Great Garden Trail - July garden events

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1st July 2019, 00:00 AM - 31st July 2019, 23:59 PM |

The Great Garden Trail returns for 2019 with even more gardens to explore across Suffolk!

This July, we have a number of Great Garden Trail events for you to visit.


Hungerdowns, Hungerdown Lane, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex CO7 7LZ: Sunday 7 July from 2 – 5pm

This garden has many rooms including a white garden, orchard, six acre deciduous wood with large yew maze.


There is also a vegetable garden, many old varieties of rose and a mixture of hedges and topiary.

Entry is £3 for adults and children can enter for free.

Felixstowe Open Gardens, 41 Westmorland Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 9TJ: Sunday 7 July from 11am to 5pm

Explore a number of pretty suburban gardens spread across Felixstowe which vary in size, shape and colour.


An assortment of interesting areas and themes to explore in each garden which includes one which has eclectic features and another is a haven for wildlife. Two Alvis cars will be displayed at the Princes Road garden on the trail. Parking varies depending on location of garden.

Entry is £4 for adults and under 16s can enter for free.

Stowupland Cottage Gardens, 2 Thatch Cottage, The Green, Stowupland, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 4AD: Sunday 7 July from 1 – 6pm

Discover three gorgeous and intriguing gardens which include a wide variety of shrubs, roses and flowers.


There are a number of water features to explore in all 3 gardens. One garden includes a Dove Cote Tree House Avery, another is very wildlife friendly and has a number of chickens. The third garden comprises of an interesting rockery area.

Entry costs £5 for adults and children can enter for free.

Priors Oak, Leiston Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5QE: Sunday 14 July from 1 – 6pm

This stunning ten acre garden includes a wildlife and butterfly garden with ornamental salad, herb and vegetable gardens. This features a small wood, edged by a pathway of 100 buddleias, herbaceous borders, fragrant and exotic plants and trees, and a wildlife area with ponds, bogs and acid grass meadow.


You can marvel at restored railway carriages, a small family museum and a retirement home for tortoises, donkeys and sheep.

Donations for entry and children can enter for free.

High House Fruit Farm tour and Loganberry cream tea event, High House Farm Road, Sudbourne, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2BL: Saturday 20 July from 2 – 5pm

Enjoy a tour of this working fruit farm, nestled in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Learn about the growing and harvesting of a variety of soft fruits then sit back and enjoy a home grown loganberry cream tea.


Booking essential, please contact Fundraising at St Elizabeth Hospice to book a space – 01473 723600.

Sensible shoes and insect repellent is advised for visiting.

Entry for adults is £5 and children can enter for free (maximum if 12-15 people per group)

Mount Pleasant, Pin Mill Road Chelmondiston, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 1JD: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July from 10am to 5pm

A small cottage garden on five levels with a combination of vegetables, hens and bright cottage garden borders.


Culminating in a Summer House on the top tier with a pergola and vine surround.

Donations for entry.

Aldeburgh Community Hospital Sensory Garden, Park Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP5 5ES: Saturday 27 July from 2 – 4pm

There are several gardens within the hospital grounds including a beautiful sensory garden.


It is a year round garden full of colour, texture and scent and is designed to attract wildlife.

A small copse houses bird and bat boxes, insect homes and hedgehog houses to encourage wildlife.

A pond with a bog garden is an attractive and soothing feature. The garden contains sculptures on loan from local artists.

Entry is £3 for adults and children can enter for £1.

Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0BT: Sunday 28 July from 11am to 4pm

The gardens of this Elizabethan mansion feature an avenue of Irish yews, a splendid rose garden with lily-pond, herbaceous borders and a summer house.


Cedar and beech trees complete a very traditional setting within an ancient 300 acre park. Admire the small collection of sculptures and enjoy refreshments in the conservatory. House tours are available. To book please call 07920 855041.

Entry for adults is £5 and under 16s can enter for free.

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