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The Bressingham Gardens
Lovely evening light at Foggy Bottom. ... See MoreSee Less
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Please help us oppose the Pylons at Bressingham, through the Waverney Valley, and across the beautiful countryside of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Three important actions are needed NOW!Find out how to support us on this link:https://www.thebressinghamgardens.com/oppose-the-pylons/ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

The Bressingham Gardens
Near the entrance to the gardens, looking across to the Winter Garden at this time of year, you will see the spreading arms of Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'. These are loaded with flowers which are born above the branches and make for an impressive display. ... See MoreSee Less
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We love plants and our gardens, but today we feel we need to talk about something else. Please read on and support Norfolk/Suffolk nature, wildlife and many beautiful life endeavours that would be completely wiped out if these Pylons were to be put through the Waverney Valley.You will no doubt have heard or read about National Grid’s recent proposal for a new electricity transmission line of 50 metre high pylons, stretching overland from Dunston near Norwich to Tilbury and passing between Bressingham and Roydon in South Norfolk. For us at Bressingham Gardens, with a 17 acre world renowned garden, the popular steam museum and the recently established Hall and Barn wedding venue, the pylons would be nothing short of a disaster.Maps from the proposed National Grid’s “East Anglia Green” pylons are sited on our land. They would seriously diminish the visitor experience of the valley and would be visible over a very large swathe of beautiful countryside including Roydon, Bressingham, Wortham and beyond. They would traverse and affect SSSI’s, protected fen and farmland and a key environmental protection scheme involving the upper reaches of the River Waveney.We have attached a resume of our detailed objections.We are writing to you now because although the project is said to be in its early stages, National Grid has asked for initial reactions from local residents, businesses, local authorities and others. They want these by the middle of next month. We believe that the earlier National Grid is aware of local concerns the more chance we will all have of the pylons and their cables being re-routed – possibly here or elsewhere but OFFSHORE or UNDERGROUND.We understand the need for modernisation of transmission routes. We have attached an initial statement by CPRE Norfolk, with which we agree. Opposing the proposals, CPRE declares that resorting to 1960s technology, which is widely recognised as damaging to residents and the environment alike, is not the way to go. National Grid clearly recognise the environmental case against such pylons since they have proposed that the cables should be under-grounded in Dedham vale area of outstanding natural beauty. We believe they must accept the same solution for the complete new transmission line.Please let us, but above all, let the National Grid know your views.There is a petition at SAY NO TO 180km of Essex Suffolk Norfolk pylons - and build a strategic offshore grid instead https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/…READ OUR ARGUMENTS HERE AND HELP US OPPOSE THE PYLONS https://www.thebressinghamgardens.com/oppose-the-pylons/ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

The Bressingham Gardens
Some of the so-called Knaphill Azaleas are outstanding for their vibrant colours. Being deciduous, they often have good autumn colour too. This is typical of some of the more colourful flowers, a similar one which is widely available is 'Gibraltar'. #azalea #woodland #orangeflowers ... See MoreSee Less
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