Nature lovers will have the chance to explore some of Norfolk’s most stunning gardens as part of the National Garden Scheme.

East Ruston Old Vicarage, Mannington Estate and Gayton Hall are all taking part in the scheme on weekends in March. 

Julia Stafford Allen, the scheme’s organiser for Norfolk, said: “It can be so lovely to get outside at this time of year and these great gardens have opened for us for many years and we are so fortunate to have them in the scheme.”

East Ruston Old Vicarage - an 32-acre exotic coastal garden - will be open on Saturday, March 18 from midday-5.30pm. Admission is £13 or £2 for children. 

Gayton Hall will be open on Sunday, March 26 from 11am-4.30pm. Admission is £6 for adults and children go free. Visitors can follow paths through a watery landscape, which extends over 20 acres. 

Mannington Estate will also be open on March 26 - admission is £6 for adults and free for children. 

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