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.

The basics

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

Contact Info

Blickling Estate
Call 01263 738030

Upcoming events

Trust 10

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Whether you want to push yourself or just have a gentle run with some new friends, our free monthly 10k trail runs are a great way to blow away the cobwebs, get some exercise and take in spectacular scenery.

Exhibitions in The Loft - Norfolk Craft Guild | 8 June - 3 July

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Featuring work by artists including Chrystal Adcock, Helen Bennett, Hazel Millington and Julie Temperton, Norfolk Craft Guild will be exhibiting a wide range of gifts, perfect for treating yourself

HSBC UK Breeze rides

Thu 30 Jun 2022
HSBC UK Breeze offers fun, free bike rides for women of all abilities across the UK.

Exhibitions in The Loft - Norfolk Creations | 6 - 31 July

Wed 06 Jul 2022
Featuring the work of over twenty local artists and artisan crafters, Norfolk Creations will be exhibiting in The Loft from 6 - 31 July.

Come Out and Play at Blickling Estate

Sat 23 Jul 2022
Hit the target, reach the top and beat your best this summer with daily activities at Blickling Estate.

Mobiloo at Blickling Estate

Sat 06 Aug 2022
We're delighted to welcome Mobiloo back to Blickling providing a fully accessible changing space during our busiest times of year.