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Bressingham Hall Garden retreats for couples

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Staying at Bressingham Hall with your loved one  

We have teamed up with our favourite Garden Tour Operator and member of the Bloom family to offer Garden themed breaks based at Bressingham Hall.

Usually rented as a whole holiday let, for the first time since the renovation, Bressingham Hall is being made available on a half board basis for couples to join us, on selected dates, to enjoy lodging at our family Manor House and experience the seasonal highlights of the Bressingham Gardens and their immediate surroundings of natural beauty.

 

Make it as relaxing or active as you wish!

Our offer includes some two nights with Breakfast and Dinner and a guided visit of the Gardens with the Owner or head gardener and some longer stays in the Summer.

You are welcome to spend the day relaxing in the gardens with a book, explore the many beautiful gardens, beaches and woods on your own, or take up one or more activities offered.

We are lucky enough to live in an area filled with natural beauty and exciting gardens.

Activities offered:

Rides on the Steam trains and Gallopers

Make your own Flower hair comb – a short , easy workshop to learn to make fresh and everlasting hair decorations for yourself or as gifts. 

Make your own Flower head crown – a fun and creative couple of hours using fresh and or dry flowers and grasses to make a head dress. 

Make your own natural Wreath – a fun workshop to create seasonal wreaths using materials from the gardens. 

‘Make your own real Italian Pizza’ – a fun and inspiring two session workshop to learn the traditional Italian way to make pizza in any oven. 

Make your own Confit tomatoes – an afternoon to learn to preserve your tomatoes to keep 12 months and over (if they last – I eat mine within a couple of months). Subject to tomato season (June to October)

 

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Seasonal, homely, tasty food

What are you likely to eat at Bressingham Hall?

We use fresh, seasonal ingredients and cook on the day. We do not use frozen or ready made food. We believe in raw materials and cooking everything from scratch.

For dinner we provide a different three course menu each day, cooked fresh with seasonal ingredients. You are welcome to let us know of any allergies/intolerances at the time of booking, so we can choose the right menu to suit everyone.

Breakfast: granola, homemade muesli, fresh fruit, Plain yogurt, plant based yogurt and milk alternatives, roasted nuts, Alan Bloom’s Rhubarb compote, white and granary bread and toast, peanut butter, tahini, marmalade, marmite on the self service buffet. On order you are likely to find Pancakes, eggs and bacon, porridge.

Dinner: they change all the time, but here are some ideas.

Traditional Italian risotto, Pan fried Salmon with warm roast vegetables salad, lemon Bavoir

Our Garden vegetable velloutê, English Roast chicken, Tiramisù alla frutta

Vegan/gluten/dairy free options: quinoa and vegetable fritters, alternative pancake lasagne with vegetable ragù, vegan chocolate mousse.

9th-11th May 2022

Enjoy walking amidst Rhododendrons, unfurling ferns,  ornamental cherries, magnolias, peonies and the excitement of the Spring gardens.

You might be on your way to the Chelsea Flower Show and want to truly relax and have an intimate break before the hustle and bustle of busy London.

Day trips offered: guided visit of Helmingham Hall, guided visit of Wyken Hall gardens, Guided visit of Fuller’s Mill and magnificent West Stow Hall with antique frescoes.

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31st July – 2nd August 2022

Enjoy walking amidst drifts of grasses and vividly coloured blooms, Summer at Bressingham is a heaven for flower lovers. Discover our unique collections Agapanthus, Kniphofias, Heleniums, Crocosmias, Phlox, Astilbe, grasses Hydrangeas and a lot more.

Make the most of the early and late hours of the day, when light is special and makes the quiet garden into a truly intimate experience. Bring your own wine or bubbles and choose a favourite spot to savour the privilege. 

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9th-15th July 2022 SOLD OUT

Less than an hour east from Stansted airport, an ancient world is hidden, silent and full of surprises for lovers of the countryside and the garden.

Let yourself fall in love with the nature of this land, nestled between the sea and the magical birch woods, rich in heathland and woods shaded in pink from the beginning of July with thousands of Foxgloves and sweetened by the golden wheat and barley fields.

Our days trips will take you to areas of natural beauty, but also small, almost unknown private gardens and will sample lots of good local food.

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20th-22nd February 2023

Enjoy a short break of sheer delight walking amidst unexpected colour and fragrance through our award winning Winter garden, led by Adrian Bloom.

Allow yourself to be led, tiptoeing, into Adrian’s magic world of winter botanical drama where fiery naked branches and trunks provide awe inspiring combinations, backed by a myriad of diverse shades of evergreens finely enriched by dry grasses and seedheads left standing among heathers and beautifully scented winter flowering shrubs.

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