East Anglia's most romantic garden open to the public for charity

David Prior, former Chair of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is opening his garden on 19 May 2013 to raise funds for The Friends of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Once described as ‘East Anglia’s most romantic garden’ Swannington Manor will be open to the public on 19 May 2013 from 2pm to 5pm.

Swannington Manor’s 17th century house, which is not open to the public, creates a stunning backdrop to this romantic garden which is framed by extensive 300 year old yew hedges, thought to be unique in this country. Mixed shrub and herbaceous borders, water garden, sunken rose and knot gardens, specimen trees and sloping lawns combine to make this garden both delightful and unusual.

In May the public should be able to see the beautiful peonies, tulips and alliums in full bloom making this garden a truly stunning sight to behold.

Louise Cook, fundraising manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted that David has kindly opened his wonderful garden to help raise money for the hospital. We are hoping that people will enjoy the garden, and homemade cakes and tea available. We think this will be a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon’.

David Prior, said “The Friends are a wonderful organisation and I look forward to welcoming as many people as possible on the 19th. Lets hope the sun shines!”

Notes for editors

Open Garden Details: –
Address: Swannington Manor, Swannington, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5NR
Opening dates and times: Sunday 19 May 2013 2-5pm
Admission: Adults £3, children free
Facilities: Toilet, refreshments, car parking free
Refreshments: Home-made teas

Location: 7miles NW of Norwich. Almost ½ way between A1067 (to Fakenham) & B1149 (to Holt). In village look for black wrought iron gates opp post box in church wall

Money raised will benefit Friends of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (registered charity no. 1130560)

Monday 13th of May 2013 10:00:32 AM