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Bressingham Gardens, Norfolk – Foggy Bottom

Foggy Bottom at Bressingham Gardens

The Foggy Bottom Garden was created by Adrian Bloom after he joined the family business in 1962. He wanted to create a garden with planting for year-round colour, using primarily conifers and heathers. He was able to gradually develop a six-acre garden on the site of an empty meadow. Over 500 different conifers and 100 … Keep reading

Bressingham Garden Railway Steam Train Ride


The Garden Railway operates from the Dell Garden and the coach park at Bressingham Gardens in Norfolk. Its track runs alongside the perimeter of the gardens and has a gauge of 10.24 inches. Designed and built by Bressingham’s own engineering team, the line’s new locomotive was named Alan Bloom and pulls up to sixty people … Keep reading

Bressingham Gardens, Norfolk – The Carousel

The Carousel at Bressingham Gardens

The three-abreast Gallopers are Bressingham’s centerpiece. It is said to be one of the finest to be seen anywhere. Built by Savages of Kings Lynn in 1897 and owned and operated by the Thurston family of Norfolk until 1934, the Gallopers later operated at Whitley Bay and ended up in Scotland before finding a home … Keep reading

Blickling Hall Formal Garden

Blickling Hall Formal Garden

The Blickling Estate is near Aylsham in Norfolk. The formal garden surrounding Blickling Hall is the result of three centuries of inspired planting. When Phillip Kerr inherited the Blickling Estate in 1930, he set about commissioning the remodeling of the formal garden. Talented garden designer, Norah Lindsay replaced the intricate Victorian layout with four large … Keep reading