Suffolk and North Essex Garden Tour 

I am currently away on a four day tour of gardens in Suffolk and North Essex. The trip has been organised by one of our HPS members and she has been organising an annual trip for her garden friends for the last 7 years and this is my first time in the trip. Now I have photographs, not as many as is my usual habit as I have been busy talking, of the 6 gardens we have visited so far but I wanted to start with sharing with you the wonderful location of our hotel in Sudbury.

We are staying in a former water mill which overlooks water meadows and my room overlooks the mill stream so my down chorus this morning was full of the gentle quacks of the ducks with their ducklings and we have been thrilled to watch a heron standing right below the hotel window.

This evening we went for a walk after diner over the water meadow which is a nature reserve and grazed by cows who earlier we had watched cooling off in the mill pond – there is a real bucolic feel to the view which is incredibly restful. And as for the sunset it was quite magical.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Lynn says:

    Hope you are having a relaxing time–nothing like what you have seen so far to soothe youe soul. Can’t wait for garden photos.

  2. I was in Suffolk in May, sharing a cottage rental with friends. We had such a great time, I think it’s a fantastic place for a holiday. Look forward to more posts!

  3. owenldn says:

    what a lovely place to stay! I hope you are enjoying yourself!

  4. It sounds like a wonderful “days out of time” sort of place!

  5. Chloris says:

    You are only just down the road from me, I am intrigued to hear which gardens you are visiting.

  6. Christine says:

    I may be too late but if you’re in Sudbury do try and find time to visit Gainsborough’s house (and garden). It’s well worth a visit.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      We haven’t got any spare time I don’t think, which we are disappointed by

  7. karen says:

    Looks lovely, Helen. I’ve never been there. Mum would love to visit. Thanks for sharing

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      I would recommend this hotel and I can give you a list of lovely gardens as well

    2. karen says:

      Yes please Helen

  8. Cathy says:

    Wonderful sunset and setting

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