Monday, 23 July 2012

Raveningham Gardens Norfolk Special Agapanthus Weeks – July 30 to August 10

Raveningham Gardens, in south Norfolk, are famous for the large selection of agapanthus cultivars on display. There are special agapanthus weeks this year from Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3 and Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10, open 11am to 4pm (closed Saturdays and Sundays).

See white, blue and dark purple flowers with different sizes and contrasting colours included striped blue and white. The agapanthus varieties are one of Priscilla Bacon’s legacies in the garden; she was a keen agapanthus breeder.

Also enjoy the herbaceous borders, 18th century walled kitchen garden, Victorian glasshouses, orchard, arboretum, herb garden, contemporary sculptures, 14th century church and views across the new lake established at the turn of the Millennium.

Raveningham Gardens are also open all Thursdays, 11am to 4pm, until the end of August. Admission is adults £4, concessions £3.50 and children under 16 free. The gardens (NR14 6NS) are 10 miles south east of Norwich, signposted off the A146 at Hales, then B1136, tel. 01508 548152, email, .