Thursday, 23 August 2012

Raveningham Gardens Norfolk Open August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday

Raveningham Gardens, near Hales, is open Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday, 26 and 27 August, 2pm to 5pm. 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; tea and cake on sale.

Raveningham Gardens is also open on Thursday 30 August, 11am to 4pm. 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,

The Taste of Autumn, Raveningham Gardens’ special EDP Adnams Norfolk Food & Drink Festival event is on Sunday 7 October from 11am to 5pm. Entry is £10 a car.

The Taste of Autumn, with the walled vegetable garden, glasshouses and orchard at its heart, is a celebration of the autumnal fruits of the garden, hedgerow and woodland. Local producers will show food, oils and drink and explain its culinary and medicinal purposes. There will be talks and guided tours on subjects such as fungi, herbs and vegetables.