Narborough Hall is one of Norfolk’s most beautiful and romantic private homes. Set in the valley of the River Nar it is surrounded by ancient parkland, lakes and woods. The gently evolving classic English garden has been created and designed by Joanne Merrison who won a gold medal and best in show for her “country house kitchen garden” at the 2008 Sandringham Flower Show. Ancient wisterias cover the sixteenth century façade of the house and herbaceous borders overflow with old roses, sumptuous planting taking their themes from subtle colours and poetry.
The grounds are a haven for wildlife with rich and varied habitats; meadow, wetland, woodland and ancient parkland. The traditional hedge laying won an award from the Campaign to Protect Rural England in 2007. Otters and kingfishers can be seen from the banks of the beautiful Mill Leat of the River Nar which flows through the grounds. Wild flowers have been encouraged to thrive both in the meadows and in the ‘wild at heart’ garden. Visitors are free to explore the many walks, one of which leads to an ancient henge which pre-dates the Iceni.
Opening hours for the grounds, cafe and nursery are 10am – 4pm Wednesdays and Sundays from 8 April – 30 September.
Admission £4, £3 concessions (pensioners and students), children under 12 free. Disabled access but some gravel paths. Dogs welcome on leads.
B&B and self-catering accommodation available.
Private fishing available.
Private meeting room available for hire.
Wedding bookings being taken for 2010.
information line: 01760 338 827