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Gardens in East Anglia


Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall.

Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

tel: 01376 563796


In February swathes of snowdrops blanket the moat, and in May bluebells and rhododendrons provide spectacular contrasts of colour and shape.

Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ

tel: 01787 460261

Helmingham Hall Gardens

Grade 1 listed gardens, redesigned by Lady Tollemache (a Chelsea Gold Medallist) set in a 400 acre deer park surrounding a moated Tudor Hall.

Helmingham Events Office, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF

tel: 01473 890799

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Holkham Walled Garden

The impressive 6 acre, 18th Century walled garden is being restored and the Victorian glasshouses have been renovated with the help of English Heritage.

Holkham Hall, Holkham Estate, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB

tel: 01328 710227

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Norfolk Garden Trail

The Magnificent Seven... Norfolk Gardens. The Norfolk Garden Trail is a self-guided trail around some of the most beautiful gardens of West Norfolk, starting at Congham Hall’s own exquisite herb garden.

Congham Hall, Grimston, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1AH

tel: 01485 600250

Butterfly World Project

Butterfly World Educational, environmental and really great fun - Butterflies and so much more!

Miriam Lane, Off Noke Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NY

tel: 01727 869203

Middleton Gardens

Middleton Gardens in Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth, is a quiet place to bide a while. Just around the corner from the main High Street and a popular break-time resting spot for local college students.

Middleton Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 7AE

tel: 01493 856100

Visit the tranquil Heritage Gardens

The Heritage Gardens are formed by a number of open spaces along the promenade of Hunstanton, located at Cliff Parade.

The Green, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6BQ

tel: 01553 616326

Town Wall Gardens

Surround yourself with Great Yarmouth's heritage by relaxing in the gardens around the southern remains of the Medieval town wall.

Alma Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BU

tel: 01493 856100

Benington Lordship Gardens

HHistoric garden on a spectacular site. Well planted with unusual and interesting plants. Outstanding herbaceous borders, rose garden, kitchen garden.

Benington Lordship, Benington, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS

tel: 01438 869668

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St Paul's Walden Bury Garden was laid out between 1720 and 1730, at the same time as the house was built, and the same family has lived here since then.

St Pauls Walden Bury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 8BP

tel: 01438 871218

Hitchin Lavender at Cadwell Farm

Visit the lavender fields in Hitchin. Walk the rows and pick a bunch of lavender or relax in the fields and magnificent barn.

Cadwell Farm, Ickleford, hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 3UA

tel: 01462 434320

Wrest Park

One of the most beautiful gardens in England inspired by the great gardens of Versailles in France.

Wrest Park, Silsoe, Nr Luton, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HS

tel: 01223 582700

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Priory Gardens

Priory Gardens, a quiet oasis of peace, tranquillity and beauty it was left to the town by the Hill family. The house was demolished with the exception of one small building, their legacy was this peaceful park in the centre of Gorleston.

Church Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6NH

tel: 01493 856100


Ashridge gardens cover 77 hectares (190 acres) and were originally designed by Humphry Repton in the early 19th century.

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS

tel: 01442 841476

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Docwra's Manor Garden

Walled gardens round an 18thC redbrick house approached by 18thC wrought iron gates. There are barns, a 20thC folly and unusual plants.

2 Meldreth Road, Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, SG8 6PS

tel: 01763 261557

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Gorleston-on-Sea Cliffs

The Gorleston Cliffs offer stunning panoramic views over the bay and are a hive of activity for a range of sporting pursuits, with a trim trail, pitch & putt, tennis court and bowling greens interspersed with a number of resting places.

Marine Parade, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6EX

tel: 01493 856100

The Luton Hoo Walled Garden

The Luton Hoo Walled Garden was designed by Capability Brown in the 18th Century.

Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ

tel: 01582 879089