New guide a must for open garden fans

It is the must-have guide for fans of Norfolk's beautiful gardens.Yesterday at Bagthorpe Hall, the National Gardens Scheme in Norfolk (NGS) launched its 2009 leaflet which lists nearly 70 open gardens across the county as well as almost 100 open days for horticulture enthusiasts to enjoy.

It is the must-have guide for fans of Norfolk's beautiful gardens.

Yesterday at Bagthorpe Hall, the National Gardens Scheme in Norfolk (NGS) launched its 2009 leaflet which lists nearly 70 open gardens across the county as well as almost 100 open days for horticulture enthusiasts to enjoy.

Norfolk NGS joint county organiser Anthea Foster said: “Fourteen new gardens open for the NGS in Norfolk this year. The gardens vary with a range of features, from formal to intense planting, from young to established including wildlife features and probably one of the best allotments in Norfolk. This year, Norfolk NGS has a new-look A5 brochure with colour images... it has four more pages and an increased print run from 40,000 to 50,000.”

More than �3m was raised by the NGS across the country last year, including �70,000 in Norfolk.


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During 2008, the NGS donated more than �2m to charities.

The 2009 Norfolk NGS leaflet is available from tourist information centres.

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If you would like to open your garden to the public and if it is of high quality and character and would take at least 45 minutes to look round, contact joint county organiser Fiona Black on 01692 650247.

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