Thursday, 15 January 2015

Raveningham Gardens, Norfolk Broads, Snowdrop Season February 2 to February 27, 2015

Snowdrops at Raveningham Gardens South Norfolk
Raveningham Gardens opens for the snowdrop season from Monday, February 2 to Friday, February 27 (closed Saturdays). See drifts of snowdrops in the main garden, from 11am to 4pm (dusk if earlier). Proceeds from the Sunday openings (February 8, 15 and 22) go to Priscilla Bacon Lodge, a centre for specialist palliative care services in Norwich.

Admission is adult £5, concessions £4.50 and children under 16 free. Soup and a roll will be available in the tearoom.

Raveningham Hall is the home of Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon. It was Sir Nicholas’ mother, Priscilla Bacon, who added snowdrops to the garden.

Raveningham - the Bacon Garden. Photograph Anne Green Armitage  
The 18th century Walled Kitchen Garden with its large glasshouses will be open and visitors will also be able to enjoy views across the new lake established at the turn of the Millennium and the contemporary sculpture in the gardens.

Raveningham Gardens (NR14 6NS) is 10 miles south east of Norwich, signposted off the A146 at Hales, then B1136, t. 01508 548480, www.raveningham.com.