The Garden 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.
Photograph © Leo Reynolds
Photograph © National Trust (Nick Meers)

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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