Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Raveningham Gardens End of Season Vegetable Day, Norfolk Broads

Raveningham Gardens in the Norfolk Broads is staging an End of Season Vegetable Day on Sunday 5 October, from 11am to 4pm, part of the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival.

The Bacon family will be leading tours of the 18th century walled kitchen garden at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Discover Raveningham’s vegetable gardening secrets, hear about the history of the garden and buy garden produce. Entry is adults £4, concessions £3.50 and children under 16 free.

Raveningham Walled Garden Produce Stall
Some 35 different types of vegetable are grown in the walled garden throughout the year. Pride of place in the garden goes to the 200-year old Queen Charlotte apple tree. There is also a working Victorian melon pit, along with a Herb Garden and Thyme Garden created by Susan Bacon. Grapes, peaches, figs and plants are grown in the glasshouses.

Raveningham Walled Garden - pears

Visitors will be welcome to explore the walled garden, Victorian glasshouses, arboretum and herb garden at their leisure and enjoy contemporary sculpture throughout the gardens, as well as walk round the lake created to mark the Millennium. Raveningham’s 14th century church will be open. Tea and cake will also be on sale.

The gardens (NR14 6NS) are 10 miles south east of Norwich, signposted off the A146 at Hales, then B1136, tel. 01508 548480, www.raveningham.com.