Explore Blickling inside and out

Two ladies cycling on the Blickling Estate, Norfolk

When was the last time you visited Blickling? Kick start your summer and get planning for some fun. Take a look at what's in store for you on your next visit and help us look after Blickling for ever, for everyone.

Get planning for the summer

Discover more of the garden

The garden comes into its own at this time of year, with an abundance of colour throughout, lasting until the end of the summer.  The double borders are a particular highlight or discover the secret garden and its beautiful sundial.

You could join a garden tour (10.30am and 1.30pm daily) and learn more about the garden, the volunteers and staff behind it and the history of its creation.  Enjoy a walk around the walled garden and see how it has been transformed.  

Don't forget to ask our knowledgable garden team for green fingered tips on your own garden. 

The Parterre Garden at Blickling Estate, Norfolk
The Parterre Garden at Blickling Estate, Norfolk
The Parterre Garden at Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Music and art in the garden

Folk and early music duo Chanter’s Jigge will be in the garden at Blickling on 19 July and then again on 23 and 30 August from 1-3pm. Get your feet tapping with songs, ayres, jigs and jollies from around Europe and across the centuries, played and sung with ancient, traditional and modern instruments.

From 17 June until 16 July you'll find a variety of art and sculptures around the garden, created by four local artists; Mary Richardson, Pia Zocca, Chris White and Jackie Watson. Their work includes glass, clay and cold cast bronze art pieces, and they will be available to purchase.

Explore the sculpture trail in the garden
Sculpture of a dog among wild flowers
Explore the sculpture trail in the garden
A man cycling on a bike

Explore a little further... 

Why not try out our new all-weather, multi-use trail over the holidays. The route offers a 4-mile (6.5km) safe off-road path through Blickling’s beautiful historic park and farm land. It's tailored for families to explore, but it's also perfect for cyclists, walkers, runners and adapted wheelchair users to enjoy. As it starts and finishes at the Muddy Boots cafe, there's lots of opportunity to reward yourself with a well earned treat.

Discover the story of India in the house

We've been marking the 70th anniversary of India's independence this year by exploring Lord Lothian's connection with India.  We'll take you back in time to July 1938 and a country house party.  You'll hear some interesting views about the thinking of the time expressed by Lord Lothian and his influential contemporaries.  Among Lord Lothian's house guests were the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter, Indira.

With a special focus on our conservation work on Tuesdays, costumed interpretation on Wednesdays and 1930s cooking in the kitchen on selected days, there's something to suit all tastes.

What will you discover as you explore?
Two visitors walking in to the Upper Ante room
What will you discover as you explore?

Fancy treating yourself?

If you get a little peckish, or fancy buying something in the shop, you can enjoy it all the more in the knowledge that you're helping us with every penny you spend.  So you've got more excuse to find a gem in the second-hand bookshop, enjoy a piece of cake or buy a plant for your garden.

Woman having tea and cake
Did you know...

We couldn't do it without you...

Every visit you make contributes to our vital conservation work... the cups of tea, pieces of cake, garden strolls, dog walks and books bought, help us to keep Blickling special for ever, for everyone.