East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens
East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens is a notable privately owned garden in the county of Norfolk
OPENING DATES 2019
The garden will open on Saturday 2nd March and close on Saturday 26th October.
The garden and tea room is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays 12.00 to 5.30pm.
The Tea Room opens at 12pm - please see Tea Room page for details.
Adult £9.50. Children £1.00 (3-14 years).
Season Ticket £30. Private Visit £25.00 (minimum 20 people)
Guided tours by Alan Gray (including lunch) take place on the following dates:
Dates: 18th April, 3rd May, 6th June, 5th July, 12th July, 2nd August, 9th August.
£45.00 per person.
Limited places available, please book early.
Alan Gray also gives guided tours to private groups with a minimum of 15 people.
Colour in the garden with Nick Bailey 10th September booking at http://www.gardenmasterclass.org
The Garden can be hired as a wedding reception venue, please contact us if you would like to discuss this.
FLOWERS FOR CHRISTMAS 2019
17th, 18th & 19th December. £50 per person. To book please call the office
When we first came to the Old Vicarage there was no garden whatsoever and all of the current gardens were designed ourselves.
One of our great joys is to see the pleasure the garden brings to visitors, everybody seems to find some part of it that is special to them.
Throughout the garden you will see many rare and unusual plants growing. We endeavour to propagate from these in small numbers so that they may be purchased from the plant sales area. Many of these rare varieties are difficult or slow to increase, so if you see a plant growing in the garden that you would like, do ask, we may have some tucked away.
Our garden lies 1½ miles from the North Sea in an exposed prairie landscape containing large arable fields. Many of the wildlife habitats have long been swept away and we have endeavoured throughout the garden to replace these by the planting of mixed hedgerows, banks, wildflower areas and ponds.
The soil here is of excellent quality, a light sandy loam with a neutral pH. With very rare frosts due to being close to the coast and careful planting to provide shelter, we have created a micro climate allowing us to plant a wide variety of plants.
We have two Tearooms both with fabulous Firestorm wood burning stoves for when it’s chilly outside, when the weather decides to co-operate there is a Tea Garden with ample seating in both sun and shade.
We look forward to welcoming you to our gardens soon.