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Our Garden is on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, in an area rich in beautiful gardens.

Ready to Welcome You as Our Gardens Open in March

We are delighted to finally be able to open the gates to the gardens now on the 27th March, along with the Steam Museum. Whilst we would normally welcome visitors to the Winter Garden from early February, there is still plenty of colour to be seen and until will cut the Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’, that can also still really be enjoyed. 

To pre-book tickets, please follow the link here to the Bressingham Steam Museum page. 

The Gardens are now open from 10.02.2024 every day 10.30 till dusk. 

BUY YOUR ENTRY TICKET HERE or pay locally in the honesty box inside the white gates leading to the winter garden

£7 cash – please bring exact change.

Access directly with your ticket through the white gates across the rail tracks which will be open. Tickets will be checked randomly around the gardens, please have the confirmation email with you.

Any other time, it is possible to arrange private openings outside of season or opening times – please send as an email on

Private Guided visits are available prior arrangement – Please email

Adrian Bloom guided visit (approximately 1,5 hours) £130

Volunteer guided visit (approximately 1,5 hour) £30

Main Season Garden Tickets 1 April to 31  October OPERATED by STEAM MUSEUM

include entry to the Steam Museum but does not include rides – Pay on the door.

Adult (including charitable Gift Aid) £8.99
Adult with no Gift Aid £8.17

Concession 65+ with Gift Aid £8.49
Concession 65+ without Gift Aid £7.72

Child (3 – 16 years) with Gift Aid £5.59
Child (3 – 16 years) without Gift Aid £5.08

Visiting with Dogs

We regret to inform our visitors, that unfortunately, due to steam trains running on our grounds, the public liability insurance contract will not allow dogs on site. We would love for you to be able to visit with your furry friends, and hope that Insurance companies will soon change their rules. Thank you for understanding.

Plan your weekend

Plan your visit to world famous Bressingham Gardens. Spectacular Winter Norfolk Suffolk garden visit near Anglesey Abbey and Cambridge Botanic Gardens. Make a weekend garden tour with neighbouring Fuller’s Mill, Helmingham Hall and Wyken Hall Gardens.

Steam Museum

Bressingham Gardens and Steam Experience is a unique combination arising out of the passions of founder Alan Bloom, whose profession of nurseryman and gardener and hobby of a steam powered collection of trains and traction engines led to the leisure destination of Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum (The Steam Museum is now a charitable trust).

Here families with children can enjoy train rides into the Waveney woodland and valley and around Alan Bloom’s Dell Garden, ride on the Victorian Roundabout, the Gallopers or visit the Dad’s Army reconstruction of Warmington on Sea as shown in the ever popular TV series Dad’s Army.

For further details regarding visiting, Bressingham Steam Museum website or call on 01379 686900.

How to find us

The Bressingham Gardens lay to the west of Bressingham Garden Centre and Bressingham Steam Museum, both of which have ample car parks, although on very busy holiday weekends or event days an additional car park will be open, entry west of Bressingham Church.

The Gardens lie south of the A1066 road, 2.5 miles west of Diss, 14 miles east of Thetford.

If coming by train: our nearest train station is Diss, 3,4 miles away. There is no bus service between us and the station. Taxis are readily available. Here are a few phone numbers: Jenny Taxis +447768361144, Andy +447511199241

You might want to visit our neighbouring other beautiful gardens: Fuller’s Mill, Helmingham Hall, Wyken Hall, Cambridge Botanic Gardens, Anglesey Abbey to name just a few.

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