On Sunday 28th April 2019, Stody Lodge Gardens near Holt in North Norfolk will open to the public. Thank you to the MacNicol family for inviting our charity to once again raise money by serving homemade tea and cakes to visitors in their stunning surroundings.
Stody Lodge Gardens is renowned for being one of East Anglia’s most dramatic spring gardens with 14-acres of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, camellias and carpets of spring bulbs. Normally only open to the public in May, the earlier April opening date for the Where’s Wally event has been chosen specifically to capture the flowering period of the garden’s 40 different varieties of daffodils, bluebells and early-flowering azaleas and rhododendrons.
There’s lots to enjoy throughout the afternoon of 28th April, in addition to homemade tea and cakes, and the beautiful gardens, there will also be a Butterfly Trail through the gardens, a treasure map and games on the lawn for everyone to enjoy. Stody Lodge will also welcome Where’s Wally lovers for a day of fancy dress.
All visitors dressed as Where’s Wally will be invited into the magical gardens at Stody Lodge for free (children under 12 are always welcomed into the garden for free.) Wally outfits must include a hat and top. There will be a group ‘Wally’ photo at 3.30pm where all the costumed visitors in the gardens are invited to congregate in the orchard where there are over 4,000 daffodils in one location.
Entrance is £7 for those not dressed as Wally (hat and top), children under 12 free. There is good disabled access to most areas of the garden. Accessible toilet and parking available. Dogs on leads welcome.
Anyone interested in donating a cake to the tea rooms, please contact Jessica.Glover@benjaminfoundation.co.uk.
Calling all bakers – could you donate a cake for this event? We would love to hear from you.
Contact us on 01603 886932 if you’d like to help.
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