Welcome to the Bressingham Gardens

Welcome to the Bressingham Gardens. A paradise for gardeners with two beautiful six acre gardens, created by Alan and Adrian Bloom over many years where new features are still being developed and planned.

The Plants

The Gardens

For Garden Lovers

Please note – Special 2014 Winter Openings at The Bressingham Gardens 

In co-operation with Blooms Garden Centre, the Winter Gardens and Foggy Bottom will be open from February 1st until March 31st 2014, from 11am until 4.30pm each day.  Why not come and see for yourself the spectacular planting that makes The Bressingham Gardens a winter garden glory.

Admission is £5.00 per adult, children under 15 free, regret no concessions. Tickets can be purchased from Blooms Garden Centre adjacent to the gardens. The garden centre is an ideal venue to have a coffee or lunch while visiting the gardens. If you are interested in visiting as a group during our special 2014 Winter Garden Openings, then please call 01379 688292 for information or email to info@bressinghamgardens.com

 Note: We are sure visitors will understand that in severe winter conditions, frost, snow or heavy rain, the gardens may have to close due to potential damage and visitor safety. Please call the garden centre on 01379 688585 if the gardens are your main purpose for visiting and the weather is a concern. Please also be aware that Bressingham Gardens, and Foggy Bottom in particular, are unsuitable for wheelchair access during the winter months.

Foggy Bottom in midwinter. On a frosty morning, the combination of evergreen conifers, heathers and ornamental grasses form a seamless tapestry of foliage.

Foggy Bottom in midwinter.
On a frosty morning, the combination of evergreen conifers, heathers and ornamental grasses form a seamless tapestry of foliage.


For the average or would-be gardener

The Bressingham Gardens is a mecca for serious gardeners with 17 acres of intensely planted gardens containing (at last count) over 8000 species and cultivars of perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees, conifers, ferns and bulbs.The gardens are expansive, colourful throughout the open season of the beginning of April until the end of October. A place to enjoy, dawdle and pick up a few ideas.

For information about general tickets and prices during our 2014 late Spring, Summer and early Autumn opening hours, which will run from April 1st to the end of October and include access to Bressingham Steam Museum, please see: http://www.bressingham.co.uk/content/prices.aspx or call on 01379 686900.

The Summer Garden

The Summer Garden at Bressingham with river of Echinacea purpurea Kim’s Knee High.

For gardening groups and horticultural societies

Many gardening and horticultural societies visit Bressingham Gardens so when you are planning your agenda for the year, why not plan ahead to include the Bressingham Gardens as one of your future outings?

This was a recent comment written in our Visitors Book by a visiting society :

Totally enjoyable and inspiring. Gorgeous shapes and colour and excellent tour. Many thanks.”
SOMERSHAM GARDEN CLUB, Cambridgeshire. October 2013.

Below is a letter sent to us in July 2012 from Groby Gardening Society following their visit in the summer (printed with their kind permission).


The society had such a wonderful day at Bressingham on the 26th July that I felt obliged to record our great appreciation. All the staff we encountered were helpful, cheery and polite. The variety of interests was astounding and more than a few of our elderly party thoroughly enjoyed the Steam Museum. However, the jewels in your crown must be the gardens. It was unanimously agreed that these were THE best we have visited. Over the years we have been to stately homes, National Trust properties and the flagship gardens of the RHS, but none compare with yours. The weather helped and many thanks for laying on the wall to wall sunshine we enjoyed!

Also, many thanks for your help in the organisation of our visit. Yours sincerely, Alvar Johnson (on behalf of Groby Gardening Society)

*NOTE: Special rates are offered to group visits, please contact the booking office:

email: info@bressingham.co.uk

or telephone: 01379 686900

Adrian Bloom guiding a group of garden press visitors around the gardens on a summers day. There are limited number of guides available who must be booked well ahead.


Inclusive Garden Group Tours

North Americans and other international visitors are offered an all inclusive 7-day tour including two days in-depth tutoring at Bressingham Gardens.

Bloom's of Bressingham Gardens Tours

Bloom’s of Bressingham Gardens Tours



We welcome garden groups of all sizes and all levels of knowledge from all over the world. These can be as simple as just booking your group or party for an open day of your choice, and guides can be reserved if requested at the time of booking.

For booking and further details email to info@bressingham.co.uk or phone 01379 686900.

Inclusive Blooms Bressingham Gardens planned 8 Day Tour (primarily for International Groups of gardeners and horticulturists)

Blooms Bressingham Garden Tour Overview
See what visitors had to say about us by clicking here:  Tripadvisor 

The Bressingham Gardens Map

The Bressingham Gardens Map