Visit 8 gardens around this beautiful village just twenty minutes from Norwich, ranging from Swannington Manor with its three-hundred-year-old yew hedge to The Old Rectory and its beautiful rose gardens, to the Woodland Wander reclaimed five years ago after decades of neglect. Cream teas, homemade cakes and ice cream are available in various gardens. Pimm's Terrace at the Manor plus real ale from Reepham-based Panther Ale on the Common alongside barbecue by Swannington Farm to Fork and luxury ices from Dann's of Dereham. St Margaret's Church will also be open, serving teas alongside a display of art and crafts by local artists.
Cold drinks and snacks, tombola and classic cars display on Swannington Common. Vintage and modern farm machinery on display at Upgate Common, plus guided tours of this Site of Special Scientific Interest. Main Car Park at the Romantic Garden Nursery (limited spaces available at Upgate). Blue badge parking available at most gardens. Dogs on leads welcome. The majority of gardens are broadly accessible to wheelchair users.
All proceeds go to St Margaret's Church and Swannington Play Area.
Plant sales on the common and at The Old Rectory. The fabulous Romantic Garden Nursery will also be open to view - www.romantic-garden-nursery.co.uk.
£5.00 per person, £4.00 in advance (check www.swanningtoninbloom.org for details of where to buy). Includes car parking and entrance to all gardens.