Open gardens event in Golden Triangle

People will be given a rare chance to enjoy exploring nearly 40 different gardens in the city's Golden Triangle area in June.

The Golden Gardens event on June 25 and 26 will see people opening their garden gates to the public to raise funds and awareness for Age UK Norfolk and Age UK Norwich.

The event is part of the Campaign for Later Life in Norfolk and all money raised will go towards developing services for older people in the county.

Suzanne Handsley, head of corporate and individual giving at Age UK Norfolk, said: 'It is the first time we have held this event.

'We have got nearly 40 different gardens involved including some allotments.

'There will be a phenomenal range of different types of gardens open to the public including some very ornate and formal gardens, patio gardens covered in pots, tiered gardens, gardens with woodlands, and gardens with chickens.

'There will be lots of variety there to offer inspiration.

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'For most of the gardens this will be the first time they have been open to the public.'

Linda Brooks, volunteer committee member for Age UK Norfolk, said it would be a wonderful event that would open up the secrets of many of the beautiful gardens in the Golden Triangle.

The gardens will be open from 10am until 5pm on both days and there will be live music on both afternoons at the Plantation Garden in Earlham Road.

Refreshments will be available at St Peter's Church in Park Lane, the Plantation Garden, and one of the larger gardens in Town Close Road.

There will also be a minibus service operated by Peter Taylor Funeral Directors between the different gardens.

The event is sponsored by Arnolds, based in the Waitrose store at Eaton, and people attending Golden Gardens will be able to park at Notcutts Garden Centre.

Entry to the gardens is by a brochure which costs �5. The brochure can be bought in advance or on the day.

For more information or to pre-order a brochure email or call Maddie Handsley on 01603 787111.

Are you raising funds for a good cause? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email

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