Gardens to Visit

Gardens to Visit in June, from Susan Moore

Garden photo

There are always lots of gardens to visit in June and here are just a few of them. Most are fairly local, but just to ring the changes I have included one a little further away, in the other Harleston, the one near Stowmarket. I have watched this garden grow from a very dilapidated state to something quite magnificent. I hope some of you might make to the journey to take a look, it’s the first time it’s been open to the public. It’s not huge, but it is lovely, especially during June.

Hallcroft House, Harleston, Stowmarket, Suffolk. IP14 3JQ

2.5 miles NW of Stowmarket, approx 45 minutes drive from Starston. Open Sunday 2nd June 2-5pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme.

Harleston Open Gardens Weekend, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2019, 11.00am to 4.00pm
A delightful restored 1950 Bristol L5G single-decker bus, which used to ply the Harleston to Norwich route, will provide a free hop-on and hop-off service on both days to help visitors reach all the gardens. Timetables will be posted at bus stops.  Delicious lunches and light refreshments will be available from many locations in town. All proceeds to Harleston’s Future to help pay for community events. Plant sales at some of the participating gardens.

Costs: £3.00 adult, £5.00 for family. Tickets from The Card and Party Shop, Robinsons Traditional Stationers, The Apiary Cafe
Contact the organisers:
Phone: 01379 855 235
Email: harlestonsfuture@gmail.com
Pulham St. Mary Open Gardens and Photographic Exhibition Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019 11.00am to 4.00pm
Gardens will open in Pulham St Mary in three different walks; centre, north and south of the village.
Photographs in St. Mary’s Church and the Pennoyer Centre. Light lunches, teas, coffees, cakes available on both days at the Pennoyer Centre. All proceeds are divided equally between St Mary’s church and the Pennoyer Centre. There will be a large plant stall at the Pennoyer Centre.
£5.00 adults, accompanied children free. Admission pamphlets with garden maps and list of paintings can be bought from the Pennoyer Centre or St. Marys Church
Contact the organisers
Phone: 01379 676 660
Email: admin@pennoyers.org.uk

Denton Open Gardens, Sunday June 1610am – 4pm

After a break of a few years. Denton is again opening a variety of its gardens to the public.  The entrance fee is £4, (children under 16 free.) Maps at the village hall postcode- IP20 0BD.There are lunches, teas and plant sales available in various gardens, a few scarecrows too! It is fathers day, bring him to Denton
Wortwell Open Gardens, Sat 29th & Sun 30th June between 10.30 & 5.00.

There will be lots of gardens open this year, including a nature trail around the lakes. The cost is £5. Tickets can be purchased on the day from: The Core (Wortwell Community Centre,) & Willow Mere 25 Low Road. Refreshments & parking are available at The Core, Tunbeck Close. Details www.wortwellcore.co.uk

Sue