We try to maintain a list of other organisations events that we think will be of interest to our members. You should confirm the detals with the organisations concerned if you’re planning to go.




Open Gardens and Other Events 2020


14th March:    Talk “Plants that excite” Andrew Ward. Norfolk & Suffolk Hardy Plant Society. Roydon 2 pm.

15th March:    Talk Stella Exley. Norfolk Plant Heritage.

28th & 29th March:    The Place for Plants, East Bergholt, annual open weekend.  11 am tour with Rupert Eley, free but must be booked.  Stout outdoor shoes essential.  Café open.

28th & 29th March:    National Hyacinth Collection open days, Waterbeach.

2nd April:    Talk “Flowering shrubs and trees” Matthew Tanton-Brown. Needham Market Garden Club.

4th April:    Talk “Geraniacae” by Andrew Ward. East Anglian Garden Group at Bildeston.

4th April:    Thornham Walled Garden, Eye IP 23 8HA open for NGS 11 am – 4 pm, £5.

5th April:    The Place for Plants, East Bergholt open for NGS 2 – 5 pm.

5th April:    Columbine Hall open day, part of the St Elizabeth Hospice Great Garden Trail 1 – 4.30 pm, and showing our Engleheart daffodil collection.

6th April:    Talk “Easy ways to better gardening” Adam Pascoe. Hartest & District GC.

7th April:    Talk “Bees and Flowers” David Coop. Boxford Gardening Society.

18th & 19th April:    Essex Plant Heritage Spring Plant Fair at RHS Hyde Hall.

26th April:    The Place for Plants, East Bergholt open for NGS 2 – 5 pm.

30th Apr & 1st May:    Trinity Park Plant Sale

2nd May:    Plant sale outside St Cuthbert’s Church, Thetford in aid of St Nicholas Hospice

2nd May:    Alpine Garden Society East Anglia Show, Poringland, NR14 7QP

3rd May:    Norfolk Plant Heritage Spring Plant Fair, Hethersett

3rd May:    Woottens of Wenhaston Spring Fair on the nursery 10 am – 4 pm

3rd May:    Rosedale, Bures, open for NGS 12 – 4 pm, £4

3rd May:    Findale House and Grundisburgh House IP13 6UD open for NGS 11 am– 5 pm £6 for both

3rd May:    Hartest & District Garden Society Plant Sale

4th May:    Talk by Sally Hepher Hartest & District Garden Society

5th May:    Talk on Roses by Geoff Hodge Boxford Garden Society

7th May:    Talk on Fuchsias by Nick Dobson Needham Market Garden Club

10th May:    Fullers Mill Garden, West Stow IP28 6HD open for NGS 11 am – 5 pm, £5

10th May:    Street Farm

10th May:    The Place for Plants, East Bergholt open as part of the St Elizabeth Hospice Great Garden Trail
2 – 5 pm

16th May:    Cambridge Botanic Garden Festival of Plants

17th May:    Drinkstone Park, Drinkstone IP30 9ST open for NGS 12 pm – 5.30 £5

17th May:    The Priory, Stoke by Nayland open for NGS 2 – 5 pm £5, children free, teas and plant stall

17th May:    Bungay Garden Street Market

23rd May:    Talk by Jaime Blake Mid Anglia Alpine Garden Society

23rd May:    Talk Fergus Garrett Norfolk/Suffolk Hardy Plant Society (ticketed)

24th May:    Bridges, Woolpit IP30 9SA open for NGS 11 am – 5 pm £5

24th May:    Lavenham Hall CO10 9QX open for NGS 11 am – 5 pm £5

25th May:    Cattishall Farmhouse, Great Barton IP31 2QT open for NGS 1 – 5pm £5

30th & 31st May:    Wyken Hall, Stanton IP31 2DW open for NGS 10 am – 6 pm £5

30th May:    Toppesfield Mill House, Hadleigh, IP7 5NG open as part of the St Elizabeth Hospice Great Garden Trail 1 – 5 pm. A one acre garden, managed with wildlife in mind. Tea and cake available. www.stelizabethhospice.org

31st May Freston House, Freston, IP9 1AF open for NGS 12 – 5pm £5

31st May Ousden House, Ousden, CB8 8TN open for NGS 2 – 5pm £6