Norwich charity at Bishop's Garden event
Bishop Graham and his wife Rachel are opening their private garden to the public on select dates this year. Local charity St Martins is taking bookings for an open gardens event on Sunday May 9.
The event, set for Sunday May 9, will be an opportunity to enjoy the gardens in their Spring splendour, and a chance to enjoy refreshments and entertainment in a safe outdoor setting.
Head of Communications for St Martins Helen Baldry said, "Finally - a date for the diary! Many fundraising activities couldn't go ahead last year so we are grateful to Bishop Graham and his wife Rachel for giving us this opportunity. I've been told the garden looks stunning in May and it's an ideal time to explore the 4 acres of this private garden, enjoy a drink and slice of cake. We'll make sure there is plenty of seating so people can enjoy the surroundings."
All garden entry fees are being donated to St Martins, a Norwich-based homelessness charity, who also benefits from the proceeds on all the refreshments and cakes. The Bishop's Garden will be selling plants on the day.
St Martins plans to have an art exhibition of pieces created by the people supported by the charity, as well as some stalls and music. A 'living library' will feature on the day where people with experience of homelessness will answer questions. Helen said, "Whether you want to come and find out more about St Martins, or simply enjoy the beautiful gardens, this is an ideal occasion to look forward to."
The event will be covid-safe and visitors should book a time slot.
Tickets are £5 (children and wheelchair users FREE)
Time slots are 10.30 - 12, 12.30 - 2pm and 2.30 - 4pm.
Location: Bishop’s House, Norwich NR3 1SB
Only guide dogs are allowed. There is no parking at the venue; the nearest is the Adam and Eve Pay & Display, Bishopgate