Heritage open days | Conservation conversations - Green fingers for the future
Join us for a conservation conversation as our experts show you how we look after this special place and plan to protect it for future generations.
- Booking essential
- Free event
The formal gardens at Blickling were first laid out between 1616 and 1628, but the gardens that we see today are largely a nineteenth century creation. The National Trust began a programme of restoration in the 1970s, most recently with the reinvigoration of the neglected walled garden in 2014 and the orchard in 2021.
Join our Head Gardener for a walk through the walled garden, discovering its history and uses, past and present. Your guide will talk you through Blickling’s ‘no dig’ journey as part of our aims to address the impacts of climate change and the challenges of greener gardening over nearly 50 acres, as we work towards the National Trust goal of becoming net zero carbon by 2030.
Throughout the walk, we will also take a closer look at the history of many of the garden's most iconic features.
- Booking details
- Call 0344 2491895
- Families welcome
- Meeting point
- Walks start and end at the estate barn in the main car park
- What to bring and wear
- Please wear appropriate footwear for a walk through the garden
- The walk will take place within the garden mainly on gravel paths, please make sure to wear appropriate footwear and be prepared to be out and about for up to one and half hours.
- Entry to the house and garden before or after the talk will be an additional charge, free for National Trust members. Car parking fee waived for Heritage open day events