The weather forecast looks like warm weather will be heading to Norfolk this Bank Holiday weekend. It will be the perfect time to visit any of these Norfolk gardens when staying at our holiday villas in Norfolk.
Felbrigg Hall and Gardens, Norwich
The 17th century Felbrigg Hall has a delightful walled garden, with fruit and vegetables that are produced for the restaurant at the hall. There are fruit trees and herb gardens and the smell alone is unmissable. The flower beds have roses, dahlias and more, blooming well in the late spring. The ornamental pond is surrounded by lavender and the garden is abuzz with the bees from hives in the apple orchard. You can also take a walk in the surrounding park through ancient trees and along the lake.
Oxburgh Hall garden, Swaffham
Surrounding a Tudor manor house built in 1482, the gardens at Oxburgh Hall have expansive lawns fringed with fine trees. The summer bedding for the Victorian parterre blooms with ageratums and marigolds, and the Victorian kitchen garden has plums, apples, roses, medlars, and clematis. There is also a herb and vegetable garden providing produce for the restaurant.
Sheringham Park, Sheringham
Designed by Humphry Repton in 1812 the gardens are one of his outstanding achievements. The large woodland garden is particularly famous for its spectacular display of rhododendrons and azaleas, with May and June being the best time to see them. On walks through the park you will be rewarded with stunning views of the north Norfolk coast and countryside, and there are paths taking you to the cliffs near the beach at Sheringham.
Holkham Walled Garden, Wells-next-the-Sea
As you go through the ornate Venetian gates, relax and enjoy the Walled Garden’s enchanting and tranquil atmosphere. There are stunning displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables providing you with a range of colours and scents. Support from the Heritage Lottery Fund has helped Holkam develop the 18th century garden and conserve it for future generations to enjoy.
Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham
Voted Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction in 2014 and 2015 by the EDP Tourism Awards, Pensthorpe Natural Park is set in the heart of Wensum Valley and has something for everyone who loves nature, wildlife and the great outdoors. There are four nature-inspired gardens, one of the county’s largest wildflower meadows and beautiful lakeside surroundings. There are colourful displays all year round.
Photo by: Chris Wood