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New for 2022

THE BRESSINGHAM GARDENS

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Low Road
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 2AA

South of the A1066 road, 2.5 miles west of Diss, 14 miles east of Thetford.

17 acres

Tel
01379 686900

Visit website

Opening Hours

Main season: Daily, 10.30am–5pm, 1 Apr–31 Oct. Winter gardens: Daily, 10.30am–dusk, 11 Feb–27 Mar. Free carer entry is to gardens only, no access to steam train rides.

Admission

Non-member adult £8.99 (with Gift Aid).

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) applies May and Oct.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Children’s play area
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn colour
  • Bog garden
  • Herbaceous border
  • Japanese garden
  • National Plant Collections
  • Pond or lake
  • Wildlife planting and features
  • Winter garden

About the garden

Owned by
Adrian Bloom and Jaime Blake

New for 2022: Six linked gardens filling 6.8 ha (17 acres) were created by nurseryman and plantsman Alan Bloom, the founder of the Bressingham Gardens Nursery, and his son Adrian Bloom. The gardens nestle in the idyllic Waveney Valley in south Norfolk. Alan Bloom’s Dell Garden incorporates island beds filled with 4,500 different selections of hardy perennials, which offer spectacular summer colour.

The Fragrant Garden is packed with delightfully scented shrubs, herbs and foliage. Adrian’s Wood links the Dell Garden to Foggy Bottom and is devoted to North American plants. Foggy Bottom offers a demonstration of how to grow and use trees, conifers, shrubs, perennials and grasses for year-round colour. It’s a truly enchanted garden containing appealing plant combination ideas and inspiration. The most recent addition is the Winter Garden – perfect to visit from mid-February.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Alpines
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Begonias
  • Bluebells
  • Camellias
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Clematis
  • Conifers
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fuchsias
  • Grasses
  • Heathers
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Herbs
  • Hostas
  • Irises
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Waterlilies

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.