Explore Blickling inside and out
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.