On Sunday the 25th of February 2018, myself and Jay took a walk around Raveningham Gardens. Neither of us knew it was even there, let alone been and so for the £5 entry fee each, we went for an explore around the grounds. As it was February, the snowdrops were out in full force which gave the gardens a magical feel as you were walking round and weaving in and out of various areas.
Raveningham Gardens is located 15 miles south of Norwich in South Norfolk. The gardens consist of approximately 10 acres surrounding Raveningham Hall, home to Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon. The garden includes large herbaceous borders, a working walled kitchen garden, herb garden, a Time Garden inspired by Sir Francis Bacon’s essay, an arboretum and a lake established to mark the Millennium, which is all in a glorious parkland setting with sculptures by Susan Bacon in and around the gardens.
There is a tea room offering home-made cakes. I decided to indulge in the lemon drizzle cake on my visit and I must say…. it was DELICIOUS! The hot chocolate’s were also to die for!
The Snowdrop Season is as follows:
Thursday, February 1 to Wednesday, February 28, open Sunday to Friday, 11am to 4pm, closed Saturdays.
The proceeds from Sundays, February 11 and February 18 go to Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospice in Norwich. So not only is it a beautiful garden, but you are also helping to donate to a well deserved hospice whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery, and relaxing amongst the horses that are kept there.
The Main Season is as follows:
- Wednesday 4 April to Friday 31 August
- Open Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm.
- Also open Bank Holiday Weekends Sunday and Monday April 1 and 2, Sunday and Monday May 6 and 7, Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28 and Sunday and Monday, August 26 and 27, 11am to 4pm.
- Special Summer Sunday openings July 15, 22 and 29 and August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 11am to 4pm.
I would highly recommend going for a walk around the gardens, especially if you love snowdrops around the winter months as they truly are worth seeing in full bloom.
I hope you enjoyed this post!
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