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National Gardens Scheme - Gardens open in Suffolk

National Gardens Scheme


The National Garden Scheme (NGS) raises money for charity by encouraging people to open their gardens to the public on specific dates throughout the year. In 2016, they raised over £68,500 which is the most raised so far. There are a wide variety of participants and gardens to view, most hosts offer refreshments and many gardens are free for children to enter. Below is the information on all the Gardens open in Suffolk this year - enjoy! If you love exploring the Suffolk countryside on foot, see our guide to Walking in Suffolk or visit our Birdwatching page to learn more about local wildlife.

GARDENS OPEN IN SUFFOLK IN 2017

FEBRUARY 12TH - SUNDAY
Gable House, Halesworth Road, Redisham - Garden open 11am - 4pm
Admission £4 children free - Light refreshments and homemade teas

FEBRUARY 19TH - SUNDAY
Blakenham Woodland Garden, Little Blakenham IP8 4LZ - Garden open 10am - 5pm
Admission £4 children £2.50 - Homemade teas



MARCH 26TH - SUNDAY
Woodwards, Blacksmiths Lane, Coddenham IP6 9TX - Garden open from 10.30am - 5pm
Admission £2.50 children free - Homemade teas

APRIL 2ND - SUNDAY
Great Thurlow Hall, Great Thurlow, Haverhill - Garden open 2pm - 5pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas

The Laburnums, St. James South Elmham IP19 0HN - Garden open 11am - 5pm
Admission £4.50 children free - Light refreshments

APRIL 9TH - SUNDAY
2 High View, Derrick Hill, Willisham IP8 4SG - Gardens open for NGS 10am - 4pm
Admission £3.50 children free - Homemade teas

The Place for Plants, East Bergholt Place, East Bergholt CO7 6UP - Garden open 2pm - 5pm
Admission £6 children free - Homemade teas

APRIL 22ND - SATURDAY
Helyg, Thetford Road, Coney Weston IP31 1DN - Garden open 1pm - 5pm
Admission £3.50 children free - Homemade Teas

APRIL 23RD - SUNDAY
Columbine Hall, Gipping Road, Stowupland IP14 4AT - Garden open 2pm - 6pm
Admission £5 children free - Homemade teas

National Gardens Scheme - Gardens open in Suffolk



APRIL 30TH - SUNDAY
Blakenham Woodland Garden, Little Blakenham IP8 4LZ - 10am - 5.30pm -
Admission £4 children £2.50 - Homemade teas

MAY 6TH - SATURDAY
The Old Rectory, Hall Lane, Brinkley CB8 0SB - Garden open 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Admission £3.50 children free - Homemade teas

MAY 7TH - SUNDAY
The Old Rectory, Hall Lane, Brinkley CB8 0SB - Garden open 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Admission £3.50 children free - Homemade teas

The Place for Plants, East Bergholt Place, East Bergholt CO7 6UP - Garden open 2pm - 5.00pm
Admission £6 children free - Homemade teas

Woodwards, Blacksmiths Lane, Coddenham IP6 9TX - Garden open from 10.30am - 5pm
Admission £2.50 children free - Homemade teas

MAY 13TH - SATURDAY
Holm House, Garden House Lane, Drinkstone IP30 9FJ - Garden open 10am - 5pm
Admission £5 children free - Light refreshments



MAY 14TH - SUNDAY
Bays Farm, Forward Green, Earl Stonham IP14 5HU - Garden open from 2pm - 5.30pm
Admission £3.50 children free - Homemade teas

Street Farm, North Street, Freckenham IP28 8HY - Garden open from 11am - 5pm. - Admission £4 children free- Homemade teas



MAY 21ST - SUNDAY
Bay Tree House, The Green, Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds IP30 9JP - Garden open from 11am. - 5pm
Admission £4.50 children free - Homemade teas

Fullers Mill, West Stow IP28 6HD - Garden open 2pm - 5pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas

The Priory, Stoke-by-Nayland CO6 4RL- Garden open from 2pm - 5pm
Admission £5 children free - Homemade teas

Rosedale, Colchester Road, Bures CO8 5AE - Garden open from 12.00. - 5pm Admission £3 children free - Homemade teas

