I am writing to let you know about two horticultural events which are taking place in Norfolk in February that you and your members may be interested in. Firstly, we are organising a fundraising talk. Peter Skeggs-Gooch from Thorncroft Clematis will be giving us the benefit of his expertise on how to use Clematis in your garden all year round. The talk is taking place at 10.30 on Monday 24th February at Garvestone Village Hall (near Dereham). Tickets are £12.08 each, include coffee and cake, and can be bought from https://ngs.org.uk/ngs_event/clematis-through-the-year/
Secondly, Raveningham Hall, near-ish Bungay, is going to be opening for a Snowdrop Walk on Tuesday 18th February. Sir Nicholas Bacon, who is President of the RHS, will be leading a tour around his private park and a short talk, coffee and cake are included in the price of £20 pp. This is a ticket only event and can be prebooked at: https://ngs.org.uk/ngs_event/raveningham-hall-snowdrop-walk-and-talk/
All profits from these events will go to the National Garden Scheme's beneficiaries which include Hospice UK, Carer's Trust & Parkinsons UK as well as other smaller, local community groups.
As well as the beautiful snowdrops at Raveningham Hall, we also have three other private gardens opening for their Snowdrop Walks in Feburary:
Horstead House nr Coltishall Sat 15th Feb 11-4
Bagthorpe Hall nr Docking / King's Lynn Sun 23rd Feb 11-4
Chestnut Farm nr Sheringham Park Sun 23 Feb 11-4 & also Thurs 27th Feb 11-4.
Our yellow booklet is being officially launched on Saturday 8th February but we will start distributing it across the county over the next few days so please do keep an eye out for it at garden centres, plant nurseries, local libraries and tourist information offices. We hope you enjoy your garden visiting in 2020 and thank you so much for your wonderful, continued support!
With best wishes
National Garden Scheme, Norfolk