Raveningham Gardens, near Hales in South Norfolk, are opening on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6, 2pm to 5pm. There is a good display of tulips, osmanthus and early scented spring shrubs, along with scented roses in the conservatory. The wild flower meadows are also starting to come into life with cowslips and fritillaries
Explore the 18th century walled kitchen garden, Victorian glasshouses, arboretum and herb garden, enjoy the contemporary sculpture throughout the gardens, and visit Raveningham’s 14th century church; tea and cakes on sale on May 5 and 6.
Raveningham Gardens are also open for spring flowers week, Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17, daily 11am to 4pm, during the Broads Outdoors Festival.
Raveningham Gardens, Raveningham, NR14 6NS is open all Thursdays, 11am to 4pm, to the end of August. Entry is adult £4, concessions £3.50 and children under 16 free. Tel. 01508 548152, e. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.raveningham.com.