On our visit to Bressingham Garden Centre in Norfolk to have a look at the steam trains for my husband, I got to look at the gardens and found Bressingham Hall a Georgian Mansion built 1760. The Hall sits centrally on the site and overlooks the original Island Beds of perennials created by Alan Bloom in 1953, and was Alan Bloom and his family’s home. You can stay in the Hall, for B & B, which was originally built as a farmhouse, At the time of our visit in August 2015 the Hall and barns were having a major overhaul.
In this 17 acre garden there are more than 8000 species and cultivars of perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees, conifers, ferns and bulbs to enjoy, some gorgeous river planting and sculpted conifers too. I must admit it did make me want to redesign my garden and we came away with lots of ideas for next year.