41 Westmorland Road, Felixstowe IP11 9TJ - Garden open 11am - 5pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas



MAY 28TH - SUNDAY
Appleacre, Bell Green, Cratfield IP19 0DH - Garden open from 11am - 5pm
Admission £3.50 children free - Homemade Teas

Lavenham Hall, Hall Road, Lavenham CO10 9QX - Garden open 11am - 5pm - Admission £4 children free - Homemade Teas

Wenhaston Grange, Wenhaston, Halesworth IP19 9HJ - Garden open 11am - 4pm
Admission £5 children free - Homemade teas

Woodwards, Blacksmiths Lane, Coddenham IP6 9TX - Garden open from 10.30am - 5pm
Admission £2.50 children free - Homemade teas

MAY 29TH - MONDAY
Abbotts Hall Walled Garden, Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket IP14 1DL - Garden open from 10am - 4pm
Admission £2.50 children free - Homemade Teas

Batteleys Cottage, The Ling, Wortham, Diss IP22 1ST - Garden open from 1pm. - 5.30pm
Admission £4 children free - Home made teas

Cattishall Farmhouse, Gt. Barton, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2QT - Garden open from 1pm - 5pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade Teas

Drinkstone Park, Drinkstone IP30 9ST - Garden open from 1pm - 5.30pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas



JUNE 3RD - SATURDAY
Wyken Hall, Stanton IP31 2DW - Garden open for NGS from 10am - 6pm
Admission £4 children free - wine and teas

National Gardens Scheme - Gardens open in Suffolk



JUNE 4TH - SUNDAY
Gable House, Halesworth Road, Redisham - Garden open 11am - 5pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade Teas

Great Thurlow Hall, Great Thurlow, Haverhill - Garden open 2pm - 5pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas



Wood Farm, Back Lane, Gipping, Stowmarket IP14 4RN - Garden open from 2pm - 5.30pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade Teas

Wyken Hall, Stanton IP31 2DW - Garden open for NGS from 10am - 6pm
Admission £4 children free - wine and teas

JUNE 7TH - WEDNESDAY
Somerleyton Hall and Gardens, Lovingland NR32 5QQ - Garden open from 10am - 5pm
Admission £6.95 children £4.90 - Light refreshments in cafe

JUNE 11TH - SUNDAY
Malting Farm, Heath Road, Hessett IP30 9BJ - Garden open 2pm - 6pm
Admission £3.50 children free - Homemade Teas

Old Rectory House, Kedington Hill, Little Cornard CO10 0PD - Garden open 2pm - 5pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas

Orford Gardens, Orford IP12 2NW - 2 gardens open for NGS 2pm - 5pm
Combined admission £5 children free - Homemade teas

Ousden House, Ousden, Newmarket - Garden open from 2pm - 5.30pm
Admission £6 children free - Homemade Teas

Stradbroke Open Gardens, Wilby Road, Stradbroke IP21 5JP - Three gardens open for NGS from 11am - 4pm
Combined admission £6 children free - Homemade teas

JUNE 17TH - SATURDAY
Drinkstone Open Gardens - 12.30pm to 5.30pm
Drinkstone Village Hall and varied village gardens, IP30 9SZ
From thatched cottages with roses, through to landscaped parkland, we have a varied selection of about 12 gardens open in our rural village in the heart of beautiful Suffolk, the county of rolling landscapes and big skies. We are pleased to have two NGS gardens opening for us, one of which is set in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Drinkstone Park. Then there is the garden with the quirky topiary teapot. Programmes and refreshments on sale in the Village Hall, plus plant sales. All proceeds to All Saints Church, Drinkstone.
Entrance £5 (including a free cup of tea or coffee) per adult, accompanied children 16 and under free.
Email: drinkstonevillage@hotmail.co.uk Tel. 01449 737560

Larks Hill, Tuddenham St. Martin IP6 9BY - Garden open 1.30pm - 5pm
Admission £5 children free - Homemade teas

National Gardens Scheme - Gardens open in Suffolk



JUNE 18TH - SUNDAY
Drinkstone Park, Drinkstone IP30 9ST - Garden open from 1pm - 5.30pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas

Moat House, Little Saxham, Bury St. Edmunds IP29 5LE - Garden open from 1pm- 5pm - Admission £4.50 children free - Homemade teas

Wood Farm, Sibton, Saxmundham IP17 2JL - Garden open from 2pm - 6pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas

