Gardens, flowers and even a vineyard to admire

A colourful Congham garden
A colourful Congham garden
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An open gardens event with a difference is being held at Congham on Sunday.

As well as five attractive gardens to view in the village, a vineyard will also be open.

This fundraising event in aid of St Andrew’s Church in Congham is open from noon to 5pm and admission is just £3.

As well as the gardens, there will be afternoon tea, cakes, plant stall, raffle and more.


Harpley’s open gardens day on Sunday will incorporate a scarecrow quiz trail for all the family to enjoy.

This event is from 10am to 5pm, with eight gardens to view; there will be a plant sale, light lunches, afternoon teas, tombola and garden games.

Entry is £4 for adults, children free, with funds raised going to help St Lawrence Church.


A flower festival opens at St Peter’s Church in Stowbridge tomorrow and continues on Sunday and Monday from 10am to 4pm daily.

On Sunday at 4pm there will be Songs of Praise and tea, with this event in aid of church funds.


The theme for Watlington parish church flower festival this year is “Saints”.

The church will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and again from 12.30pm to 4pm on Sunday.

Entry is free, refreshments will be available and there will be a plant sale and a Fairtrade stall.


Hunstanton florist Nick Godfrey-Cole is the special guest at a “Celebration of Summer Flowers” event being held at Sedgeford Village Hall next Wednesday, at 7pm.

This flower demonstration has been arranged by the North and West Norfolk UNICEF Supporters’ Group, with members looking forward to seeing his flower arranging skills in action and hearing his tips and observations.

Tickets are £5 each from 01485 570563 and money raised for UNICEF’s emergency fund is being used, whenever and wherever needed, to help children in danger including Syria.


Further afield at Wisbech St Mary, there are 10 gardens to view at the open garden day on Sunday, from 10am to 5pm.

This event will also include falconry flying demonstrations at 11am-noon and again from 2-3pm, quizzes and refreshments.

Fundraising is for Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the organisers are hoping to beat last year’s figure of £1,670.

Entry to all the gardens is £4 with a free programme and map, with accompanied under 16s free. You should look out for gardens displaying a large orange flower to start your tour


Ringstead gardeners are preparing for the village’s 39th annual open garden event which is on Sunday, July 3. Watch out for full details in next Friday’s Lynn News.