Harleston Open Gardens Weekend
Harleston, between Diss and Bungay, Norfolk
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017
11.00am to 4.00pm
Harleston is a charming little market town on the Norfolk/Suffolk border with many historic buildings and attractive independent shops.
Following a rest in 2016 the town will again be opening its gardens to visitors from far and near. We expect at least 25 residents and local organisations to take part, including some gardens that will be open for the first time. Many will be displaying artworks and plants for sale, and visitors will enjoy searching out the decorated swifts (popular residents in the town's roofs) created by local artists and children.
A delightful restored 1950 Bristol L5G single-decker bus, which used to ply the Harleston to Norwich route, will provide a free hop-on and hop-off service on both days to help visitors reach all the gardens. Timetables will be posted at bus stops.
Delicious lunches and light refreshments will be available from many locations in town.
All proceeds to Harleston's Future to help pay for community events.
Plant sales: At some of the Open Gardens.
Cost: £3.00 adult, £5.00 for family ticket.
How to get event passports: Buy a passport in advance or on the day from The Apiary Cake and Coffee House, 3 The Thoroughfare, or Harleston Information Plus (HIP) in Exchange Street (closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday).
Number of gardens: Approximately 25 gardens will be open, but the total may vary from day to day - please contact the organisers if you need exact numbers.
Contact the organisers: Phone: 01379 855 235 Email:
Directions: Follow signs to town centre from A143 or A140 via Pulham Market. There is free parking on the street, at St John's, and the town car parks.
Location: Norfolk Use Sat Nav Postcode: IP20 9AD (please verify before travelling)
Please ... tell the organisers that you found them on the Open Gardens National Directory.
and ... give them a gentle nudge to make a small donation to our 2017 running costs.