“Nothing is quite the same” will be the comment from many, following the coronavirus pandemic. We all know it is not over and as garden centres and shops open up, caution still has to be followed by the management, owners and the public. Last weekend the first tentative steps were taken in opening the 17-acre Bressingham Gardens for the first time since March.
The first entrants were there at the 11am opening time, Sarah Banks with young son Albert, and even younger baby Florence. Like most early visitors, Sarah was desperate to get out in a pleasant environment and, recently moved to Banham, this was her first visit to the gardens.
“This week has been steady”, said Adrian Bloom, Chairman of the Bloom family business, who own the gardens and are responsible for maintaining them. “With our garden staff away for 6 weeks this spring it is amazing the gardens are in such good shape and of course has been relatively easy for people to abide by the social distancing rule of two metres. We are very happy to welcome visitors, and whether you are a keen gardener or just glad to be in a beautiful environment for a few hours is immaterial, the gardens continue to change through the seasons and offer an interest and refuge to all”.