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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 main open season is April to October, every day 10.30 to 5 pm.

The Bressingham Gardens main open season coincides with that of our partner on site, the Bressingham Steam Museum, from whom all tickets for this season can be purchased; entry through the Steam Museum.

In Autumn, if the season colours hold beautifully in November, we have a special prolonged opening. We publish details at the end of October.

In Winter, usually mid February, we have a special Winter Garden opening for a few weeks. We publish exact dates in January according to the season.

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

Guided Visits  – Read Visitors reviews

2021 Special Open Guided Visits available on Wednesdays at 11,30 am. Meet by the Winter Garden entrance. Cost £5 on top of entry ticket – Book your place here

Private Guided visits are available prior arrangement – Please email erica@bressinghamgardens.com

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

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

Main Season Garden Tickets

include entry to the Steam Museum but does not include rides.

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

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

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

PAY ON THE DOOR 

Gardeners’ Days

These quieter days are Mondays and Tuesdays out of school holiday periods, usually only one diesel train and Gallopers will be operating.

Season Tickets

Season tickets are available to visit the gardens within the Steam Museum opening season between April and October at GBP 30. BUY SEASON TICKET

Group Bookings 

A group rate of £8 per person is available for parties larger than 12 visitors. It is necessary to book in advance, payment on the day at the Steam Museum entrance. Get your Booking Form here

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.

The Gardens are now open from 11.02.2022 to 30.03.2022, every day 10.30 till dusk. 

BUY YOUR ENTRY TICKET HERE

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 te confirmation email with you.

Winter special opening Sunday 27th February 2 PM: Award winning Winter Garden and Foggy Bottom Guided Visit with Adrian Bloom, Bressingham hall tour with tea and cake.

‘Enjoy an afternoon of sheer delight walking amidst unexpected colour and fragrance through the award winning Winter garden and Foggy Bottom with their designer and head gardener 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.

Join us at 2 pm for a guided tour of the gardens, followed by tea and scrumptious homemade cake (gluten free options available), and topped off with a historical guided visit of the  house with a Bloom family member who grew up in the Hall.’

FEW PLACES ONLY: BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW FOR 27 FEBRUARY 2022

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

Private Guided visits are available prior arrangement – Please email erica@bressinghamgardens.com

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

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

Main Season Garden Tickets April to October OPERATED by SYEAM MUSEUM

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

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

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

Child:
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.

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.

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