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  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Gardening Event, Sun 15 Sep 2019

HISTORIC HOUSES ASSOC FRIENDS

Helmingham Hall Gardens

Helmingham Hall Gardens

Address

Helmingham Events Office,
Helmingham,
Stowmarket,
Suffolk,
IP14 6EF

Details

Garden Zone
Featuring nurseries from near and far with lots of unusual and popular plants for sale, including ferns, grasses, alpines and much more. We’ll have local National Plant Collections and the Suffolk Plant Heritage propagation group on site, selling rare plants which are not easily found elsewhere. We’ll also be selling a wide range of garden accessories; from antique garden tools to modern sculpture and garden furniture.

Conservation Zone
This year we’re proud to welcome a number of Garden Societies, Local and National Charities to our Plant Heritage Spring Fair. They’ll be on hand during the day to give specialist advice about maintaining plants, gardens and different types of wildlife.

800 Free Plants
We’ll be giving away 800 plants to the first 800 visitors to claim them. Giving a plant away is the best form of conservation.

Garden Marquee
The Garden Marquee will host a wide range of workshops throughout the day, including some with prolific garden designer Lady Tollemache. Our Plant Doctors will also be available to offer advice on any gardening topic, identifying your mystery plants and plant problems.

Artisan Market
A wide range of exhibitors offering everything from artisan foods and handmade soaps to vintage French collectables and pottery. As well as the wonderful stall holders, we have fantastic entertainment including Chocks Away vintage dancers, live music, birds of prey and children’s activities. There will also be lots of lovely local food and drink, making the fair an ideal day out for gardening clubs, families and similar groups – coaches are very welcome.
Situated in front of the magnificent moated Helmingham Hall, visitors to the plant sale can also enjoy Helmingham Hall’s Grade 1 listed gardens, including dramatic borders, knot and herb gardens, nineteenth century parterre, ancient deer park and Victorian kitchen garden.

Tour of Helmingham Gardens with Lady Tollemache
Lady Xa Tollemache who has won gold medals at Chelsea for her garden designs, will be taking a group of visitors around the Helmingham Hall gardens. This is a unique opportunity for a guided tour of Helmingham with an expert. Numbers for this tour are strictly limited, so early booking is advisable. The tour will be at midday on 15th September during the Plant Fair. Tickets cost £10 each.

Admission
Admission including entry into the Grade 1 Listed gardens is £7 for adults and children are FREE!
Tickets can be bought in advance online or can be bought on the gate (please note that credit/debit cards cannot be accepted on the gate on the day).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsVenue approved for civil marriage

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Education/School Visits: Pre-booking required. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 15 Sep 2019 10:00 16:00

Prices

Adults £7.00
Children FREE!

Location

Directions

See location of Helmingham Hall Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 186576  Lat: 52.17410 Long: 1.19668

By Road:
At jct with A140 (to Norwich) turn north towards Norwich, and after approximately 200m turn right onto B1078. Continue on this road to Ashbocking and at the crossroads follow the signs by turning left on B1077 to Helmingham.

By Public Transport:
From Ipswich station it is 9 miles to Helmingham Hall Gardens.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Education/School Visits: Pre-booking required. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis grass
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility