The Garden Landscape Guide

Blickling Hall Garden

A seventeenth century house, started in 1611, with a historic garden. The estate map of 1729 shows three radiating avenues meeting at the edge of the enclosed garden, near the house, with a woodland 'wilderness' thought to date from 1629.The garden is likely to have had a parterre in the seveneenth century. A garden temple was built in 1760. The avenues were re-planted in the nineteenth century and a Victorian 'formal garden' was made in front of the house, designed by WA Nesfield and Sir Digby Wyat in 1872. It has steps, balustrades, urns and topiary. This design was simplified by Norah Lindsey in the 1930s and planted with herbaceous plants.

Aylsham, Norfolk, England, NR11 6NF

End March to end October. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Also Monday and Tuesdays in August. Open 10.15am to 5.15pm. Also open November to March, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm (closed 16th Dec to 6th Jan).

Adult House & Garden £10.25, Garden only £7.00 (includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation).

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  • almost 6 years by Pete 4 / 5

    blickling is one of my favourite houses and the backdrop to many a holiday over the years.

    The garden is "pleasant" and at different times during the season there are different things to see.

    The garden and house sit next to a large lake (which I've walked around many a time over the years). And the view from the lake to house and garden is excellent.

    the parkland has many walks to explores.
  • about 6 years by Julia Srigley 5 / 5

    You never tire of this fantastic garden and park. New devlopments keep this garden fresh, and give you more reasons to visit each season of the year. Historical and contemporary planting are a delight. The standard of the horticulture is high, and the staff and volunteers can be justly proud of their work.
  • about 8 years by Anonymous 4 / 5

    A beaytiful garden and grounds. Well worth the visit, especially when the herbacious garden near the house is at its peak. Interesting newly planted upo Orangery with huge range of citrus plants.

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Blickling Hall Garden, Norfolk Photograph © Leo Reynolds
Blick Photograph © National Trust (Nick Meers)