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Bressingham Hall Summer Garden Retreat


Bressingham Hall Summer Garden Tour Retreat


Join us for a six night, 7 days tour of some of East Anglia’s best kept secret gardens and areas of natural beauty.

Lodging at the intimate Bressingham Hall (8 bedrooms only), surrounded by 17 acres of world renowned gardens, we will discover the behind the scenes of making and maintaining a garden, we will enjoy having home cooked dinner in the Bloom family home, and every day we will explore neighbouring gardens, talking to the owners and gardeners learning what inspired them in their creation.

Gardens we will explore are Fuller’s Mill, Helmingham Hall and Wyken Hall, Beth Chatto’s, Peter Beales Roses, Fuller’s Mill among others. They are all very different and deeply inspiring.

Enjoy being pampered at this magnificent Georgian Manor, its spacious rooms, with large windows overlooking the gardens and home cooked food.

Choose the room type you prefer, we have 5 very spacious suites, most with garden view, and some smaller and beautiful rooms. All rooms except one (Phlox) are on the first floor.


You can choose from the following options when booking below:

  1. B&B from including 3 dinners at the Hall GBP 1320 for the 6 nights for 2 people.
  2.  You can take up one or more guided day trips. Each day trip is charged separately at £120 per person, to allow everyone the freedom to tailor their experience. The cost includes lunch and garden tours. These day trips are self drive.

DAY TRIP itineraries 

Day 1. Check in after 4.

Day 2. Today we will give ourselves the luxury of living the garden like Lords and Ladies of the Manor, like enjoying an early morning coffee in the garden still in a dressing gown, reading a book in the shade of the centuries-old oak or lying on the grass in the midst of thousands of beautiful flowers, picking a bunch of flowers while we walk, having lunch talking about plants with Adrian Bloom, who was born here and created the garden. In the afternoon we will go to visit the nursery garden of Peter Beales, together with David Austin and Harkness they made the history of the English Rose. Their rose garden is made up of large flowered arches, statues and dreamy flowered perspectives!

Day 3. Today we head north to discover the flowery coasts of Norfolk. We will go to visit the impressive Holker Hall, an ancient and imposing estate with one of the largest parks in England, overlooking the sea. The days of July are long, and with great relaxation we will treat ourselves to an unforgettable day among the flowering coasts of limonium, sand dunes, chic villages and lunch at the pub.

Day 4. Today we will go to visit the beautiful garden of Helmingham Hall, created by Lady Tollemache, garden designer and great fan of roses. A classic garden around an important residence surrounded by an ancient park still populated by fallow deer and deer. In the afternoon we will go for a walk in nearby Knettishall Heath, a birch forest now in bloom with thousands of wild foxes.

Day 5. Today we will go a little further to visit one of the most fascinating realities in the field of contemporary female gardening. Beth Chatto, the queen of Dry Gardening, in the nearby county of Essex is a nursery of excellence, a large and diverse garden. Her gravel Garden is always a great thrill and an inexhaustible source of inspiration. On return, free time to enjoy the garden and Bressingham Manor.

Day 6. This morning we go for a walk on the Suffolk coast to Dunwich, a spectacular reserve. In the afternoon, returning, we will go to Wyken Hall, a surprising reality in terms of the quality of hospitality, the refinement of the garden, of the shop and even more of the restaurant connected to the vineyard. In fact, Wyken, owned by Kenneth and Carla Carlisle, is a concentrate of refined passion for flavors, colors and life in all its forms. A colorful garden in all seasons around an ancient house, renovated to be lived and enjoyed by family and many friends.

Day 7. A visit to the Cambridge Botanical Gardens, wonderful in all seasons.

TO BOOK YOUR ROOM, please fill in the form below

Choose the room type you prefer, we have 5 very spacious suites, most with garden view, and some smaller and beautiful rooms. All rooms except one (Phlox) are on the first floor.

The price reflects the size of the room and the views. Find a detailed description of each room below.

PLEASE COVER YOUR BOOKING WITH TRAVEL INSURANCE. We have an up to 90 day before the trip 50% cancellation fee, and no refund from 89 days before the trip.

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TO PAY: this event is managed by our partner Erica Vaccari and her Garden Travel Agency Viaggi Floreali – you can pay the agency directly for your room using the link next to each room description – you can book and pay the day trips on the same payment page.

Please make sure you fill in the booking form with the same name used for the payment.

Aster – BOOKED

The Aster Room is one of our Suites with large windows on two walls, a 4 poster bed. It has a bath and a shower. It enjoys gorgeous views over the gardens and wonderful light.

Lavender – BOOKED

The Lavender room is a bright and welcoming room with a delicate, feminine feel. It has a beautiful bath tub and a shower. It enjoys gorgeous views over the gardens and wonderful light.


B&B Couple price £ 1680 for 6 nights B&B and 3 dinners each. BOOKED

B&B for triple occupancy £ 1920 for 6 nights and 3 dinners each. 

Peony room BOOKED

Peony is a very spacious room with windows on two walls, enjoying the beautiful morning sun. It has a king size bed and a single bed and a spacious shower.

Phlox suite 

Option 1. B&B Couple price £ 1580 6 nights B&B and 3 dinners (£770 per person) BOOKED

Phlox is a twin room on the ground floor, restored and redecorated in 2021. It has a full bathroom with good walk in shower, its own lounge with a 6 ft snooker table. It looks out on to the terrace.

Echinacea – BOOKED

Echinacea is a very intimate, welcoming bedroom, slightly smaller than the others. It has a good shower, a king size bed, a French bed and chaise longue.

Crocosmia BOOKED

Crocosmia is an intimate twin room with views over the Dell and walled garden, with external bathroom with shower shared with one more single room.

Iris – Booked

Iris is a very intimate single room with exquisite views over the Dell garden. with external bathroom with shower shared with one more single room.