Just two miles from Diss is Bressingham, home to some of the most beautiful Gardens in the country.
The 17 acres at Bressingham Gardens have been a site for horticultural pioneering for over fifty years and the results that can be seen today are spectacular.
When the young Alan Bloom first began developing the garden in front of Bressingham Hall in 1953, the idea of using perennials in island beds was a radical one. Nearly 5,000 different species and cultivars were planted across six acres in the next ten years.
His son Adrian Bloom started his work in 1962, developing Foggy Bottom Garden (so called partly because of his time in the USA and partly due to the regular mists that rose from the low meadow adjacent to the river Waveney) into a wonderful profusion of conifers, heathers and shrubs that are enjoyed today by thousands of visitors.
Plan your visit to Bressingham to see this magnificent gardens (and the extensive steam museum next door) here.