Classic and Contemporary Garden Designs

12Sep, 2018

The Bishop’s Garden, Norwich

If you’re after looking for a novel and fun garden visit without travelling too far from Norwich, then you should certainly consider The Bishop’s Garden. Occupying 4 acres of formal gardens the Bishop’s Garden is located in the centre of Norwich near the Cathedral, opposite the Law Courts. This is an ancient garden site dating back to the 11th century when the Cathedral and Palace were originally constructed. In the early 14th century the grounds were enlarged to reach their current size whilst the grand...

2Sep, 2018

Balchik Palace and Gardens – A Beachside Residence!

As a garden designer, whenever I travel to different parts of the world, whether Norfolk, UK or worldwide, I always love to visit new and different gardens to gain inspiration relating to planting schemes, water features, sculptures etc. Whilst in foreign countries its also very interesting to see how local conditions affect plants that we normally only see growing in a UK climate. This year I decided to write up blogs about these gardens to provide ideas and guidance for anyone with a similar love...

22Jul, 2018

Raveningham Hall and Gardens – A Great Norfolk Garden

As a garden designer I am always interested in visiting beautiful gardens to increase my planting knowledge and to seek out new styles and approaches. This year I have been doing so with a group of like minded fellow garden designers and, for the first time, have decided to write these up in a series of online blogs. Raveningham Hall and Gardens Raveningham Hall and Gardens, an RHS Partner Garden, lies roughly equidistant between Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, near Loddon. Raveningham Hall (built c....

14Jul, 2018

Houghton Hall – Historic House and Gardens

A few weeks ago, three garden-loving friends and I visited Houghton Hall, a Historic house and gardens situated close to King’s Lynn and not far from Sandringham House. Houghton Hall was built in 1722 for Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole (who apparently only visited twice a year!), it is set in 100 acres of parkland and has an interesting and eclectic mix of things to see, including contemporary sculptures by world renowned artists, St Martin’s Church (built in the 12th Century), the world’s...

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