garden and plant lovers.
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.
Stanhoe Open Gardens Saturday 18th June 2022 2.00pm to 5.30pm. 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.
Holme-Next-Sea Sunday 3rd July 2022. 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.
Thornham Open Gardens TBC 2022. 11am-5pm Map and guide from the as well as refreshments available in the Village hall and Church.
Old Hunstanton TBC 2022 10am-4pm.
Flower Festival at St. Mary’s Church. A Scarecrow Trail will also feature, and stalls at the village hall.
Lunches available but please contact to pre-book. Tea, coffee and refreshments are also available.