Friday, 20 August 2010

Raveningham Gardens – Meet ‘Queen Charlotte’


Raveningham Gardens are open on Sunday, August 29 and Bank Holiday Monday, August 30 from 2pm to 5pm.

This is the perfect time of year to explore the 18th century walled kitchen garden. Some 35 different types of vegetable are grown there; these include heirloom varieties such as mayflower cauliflower and blue solaise leek. The orchard is also coming into its own; pride of place goes to the 300 year-old Queen Charlotte apple tree.
(pictured).

In addition enjoy the contemporary sculpture throughout the gardens, Victorian glasshouses, arboretum, herb garden, 14th century church and views across the new lake established at the turn of the Millennium.

Admission is adults £4, concessions £3.50 and children under 16 free. Teas are served on Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday.

Raveningham Gardens (NR14 6NS) is 10 miles south east of Norwich, signposted off the A146 at Hales, then B1136, tel. 01508 548152, http://www.raveningham.com/.