The Bressingham Gardens
Published date: May 2020
Alan Bloom (1906- 2005), the founder of Blooms Nurseries, began developing a garden in front of Bressingham Hall in 1953 and today Bressingham Gardens is a mecca for gardeners, with 17 acres of intensely planted gardens containing over 8000 species.
Situated to the west of Bressingham Garden Centre and Bressingham Steam Museum, the gardens are 2.5 miles west of Diss and 14 miles east of Thetford. The two main gardens, created by Alan Bloom and his son Adrian, who were both awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the RHS, contain a rich mix of perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees, conifers, ferns and bulbs. Expansive, colourful, fragrant and inspiring throughout the main opening season, from late March until the end of October, The Bressingham Gardens are a place to ponder, roam, reflect, enjoy and pick up some planting tips and ideas.
Bressingham Hall, a Grade II listed Georgian mansion has been extensively refurbished and today offers luxurious and spacious accommodation that is available for holiday lets. The historic High Barn has been restored and is available as a wedding and events venue.
If you have been inspired by their planting at The Bressingham Gardens and want to recreate something similar in your own garden, you can purchase some of their recommended perennials and grasses that are available by mail order and from their online plant shop. Visit their website to find out more.
To find out more about The Bressingham Gardens, including opening times and entrance costs, venue hire, holiday accommodation and plant sales, please go to their website.
The Bressingham Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Norfolk, IP22 2AA
Tel: 01379 686900