Meetings & Events

Outing to Blickling Lodge

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 14:30

This is confirmation of a club garden visit to Blickling Lodge on 22 June at 2.30pm.

Blickling Lodge is a Georgian house (not open) set in 17 acres of parkland including cricket pitch, mixed border, walled kitchen garden, yew garden, woodland/water garden.

You will need to make your own way there, but it will be worth it for this group private visit to gardens which do open under the National Garden Scheme, but are opening especially for us. It will also be a great opportunity to catch up and meet face to face for a chat rather than talking via Zoom!

Admission is £5.00 each, but unfortunately at the moment they are not offering refreshments, but you can bring your own and there are plenty of benches in the grounds to rest your weary legs.

To enable me to advise the owners of the Lodge of numbers, could you please confirm by the 15th June whether you intend to join us. Payment is at the entrance.

How to find them:-

Blickling Lodge

Blickling

Norwich

Norfolk

NR11 6PS

½m N of Aylsham.

Leave Aylsham on Old Cromer Road towards Ingworth. Over hump back bridge & house is on the right.

All the very best.

Jeff

PS there will be more to follow with another Garden visit booked for 20 July and speakers line up from September onwards, dependant on the Town Hall reopening

 

Location:

Blickling Lodge Blickling Norwich Norfolk NR11 6PS

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

Outing to West Barsham Hall

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 14:00



This post is to confirm our visit to West Barsham Hall on 20 July from 2.00.

West Barsham Hall, is set in approx. 10-acres and includes a large garden with lake, mature yew hedging and sunken garden originally laid out by Gertrude Jekyll, plus a swimming pool garden, shrub borders, kitchen garden with herbaceous borders, fruit cage, cutting garden and bog garden (phew!)

You will need to make your own way there, but it will be worth it for this group private visit to gardens which do open under the National Garden Scheme, but are opening especially for us.

Admission is £9.00 each including tea/coffee and homemade cake (yummy).

To enable us to advise the owners of the Lodge of numbers, could you please confirm by the 13th July whether you intend to join us by contacting Jeff Johnson at jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk or 01362 680066. MEMBERS & GUESTS of MEMBERS ONLY. Payment is at the entrance.

How to find them:-

West Barsham Hall

Fakenham

Norfolk

NR21 9NP

3miles North of Fakenham.

From Fakenham take A148 to Cromer then Left onto B1105 to Wells (or coming from Morrisons roundabout left onto A148 and then right onto B1105 to Wells). After ½mile Left again to Wells. After 1½miles Right to The Barshams & West Barsham Hall.

PS Don't forget our Blickling Lodge  visit on 22 June (not long to go now) and please let me know if you are planning to go.

Location:

West Barsham Hall Fakenham Norfolk NR21 9NP

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk