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Four Norfolk Gardens Set To Embrace Snowdrop Festival

Barthorpe snow drops The National Gardens Scheme is excited to invite members of the public to enjoy its first ever Snowdrop Festival in February 2016. The Festival will see more than one hundred gardens open across England and Wales through the month of February, giving visitors the opportunity to see veritable carpets of beautiful snowdrops and watch spring slowly unfurl from winter. Supported by Visit England, the Snowdrop Festival will kick-off Visit England s Year of the English Garden 2016 campaign.

And you don t have to be a galanthophile to enjoy the Snowdrop Festival. George Plumptre, Chief Executive of The National Gardens Scheme, says: With not very much to do outside at this time of year, a visit to a Snowdrop Festival garden is the perfect way to get some fresh air and really start looking forward to Spring. Whether you want to admire the different varieties of snowdrops or just have a walk in lovely surroundings, visiting a National Gardens Scheme garden in February will be the perfect escape.

Visitors to Snowdrop Festival gardens will also have the benefit of knowing that their entrance fee is supporting wonderful causes; the National Gardens Scheme currently donates over 2.6 million annually to its nursing and caring beneficiary charities, which include Marie Curie and Carers Trust. Horstead House In Norfolk the Festival gets underway with Mathew and Caroline Fleming s magnificent garden at Horstead House in Mill Road, Horstead, NR12 7AU , where there is a walk alongside the river through millions of snowdrops. The garden opens on Saturday February 20th from 11am to 4pm admission is 4 with free entry for children.

Homemade teas available. On Sunday 21st February, on the otherside of the county is Bagthorpe Hall, near East Rudham, PE31 6QY with masses of snowdrops along a scenic walks. Delicious warming soup made from vegetables grown on the estate farm will be available after your winter walk.The gardens are open from 11am to 4pm and admission is 4.00, children free.

On the 3 rd and 6 th March there are over 80 varieties of snowdrops to grab your attention at Chestnut Farm in West Beckham NR25 6NX. Here there will also be plenty of other late winter flowers to admire with some heavenly scented shrubs. Owners John and Judy McNeil Wilson have over 50 years of gardening expertise and are always keen to share their knowledge with visitors.

The gardens are open from 11 to 4pm, admission is 5 with children free. Refreshments will be available. Also on Sunday 6 th March we are delighted that the president of The Royal Horticultural Society, Sir Nicholas Bacon is opening his garden at Raveningham Hall, Raveningham near Norwich NR14 6NS.

There will be plenty of snowdrops on display in this renowned country house garden. The gardens are open from 11 to 4pm, admission is 5 with children free and home-made teas available Details of all NGS gardens opening for the Snowdrop Festival can be found on the NGS website: 1 Founded in 1927, The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) has donated more than 45 million to charity. The NGS gave 2.637 million to its beneficiary charities in 2015 from money raised by opening gardens in England and Wales the previous year.

Charities supported by the National Gardens Scheme include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, The Queen s Nursing Institute and Perennial. Supported by Visit England, the National Gardens Scheme s first Snowdrop Festival will see over one hundred gardens open for snowdrops over the month of February 2016. The 2016 edition of Gardens To Visit (formerly called The Yellow Book ) listing opening details of nearly 3800 gardens, is now available to purchase from the NGS website 2 .

Local contact: Graham Watts National contact: Rosalind Ellis, Communications Officer, 01483 213904, [email protected] 3 advert ASD Consultants, Engineering, Architecture, Surveying Related References ^ ( ^ ( ^ [email protected] (

