Monday, 8 August 2011

The Dell Garden At Bressingham

In 1946 the plantsman Alan Bloom bought Bressingham Hall and began a commercial nursery. He also laid out the Dell Garden and later indulged in his other passion, steam trains. Nowadays there's a garden centre, open gardens, steam museum, fairground rides, cafe and restaurant, Dad's Army exhibition etc etc.....all in all a great day out.

A narrow-gauge railway runs around the site.
More trains in the next post.

Take care.


  1. What a beautiful place - the field flowers are so pretty and kids would just love that train!

  2. A beautiful place. Hard to imagine that this can operate at a profit.

  3. My favourite garden after Hidcote. I love the depth of colour in those Michaelmas daisies.

  4. Wow! I want a garden just like that one! So colourful!

  5. John, your talent for picture taking and story telling come close to rivaling with my sister, Susie! I love the way your mind prints out the words so others can see what you see!!! Thanks for the visits you take me to on your blog!

  6. So colourful. It's hard to take good garden pics sometimes. Lots of flowers can look very messy and unfocussed but you've done a great job here.

  7. This sort of garden often makes me feel that my own efforts are very small--but think of the gardeners employed to keep the place looking so beautiful--surely a blessing in hard economic times!

  8. Thanks for all the comments and I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour.
    Dianne: Some quite big kids like the trains too as you'll see in the next post.
    Jack: The gardens and museum probably don't make a profit but they bring in a lot of trade for the garden centre, cafe and restaurant which I imagine makes plenty of money.
    Weaver: I've never been to Hidcote, thanks for the recommendation.
    Liz: high praise indeed but I don't think I can spin a tale to match Grannie Sue.
    jf: I suspect the success of the pictures is more down to the gardener than the photographer.
    Everyone else: Thanks again.


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