Open Gardens to be showcased

The church of St Margaret in Topcroft.

The church of St Margaret in Topcroft. - Credit: Archant

A large number of gardens will be open to the public this weekend as a popular event is held.

Topcroft Open Gardens will take place on Sunday, May 28 and Bank Holiday Monday, May 29.

There will be about 12 gardens open in the Norfolk village, near Bungay, between 11am and 5pm on both days.

With free parking, homemade refreshments available all day and free vintage bus rides around the village gardens, there will be plenty for the public to see.

Entry costs £4 per adult over both days, and all proceeds raised over the weekend will go to St. Margaret’s Church.

One of the event organisers, Daphne Beckett, said: “There will be twelve gardens open, including Topcroft Hall Gardens with extensive herbaceous borders, rose gardens and the famous Mulberry Tree under which the first Valentine letter was written by John Paston to Marjery Brewse.”