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MANNINGTON GARDENS

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Mannington Hall
Saxthorpe
Norwich
NR11 7BB

Signed from B1149 at Saxthorpe.

20 acres

Tel
01263 584175

Visit website

Opening Hours

Wed–Fri & Sun, 11am–5pm, 22 May–4 Sep. Please see website for more information.

Admission

Non-member adult £10.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Arboretum
  • Champion trees
  • Children’s garden (not playground)
  • Colour themed borders
  • Herbaceous border
  • Pond or lake
  • Prairie/naturalistic planting
  • Water garden
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wildlife planting and features
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Lord Walpole

The gardens around the medieval moated manor were designed to complement its unusual appearance with scented garden, colour themed borders and many roses. The Heritage Rose Garden has hundreds of varieties in period settings. Although the garden is known for its rose collection, there are many other plants in the Four Element gardens, orchard, county walk, stump gardens and Sensory garden with rill. The small vegetable area with green houses was reorganised in 2019/20.  

The garden has always been planned with wildlife in mind so includes wood walks, lake, wildflower meadow with a boardwalk leading to a bird hide overlooking water and an arboretum of native trees. For children there is a nature garden and enchanted trail, as well as a playground.

Please note: Dogs allowed on leads

Plants of special interest

  • Bluebells
  • Daffodils
  • Lilies
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Waterlilies
  • Wildflowers

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.