East Ruston Old Vicarage, if you have ever visited this corner of North East Norfolk you will probably be aware of East Ruston Old Vicarage the garden and it’s owners are legendary in these parts. The Old Vicarage garden has been converted, extended and defended by layer upon layer of hedging, fencing and trees and shrubs.
Internally the Vicarage is a joy to all who visit, even if you just wish to idle in the tearoom and enjoy the fine fare.
Opening is a short week and half days, however, if you plan well, book your accommodation Wednesday to Sunday and keep an afternoon free you will enjoy one of the countries garden masterpieces.
The gardens are set on a flat plain, a mile and a half from the North Sea you would think that the quality and quantity of plants grown within wouldn’t be possible. The layering of the hedgerows create a micro climate where it would appear Mr Gray can grow anything.
There are also some natty little touches a hedgerow with a porthole cut into it to frame the iconic Happisburgh Lighthouse is a real crowd pleaser.
I popped by at the weekend but was a little later than I had hoped, the sky was black and we had already had hail the size of peas…I gave it a miss but will definitely be popping by throughout late Spring and Summer for some garden inspiration.
The Vicarage gardens open from Easter until October, do drop in when in North Norfolk