JUNE 25TH - SUNDAY
Berghersh Place, Berghersh Drive, Witnesham IP6 9EZ - Garden open from 2pm - 5.30.pm Admission £3.50 children free - Homemade teas

Helyg, Thetford Road, Coney Weston IP31 1DN - Garden open 1pm- 5pm
Admission £3.50 children free - Homemade Teas

Old Newton Gardens, Church Road, Old Newton, Stowmarket IP14 4HF - Two gardens open for NGS from 1pm- 5pm
Combined admission £4 children free - Homemade Teas

5 Parklands Green Fornham St. Genevieve IP28 6UH - Garden open from 2pm - 6pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade Teas

Priors Oak, Leiston Road, Aldeburgh IP15 5QE - Garden open 2pm - 6pm
Admission £5 children free - Teas

JUNE 27TH - TUESDAY
Woodwards, Blacksmiths Lane, Coddenham IP6 9TX - Garden open from 10.30am 5pm Admission £2.50 children free - Homemade teas



JULY 1ST - SATURDAY
White House Farm, Ringsfield, Beccles NR34 8JU - Garden open 10am - 4.30pm
Admission £4 children free - Light refreshments and teas

JULY 2ND - SUNDAY
Drinkstone Park, Drinkstone IP30 9ST - Garden open from 1pm - 5.30pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas

Gedgrave Open Gardens, Gedgrave IP12 2BX - Two gardens open for NGS 11am - 5pm - Combined admission £6 children free - Homemade Teas

JULY 9TH - SUNDAY
Redisham Hall, Beccles NR34 8LZ- Garden open from 2pm - 6pm
Admission £4.50 children free - Homemade teas

JULY 16TH - SUNDAY
Drinkstone Park, Drinkstone IP30 9ST - Garden open from 1pm - 5.30pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas

JULY 23RD - SUNDAY
Henstead Exotic Garden, Henstead NR34 7LD- Garden open 11am - 4pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas

Woodwards, Blacksmiths Lane, Coddenham IP6 9TX - Garden open from 10.30am 5pm Admission £2.50 children free - Homemade teas

AUGUST 1ST - TUESDAY
Woodwards, Blacksmiths Lane, Coddenham IP6 9TX - Garden open from 10.30am 5pm Admission £2.50 children free - Homemade teas

AUGUST 5TH- SATURDAY
Gislingham Gardens IP23 8JT - 2 Gardens open 11am - 4.30pm
Combined admission £3.50 children free - Homemade Teas

AUGUST 6TH- SUNDAY
Gislingham Gardens IP23 8JT - 2 Gardens open 11am - 4.30pm
Combined admission £3.50 children free - Homemade Teas

River Cottage, Lower Road, Lavenham CO10 9QJ - Garden open 11am - 4pm
Admission £5 children free - Homemade teas

Rosedale, Colchester Road, Bures CO8 5AE - Garden open from 12.00. - 5pm
Admission £3 children free - Homemade teas

AUGUST 13TH - SUNDAY
Cobbs Hall, Great Saxham, IP29 5JN - Garden open from 2pm - 5.30pm - Admission £4 children free - Homemade teas

AUGUST 27TH - SUNDAY
Woodwards, Blacksmiths Lane, Coddenham IP6 9TX - Garden open from 10.30am 5pm
Admission £2.50 children free - Homemade teas



SEPTEMBER 10TH - SUNDAY
9 and 11 Brookside, Moulton, Newmarket CB8 8SG - Two gardens open for NGS from 2pm - 6pm -
Combined admission £5 children free - Homemade teas

By the Crossways, Kelsale, Saxmundham IP17 2PL - Garden open from 11am - 4pm
Admission £4 children free - Homemade tea

SEPTEMBER 17TH - SUNDAY
1 Redbricks, Worlds End Lane, Buxhall IP14 3ED - Garden open from 12.00. - 5pm
Admission £3.50 children free - Homemade teas

SEPTEMBER 24TH - SUNDAY
Heron House, Priors Hill, Aldeburgh IP15 5EP - Gardens open for NGS 2pm - 5pm -
Admission £5 children free - Teas

OCTOBER 8TH - SUNDAY
The Place for Plants, East Bergholt Place, East Bergholt CO7 6UP - Garden open 1pm - 5pm
Admission £6 children free - Homemade teas

For more information, please visit NGS

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