Charity open garden days in historic settings

Daffodils and historic follies will be on show for two fund-raising garden open days.

Mannington Hall, near Saxthorpe and Corpusty, will be open on Sunday March 30 between noon-5pm as part of the Norfolk National Garden Scheme.

Money raised from the variety of gardens which are specially open to the public go towards a number of charities. In Norfolk the cash helps to fund a Macmillan community nurse.

Mannington Hall, postcode NR11 7BB, has a moated manor house and Saxon church with 19th century follies.

The open day will allow families and nature lovers to explore the follies and extensive countryside walks and trails.

Admission will be £6 for adults but children can visit for free.

Hindringham Hall, postcode NR21 0QA, will also be open on March 30 between 10am-4pm.

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Thousands of daffodils will be in full bloom and visitors will be able to admire the Tudor manor house, with 13th century moat.

Admission will be £6 for adults but free for children.

For more information about the Norfolk National Garden Scheme and details about different open days, visit