Special Anniversary Event



Anniversary Weekend at The Bressingham Gardens


Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th September


to celebrate the 50th year since Adrian put the first plant in the now renowned Foggy Bottom Garden.

17 acres, over 8,000 different plants, lots of ideas, lots of advice, and lots of plants to put in your garden!

 40% off advance garden entry tickets – you can’t afford to miss it! 

Pre-booking recommended for talks and refreshments, as tickets are limited.

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Foggy Bottom 50th Anniversary


Saturday 9th September – ‘Lessons from the 50-year garden’ talk by Adrian Bloom

50 years after he put in the first plant into the empty field which was to become a renowned garden, Adrian Bloom highlights – with some remarkable images – some of the dramatic transformations over that period. He will also point out successes and failures, plants that have stood the test of time – and his future vision for Foggy Bottom.

Adrian will sign his new book Gardening with Conifers and the popular Bloom’s Best Perennials and Grasses.

Sunday 10th September – ‘The Dell Garden – the first Bressingham Garden and the legacy of creator and founder Alan Bloom‘ talk by Jaime Blake

Jaime Blake will speak on the legacy of creator and founder Alan Bloom. In 1946 Alan Bloom purchased Bressingham Hall and Farm, but it was not until 1953 at age 47 that he started the gardens which were to become famous for his island beds of perennials, and through his books, radio and television, as well as with helper Percy Piper, breeding some outstanding new varieties. Alan was at the forefront of their renaissance as garden plants. Jaime has been Head Gardener in Alan Bloom’s Dell Garden since 1988.

Bressingham Hall and High Barn

Guided tours of Bressingham Hall, the former Bloom family home.

Please note – weddings and events, plus holiday lets, are available from 2017 onwards.


Pre-booked buffet lunch and cream tea served in the garden, Hall or Barn, according to weather.

Light lunch, from 1pm
Choose from Bloom’s Ploughman’s, Foggy Bottom Picnic Plate or Dell Garden Vegetarian Choice, all including drink.

Bressingham afternoon tea, from 4pm
Choose from Bressingham Cream Tea or The Hall Classic Finger Sandwiches & Cake, including drink.

Open Weekend Plant Sales

Bressingham Gardens Nursery offers a wide range of perennials online, by mail order. On this special occasion a selection of first quality perennials grown by Jason Bloom on his nearby nursery can be chosen personally for your own garden. Some of Adrian Bloom’s Best Perennials and Grasses, as well as shrubs and conifers, will be available.

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Foggy Bottom in 1974
1974: A view from the meadow looking towards Adrian & Rosemary’s new house, where the first part of the garden had been created from 1967.
Foggy Bottom in 2016
2016: A photograph taken in summer from the same position.