The National Garden Scheme

Published: Friday 27th Jun 2014

Written by: Laura Foster

Heading to Norfolk this weekend then why not visit one of the beautiful gardens open under The National Garden Scheme.

Since its foundation, the National Garden Scheme has donated over £42.5 million to nominated beneficiaries, of which nearly £23 million has been donated within the last ten years. The fantastic charities supported are Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices, Carers Trust, The QNI, Perennial and Parkinson’s UK.

There are six gardens open this weekend in Norfolk. Three in Norwich, one in Swannington, one in Wells-Next-The-Sea and the garden featured below which is open for the very first time, located in Brinton. 

Open Sunday 29th June 2014 (11am – 4pm)Brinton GrangeStody RoadBrintonNR24 2QHEntry is £5 and refreshments will be available

The garden around the house has been created over the past 12 years. It was initially planted by Gardenplan, more recently the owners have supervised the planting and care of the garden. It has several specimen trees, roses, a formal parterre with box hedging, lawns with mixed borders giving plenty of all year interest. There is a wooded area with a short walk.The orchard was acquired and the walled garden built and created in 2010. The meadows, once grazed by horses, are now allowed to flower and have mown paths through to allow easy access to view the varied collection of flowers and grasses.

Laura Foster
Laura Foster


Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.


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