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Norfolk and Northumberland


BECKETT, Kenneth & Gillian, Bramley Cottage, Docking Road, Stanhoe, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8QF. Very informal plantsman’s garden; 1000 species of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, alpines and greenhouse plants, many uncommon or rare. [Garden featured in Gardeners’ World]. Plants sometime for sale, also willing to provide seed or cuttings if possible. Open by appointment. Please write or telephone. Tel: 01485 518225.

BURGESS, Mrs Jenny M, [Alpines Nursery], 1 Rectory Cottage, Sisland, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6EF. Holders of NCCPG National Collection of Sisyrinchium. Sisyrinchium Open Day ~ beginning of June, 10.30am – 5.,00pm and also any time by appointment, please ring first. Tel: 01508 520724.

COLLER, Mr & Mrs M T, Loke House, Sutton, Norwich, NR12 9RG. By appointment only, please telephone. [Only open to AGS Members] Tel: 01692 580527.

GOODE, Tony, 3 Woodland Road, Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 5RA. An Alpine House, Bulb House and Frames. National Collection of species Crocus (September – March best time for flowers). Open by appointment, please telephone.
Tel: 01603 409074.

MANSEY, Mrs Pat, East Lode, Nursery Lane, Hockwold, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 4ND. Plantsman’s half acre garden filled with roses, clematis, shrubs, small pond, screes. Also greenhouse and conservatory. East Lode has been featured in various magazines, including English Gardens and was also filed and featured in Geoff Hamilton’s ‘Cottage Garden’ series. Plants for sale. AGS members and groups welcome any time by appointment. Please phone for directions. E-mail:
Tel: 01842 827096.

MITCHELL, Ray & Coral, Magpies, Fen Street, Hopton, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2RF. ½ acre of general interest, raised alpine beds and troughs, alpine house, bulbs, Hellebores and Iris. Pond and collection of gardening and other bygones. Here most days, best ring first. Tel: 01953 688149.


FURNESS, Alan, St Lukes Cottage, North Road, Wooley, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1TT. ¾ acre, largely north and south facing slopes. Limestone and acid screes, raised beds, peat beds; tufa bed; pond, bog and damp areas; National collection of Celmisia ssp.; 4 alpine houses. Visitors welcome anytime, but please telephone first. Tel: 01434 673445.

HALL, Mrs Isa, 19 Coquet Vale, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 9PW. South East facing slope, about 1 acre. Bulbs, trees and shrubs. Heathers. Alpine bank at top near house. River Coquet at bottom. Parking for 2 or 3 cars. Unsuitable for wheelchairs. Travelling north, first right over bridge. Seldom out, please phone first, at least 24 hours in advance.
Tel: 01670 787326.

McWILLIAM, Barry & Rona, Ashfield, Hebron, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3LA. 5 acres, screes, walls, bulbs and alpine house plus woodland, herbaceous, shrubs and lawns. Open any time but please ring first.
Tel: 01670 515616.

RICHARDS, John & Sheila, High Trees, South Park, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1BT. Two-thirds acre, north-facing, rather sheltered and shady garden with rhododendron, species shrubs and small trees, woodland beds, terrace beds, screes, small pond, herbaceous, two alpine houses. Partly accessible to wheelchairs. Open any time but please ring first. Tel: 01434 602403.