Ditchingham Hall to open gardens to raise money for charity

PUBLISHED: 13:08 10 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:58 13 April 2017

Ditchingham Hall gardens

Ditchingham Hall gardens

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A rare opportunity will be made for people to visit the glorious gardens at Ditchingham Hall.

On Sunday, April 23, the venue will open its grounds between 2pm and 5pm to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

One of South Norfolk’s best kept secrets, the gardens of this private estate boast fine roses, colourful borders, a majestic woodland, and a picturesque lake.

All set in the grounds of the Grade One Queen Anne Hall, dating from the early 18th Century.

The Estate, owned by The Earl Ferrers, opens to the public twice a year to support local charities, welcoming visitors to admire the seasonal delights of the garden in bloom.

Estate spokesman Jane Wickstead said: “We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Ditchingham in April when the spring gardens are at their very best.

“The Macmillan committee have worked very hard to organise this event and we wish them every success in this and all their fund raising this year.

“Macmillan Cancer Support is a wonderful charity who deserve every possible support - so please come and enjoy the afternoon.”

Helen Glenholmes, fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support added: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of The Earl Ferrers and Ditchingham Hall for sharing this opportunity with us. We hope that the community will make the most of this very special occasion and help us to raise funds for our local cancer services.

“Every day, 28 people in Norfolk and Suffolk hear the devastating news they have cancer, and there are over 60,000 people living with or beyond a cancer diagnosis in the region. Macmillan funds over 150 Macmillan professionals across both counties, and runs a financial service to help local families cope with the cost of cancer.”

A £4 entrance fee will be donated to the charity though under 16s can go for free.

Local Macmillan Volunteers will provide home baked treats and light refreshments to enjoy in this beautiful setting. Bring the whole family along for a fantastic day out.

Ditchingham Hall is on the B1332 Norwich Road, and is located three miles outside of Bungay.

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