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Gardens and Parks

Meandering through beautiful Suffolk gardens is a delight for visitors all year round. We have many to choose from, including the historic Grade I listed gardens at Helmingham Hall, the kitchen garden at Abbot's Hall in Stowmarket, extensive woodland walks at Thornham Walks and The Place for Plants arboretum in East Bergholt. Most of our historic houses and museums have gardens of some description, from the extensive parkland at Melford Hall (National Trust), the walled garden and magical woodland trails at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford, to the pretty courtyard garden at the Lavenham Guildhall (National Trust). There's also the new garden, developed by the RSPB at Flatford, which is designed to show us how we can all attract wildlife into our own gardens. And don't miss the garden at Gainsborough's House, with its splendid 400 year old mulberry tree!

We also have some fabulous open gardens schemes in villages such as Chelsworth, Lavenham, Barking and Debenham. These come up every year and a delight for garden lovers. Please keep an eye on our events listings page for events in the Heart of Suffolk.

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