Findmypast weekly update adds Norfolk Parish Registers and more

Look at the huge list of parishes in Findmypast’s new browse collection of Norfolk parish records and you’ll see there’s a bonus, quite a few parishes from East Suffolk. There are more than 5,300 pages of baptism, marriage, bans registers and burial records from Church of England parishes. Acle, Alburgh, Aldborough, Alderford, Anmer, Arminghall, Ashby (Suffolk), Ashby St Mary, Ashill, Ashmanhaugh, Attleborough, Attlebridge, Aylmerton, Aylsham, Baconsthorpe, Bagthorpe, Bale Alias Bathley, Banningham, Barford, Barmer, Barney, Barnham Broom, With Bickerston, Kimberley & Carleton Forehoe, Barningham Town Alias Winter, Barton Turf, Bawburgh, Bawdeswell, Bedingham, Beeston Next Mileham, Beeston Regis, Beeston St Lawrence, Beetley, Beighton With Moulton, Belaugh, Bergh Apton, Bessingham, Besthorpe, Bexwell, Billingford With Thorpe Parva (Near Diss), Binham, Bintry, Bittering Parva, Blakeney, Blickling, Blo Norton, Blofield, Blundeston With Flixton, Bodham, Bodney, Bradwell, Bramerton, Brampton, Brandiston, Brandon Parva, Bressingham, Brettenham, Bridgham With Roudham, Briningham & Briningham Benefice, Brinton, Brisley, Briston, Brockdish, Brooke, Broome, Brunstead, Burgh Castle, Burgh Next Aylsham, Burgh Parva, Burlingham St Andrew, Burlingham St Peter, Burnham Norton, Burnham Overy, Burnham Sutton & Burnham Ulph, Burnham Thorpe, Burnham Westgate, Burston, Buxton, Bylaugh, Bylaugh & Foxley, Caister By Yarmouth, Caistor St Edmund With Markshall, Cantley, Carbrooke, Carleton Forehoe With Crownthorpe, Carleton St Peter, Carlton Colville, Castle Acre, Catfield, Cawston, Claxton, Cley Next The Sea, Cockley Cley, Cockthorpe, Colby, Colkirk With Oxwick, Colney, Coltishall, Colton, Congham, Corton, Costessey, Coston, Cranwich With Didlington & Colveston, Cranworth With Letton, Crimplesham, Cringleford, Cromer, Crostwick, Crostwight, Crownthorpe, Denton, Denver, Deopham With Hackford, Dersingham, Dickleburgh With Langmere, Didlington With Colveston, Dilham, Diss, Ditchingham, Docking, Downham Market With Bexwell, Drayton, Dunton With Doughton, Earlham St Mary & Earlham With Bowthorpe, Earsham, East Barsham, East Beckham With West Beckham, East Bilney, East Bradenham, East Carleton, East Dereham, East Harling, East Lexham, East Raynham, East Rudham, East Ruston, East Walton, East Winch, East Wretham With West Wretham, Easton, Eaton (St Andrew & Christchurch), Ellingham, Elsing, Fakenham, Felbrigg, Felmingham, Felthorpe, Feltwell, Field Dalling, Filby, Fincham, Fishley, Forncett St Mary, Forncett St Peter, Foulden, Foulsham, Foxley, Framingham Pigot, Freethorpe With Wickhampton, Frenze, Frettenham, Fring, Fritton (Norfolk), Fritton (Suffolk), Fulmodeston With Croxton, Garboldisham, Garveston With Thuxton, Gateley, Geldeston, Gillingham, Gisleham, Gooderstone, Great Bircham With Bircham Newton & Bircham Tofts, Great Cressingham, Great Dunham, Great Ellingham, Great Fransham, Great Hautbois, Great Hockham With Little Hockham, Great Massingham, Great Melton, Great Plumstead, Great Ryburgh, Great Snoring, Great Walsingham, Great Yarmouth Borough, Great Yarmouth, St Nicholas With St Peter, St John, St Andrew, St James, St Paul & St Luke, Gresham, Gressenhall, Guist, Gunthorpe, Gunton (Suffolk), Gunton With Hanworth, Hackford Near Wymondham, Hackford With Whitwell, Hainford, Halvergate With Tunstall, Hanworth, Happisburgh, Hardingham, Hardwick, Hargham, Harpley, Haveringland, Hedenham, Helhoughton, Hellesdon, Hellington, Hemblington, Hempnall and The Hempnall Group Of Parishes, Hempstead By Holt, Hempstead With Eccles and Lessingham, Hempton, Hemsby, Herringfleet, Hethel, Hethersett, Hevingham, Heydon With Irmingland, Hickling, Hilborough, Hilgay, Hindolveston, Hindringham, Hingham, Hockwold Cum Wilton, Hoe, Holkham, Holme Hale, Holme Next The Sea, Holt, Honing, Hopton, Horningtoft, Horsey, Horstead, Houghton , On The Hill, Houghton St Giles, Houghton-Next-Harpley, Hoveton St John, Hoveton St Peter, Hunworth, Ickburgh, Illington, Ingham, Ingoldisthorpe, Intwood With Keswick, Irstead, Kelling, Kenninghall, Kessingland, Ketteringham, Kettlestone, Kimberley, King’s Lynn, St Margaret With St Nicholas, Kirby Cane, Kirkley St Peter & St John (Suffolk), Kirstead With Langhale, Knettishall, Lammas With Little Hautbois, Langford, Langham, Larling, Lessingham, Letheringsett, Limpenhoe & Southwood, Litcham, Little Cressingham, Little Dunham, Little Ellingham, Little Fransham, Little Massingham, Little Melton, Little Plumstead, Little Ryburgh, Little Snoring, Little Walsingham, Loddon, Longham, Lound, Lowestoft, St John, Lowestoft, St Margaret, Ludham, Lyng, Marham, Marlingford, Marsham, Matlaske, Mattishall Burgh, Mautby, Melton Constable, Methwold, Metton, Middleton, Mileham, Morley St Botolph With St Peter, Morningthorpe With Fritton, Morston, Morton-On-The-Hill, Moulton St Mary, Mundford, Mundham, Mutford, Narborough, Narford, Neatishead, Necton, Needham, Newton By Castle Acre, Newton Flotman, North Barningham, North Barsham, North Creake, North Pickenham, North Runcton, North Walsham, North Wootton, Northrepps, Northwold, Norwich, St Andrew, Norwich, St Augustine, Norwich, St Benedict, Norwich, St Clement & St Edmund, Norwich, St Etheldreda, Norwich, St George Colegate, Norwich, St George Tombland & St Simon & St Jude, Norwich, St Giles, Norwich, St Gregory, Norwich, St Helen, Norwich, St James With Pockthorpe, Norwich, St John De Sepulchre, Norwich, St John The Baptist At Maddermarket, Norwich, St John Timberhill With All Saints & St Michael At Thorn, Norwich, St Julian, Norwich, St Lawrence, Norwich, St Margaret & St Swithin, Norwich, St Martin At Oak, Norwich, St Martin At Palace, Norwich, St Mary Coslany, Norwich, St Mary In The Marsh, Norwich, St Michael At Plea, Norwich, St Michael Coslany & St Martin At Oak, Norwich, St Peter Hungate, Norwich, St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, St Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, St Peter Southgate, Norwich, St Saviour, Norwich, St Stephen, Norwich, St Swithin, Old Buckenham, Old Catton, Old Hunstanton (St Mary’s), Old Lakenham (St John With All Saints), Ormesby St Margaret With Scratby, Ormesby St Michael, Oulton (Suffolk), Overstrand, Ovington, Oxborough, Oxnead, Oxwick, Pakefield, Panxworth, Pentney, Plumstead By Holt, Potter Heigham, Pulham St Mary Magdalene Alias Pulham Market, Pulham St Mary The Virgin, Rackheath, Ranworth, Reedham, Reepham With Kerdiston, Repps With Bastwick, Reymerston, Riddlesworth With Gasthorpe, Ridlington, Ringland, Rockland All Saints With St Andrew, Rockland St Mary With Hellington, Rockland St Peter, Rollesby, Roudham, Roughton, Roydon Near Diss, Roydon Near Lynn, Runhall With Coston, Runham, Runton, Rushall, Rushford, Rushmere, Ryston With Roxham, Saham Toney, Salhouse, Salle, Salthouse, Saxlingham By Holt, Saxlingham Nethergate With Saxlingham Thorpe, Scarning, Sco Ruston, Scole, Scoulton With Wood Rising, Sculthorpe, Sea Palling, Sedgeford, Seething, Sharrington, Shelton With Hardwick, Shereford, Shernbourne, Shimpling, Shipdham, Shotesham, All Saints, Shotesham, St Mary & St Botolph With St Martin, Shouldham, Shouldham Thorpe, Shropham, Sisland, Skeyton, Sloley, Smallburgh, Snetterton, Snettisham, Somerleyton, South Creake, South Lopham With North Lopham, South Lynn, All Saints, South Pickenham, South Raynham, South Walsham, St Lawrence With St Mary, South Wootton, Southacre, Southburgh, Southery, Southwood, Sparham, Spixworth, Sprowston & Beeston St Andrew, Stalham, Stanfield, Stanford, Stanhoe With Barwick, Starston, Stibbard, Stiffkey, Stockton, Stody, Stoke Ferry, Stokesby With Herringby, Stratton St Mary, Stratton St Michael With St Peter, Stratton Strawless, Strumpshaw, Suffield, Surlingham St Mary & St Saviour, Sustead, Sutton, Swaffham, Swafield, Swainsthorpe, Swannington, Swanton Morley With Worthing, Swanton Novers, Swardeston, Syderstone, Tasburgh, Tatterford, Tattersett, Taverham, Thelveton, Themelthorpe, Thetford, St Mary, Thornage, Thornham, Thorpe Abbotts, Thorpe Episcopi, Thorpe Hamlet, Threxton, Thrigby, Thurgarton, Thurning, Thursford, Thurton, Thuxton, Thwaite St Mary, Tibenham, Titchwell, Tittleshall With Godwick, Tivetshall St Mary & St Margaret, Topcroft, Trimingham, Trowse, Tunstall, Tunstead, Tuttington, Twyford, Upper Sheringham, Upton With Fishley, Wacton, Walcot, Warham, Waterden, Watton, Waxham, Weasenham All Saints & Weasenham St Peter, Welborne, Wellingham, Wells Next The Sea, Wendling, West Barsham, West Bilney, West Bradenham, West Dereham, West Harling, West Lexham, West Lynn, West Raynham, West Rudham, West Somerton, West Tofts, West Winch, Westacre, Westfield, Weston Longville, Westwick, Weybourne, Whinburgh, Whissonsett, Whitwell, Wickhampton, Wicklewood, Wighton, Wilby, Winterton With East Somerton, Witton (Near North Walsham), Wiveton, Wood Dalling, Wood Norton & Swanton Novers, Wood Rising, Woodbastwick, Woodton, Worstead, Wramplingham, Wretton, Wroxham, Wymondham, Yaxham, Yelverton With Alpington Also this week: – over 27,000 records of British Army schoolchildren and schoolmasters 1803-1932, students and staff members at the Royal Military Asylum (RMA) in Chelsea or the Royal Hibernian Military School (RHMS) in Dublin. – nearly 10,000 records for Royal Hibernian Military School admissions 1847-1932 pertain specifically to students enrolled at the Royal Hibernian Military School in Dublin, Ireland. – over 92,000 new articles and two brand new titles in the Irish Newspaper Update .

The new titles are the Missionary Herald of The Presbyterian Church in Ireland and the Tyrone Constitution.

The Irish newspaper collection now contains 74 different titles from all over Ireland and over 9.2 million articles covering 231 years of Irish history (1719-1950).

Bishop of Norwich Gets Garden Visits Underway.

The launch of the 2015 National Gardens Scheme Yellow Booklet for Norfolk is a clear sign that spring is on its way for garden visitors. The Booklet, a comprehensive guide essential for garden lovers to explore hidden gardens across the County, includes information and opening times on 66 gardens. Of these, 6 are opening their gates for the first time for the NGS, and 10 gardens are making a welcome return after a short break.

The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt. Rev. Graham James, and Mrs Julie James whose own garden is open on Sunday 12 th July, hosted the launch on the 18 th February at Bishop s House Norwich.

Bishop Graham and Julie who have supported the NGS for many years said We are glad to open our garden for many charities each summer The NGS day brings many enthusiastic gardeners every year and a lot of people with a great knowledge of gardens. The NGS has also raised a lot of money for good purposes here and in many other Norfolk gardens. We are glad to host the launch of this year s programme for such an enterprising organisation. .

Fiona Black (County Organiser NGS), Bishop of Norwich Rt Rev Graham Jenkins launching booklet at Bishop s House County organiser Fiona Black thanked the hard working volunteers and garden owners for helping to raise an incredible 86,000 last year, reminding them that approximately 80p in each 1 raised at the garden gate goes to the NGS beneficiary charities which include Macmillan Cancer, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Hospices UK. She also thanked Savills for their kind generosity in sponsoring the booklet for the past five years, and the many advertisers who have made it possible to produce not only a free guide but also one of such high quality. The first garden to open this year will be Horstead House on the 21st February, followed by Bagthorpe Hall on 22 rd February, and finally Chestnut Farm on 26 th Feb and 1st March.

All have wonderful displays of snowdrops and late winter delights, are open 11am to 4pm and will serve warming refreshments. A perfect way to shake off the winter gloom! Pick up a copy of the Norfolk NGS 2015 Booklet at your local library, tourist information centre, garden centre or local nursery, or visit 1 Notes: Founded in 1927, The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) has donated more than 42.5 million to charity.

The NGS gave 2.5 million to its beneficiary charities in 2014 from money raised by opening gardens in England and Wales. We have donated over 24 million to charity in the last 10 years The NGS is Macmillan Cancer Support s biggest ever donor and has given 14.8m in total The NGS is Marie Curie Cancer Care s biggest ever donor and has given 6.9m in total In 2014 the donation made to Hospice UK was the biggest they have ever received The donation made to Perennial in 2014 is the largest in the charity s 174 year history – Spring at Hindringham Hall The three gardens opening for the National Gardens Scheme in Norfolk during March provide a final opportunity to see a display of winter snowdrops and the welcome arrival of spring with bold displays of daffodils. Chestnut Farm near West Beckham, opens on Sunday March 1.

Owners John and Judy Wilson have gardened here for 50 years collecting and nurturing plants from far and wide with a fantastic 90 varieties of snowdrops taking centre stage. There is much more to see, from hellebores to some rare scented winter shrubs, plus a display of metal sculptures by local blacksmith Toby Winterbourn. Local nurseries will also be visiting so plenty of plants to buy!

On Sunday March 29 at Hindringham Hall, Hindringham, this gorgeous Tudor Manor House complete with a 13 th Century moat is an unrivalled setting for the thousands of daffodils on show with over 30 different varieties to wander through. There will also be plants for sale. Also opening on March 29 is Gayton Hall at Gayton.

Here you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through 20 acres of water side gardens and woodland glades all in a tranquil setting. Stream banks are carpeted with primulas, daffodils and the fascinating prehistoric looking skunk cabbage flowers! All three gardens will have refreshments available including homemade teas.

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