- Our suggested itinerary could include:
- Visit to Furzelea (NGS)
- Visit to Green Island Gardens
- Visit to Bays Farm (NGS)
- Visit to Moat House (NGS)
- Visit to Henstead Exotic Garden (NGS)
- Visit to Woodwards (NGS)
- Visit to Helmingham Hall Gardens
- Visit to Polstead Mill (NGS)
- Group Organiser benefits
- No single room supplements (selected tours only)
To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.
Day 1 - Furzelea (NGS) is a country garden planted for scent and colour within 2/3 of an acre. Admire the sumptuous mixed borders overflowing with bulbs, perennial plants and old fashioned roses. There are archways clad in climbers, roses and clematis while chamomile steps lead to a lily pond, the black and white garden and a courtyard with tropical and tender plants. Green Island Gardens are private gardens which have been professionally designed by its owner Fiona Edmond. This 20 acre site is laid out as a series of structured gardens displaying a huge range of unusual trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs, described by many as a ‘plantsman’s paradise'. is set in 4 acres of formal garden and grassland and is home to a wealth of wildlife and is a delight to wander around and enjoy.
Day 2 - Moat House (NGS) has100 palms, 200 bamboos and banana plants, all grown in the ground and un-fleeced over winter. In addition it has 3 ponds, 2 streams, 60 tons of rock, a Thai style pavilion on stilts and a gingerbread style summerhouse. The garden has recently expanded to include a composting toilet with stained glass windows and ancient old woodland which leads to a ruined Victorian walled garden.
Day 3 - Woodwards (NGS) is an award winning south facing, gently sloping garden of 1.5 acres, overlooking the rolling Suffolk countryside. Designed and maintained for year round interest and colour, there are many island beds, well stocked with more than 25,000 bulbs, shrubs and perennials, a vegetable garden and numerous hanging baskets for spring and summer. There are well manicured lawns and large mature trees. An unusual exhibition of photographic images bonded on to natural surfaces is an artistic combination that marries this beautiful setting with innovative sculptural forms. Helmingham Hall Gardens with its beautiful park home to a herd of red deer has a spectacular moated hall as well as their famous gardens. A classic parterre flanked by hybrid musk roses lies before a stunning walled kitchen garden with exquisite herbaceous borders and beds of vegetables, interspersed by tunnels of sweat peas, runner beans and gourds. There is also a herb and knot garden along with a rose garden of unsurpassable beauty. Polstead Mill (NGS) has formal and informal areas, a wild flower meadow and a large kitchen garden. The river Box trickles through the garden where there is a mill pond, which gives opportunity for damp gardening, while much of the rest of the garden is arid and is planted to minimise the need for watering.
With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.