Gardens in East Anglia

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Anglesey Abbey - couple in the vuburnum

In the East of England, we’re lucky to have so many gardens that showcase the very best of this seasons blooms. From Walled Gardens, Kitchen Gardens, Glasshouses and Parterres, you might even find some inspiration for your own green space. 

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08 Nov 21

Nerines in November

Nerines can add a little dash of late autumn colour, with their pink and red shades. They require a sunny position and work well in borders. However, some varieties are particularly susceptible to the cold weather and will need protection over the winter, so you may want to consider planting them in containers. Nerines aren't fans of disturbance, so planting them in pots will make them easier to move and protect from cold snaps. Look out for them the next time your visit Felbrigg Hall.

Nerine

02 Nov 21

Ornamental grasses for autumn

Ornamental grasses look great in the borders at this time of year, with an autumnal colour palette, these grasses add structure and interest to the garden, when other flowers have finished blooming. You might want to consider Stipa gigantea, which adds height or Miscanthus sinensis ‘Kleine Silberspinne’ which adds a softness and pinkish colour. Whichever variety you choose, enjoy the calming effect of watching the grasses swaying in the breeze. To get a little inspiration, make sure you visit Wimpole's Walled Garden.

Family walking in autumnal sunlight through the Walled Garden

29 Sep 21

Michaelmas daisies add autumn colour

Asters, or Michaelmas daisies, range in colour from white to blue to purple and bring colour, warmth and beauty to the garden when many of our summer blooms are fading. Aster comes from the Ancient Greek word astḗr, meaning "star", referring to the shape of the flower head.

Michaelmas is the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel (also the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels). In Christianity, the Archangel Michael is the greatest of all the Archangels and is seen as a protector against the dark of night.

It used to be said that harvest had to be completed by Michaelmas, 29 September, marking the end of the productive season and the beginning of a new cycle of farming.

You can enjoy these blooms on your next visit to the Walled Garden at Wimpole Estate.

Close up of Aster ammelus Empress