Beautiful gardens leaflet launched

It is the must-have guide for fans of Norfolk's beautiful gardens.The National Gardens Scheme in Norfolk (NGS) has launched its 2009 leaflet which lists nearly 70 open gardens across the county as well as nearly 100 open days for horticulture enthusiasts to enjoy.

It is the must-have guide for fans of Norfolk's beautiful gardens.

The National Gardens Scheme in Norfolk (NGS) has launched its 2009 leaflet which lists nearly 70 open gardens across the county as well as nearly 100 open days for horticulture enthusiasts to enjoy.

Norfolk NGS county organiser Anthea Foster said: 'Fourteen new gardens open for the NGS in Norfolk this year. The gardens vary with a range of features, from formal to intense planting, from young to established including wildlife features and probably one of the best allotments in Norfolk. The gardens highlight the diverse and historical horticultural product around the county.

'This year Norfolk NGS have a new look A5 brochure with colour images to highlight every open garden and advertiser to entice the garden visitor.


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'It has four more pages and an increased print run from 40,000 to 50,000.'

More than �3 million was raised by the National Gardens Scheme across the country last year, including �70,000 in Norfolk, thanks to the many visitors to the gardens and the hard work of the gardeners.

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During 2008 the NGS donated more than �2 million to charities including include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Crossroads - Caring for Carers, and Help the Hospices.

The 2009 Norfolk NGS leaflet is available from tourist information centres across the county.

To get more information on NGS visit www.norfolkgardens.org

If you would like to open your garden to the public, and if it is of high quality, character and would take at least 45 minutes to look round, contact county organiser Fiona Black on 01692 650247.

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