Smell the roses and help Heydon church
Residents of Heydon, near Aylsham, are inviting visitors to stop and smell the roses on Father’s Day, in order to raise funds for their parish church. Tony Rothe reports.
Heydon Hall and Village Open Gardens Day takes place on Sunday June 19, and the village residents are welcoming everyone to the village to explore the gardens of Heydon Hall – which are rarely open to the public – plus a variety of gardens in their historic, picturesque village.
Charles Shippam - PCC Treasurer, Heydon (Parish) and village resident – said : “Heydon is widely regarded as one of the prettiest villages in Norfolk, and is one of less than a dozen privately owned villages in Great Britain. It became Norfolk's first conservation area in 1971, and is also currently home to six County Wildlife Sites. Heydon has won Best Kept Village on two occasions and has been the setting of numerous film and TV productions.”
Visitors will have chance to take a stroll through the gardens of Heydon Hall, The Grange, The Old Rectory, The Old Cottage, Poppyland and others. There will also be a display by North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club, entertainment by Holt Ridge Morris dancers, a plant and produce stall, plus refreshments on the village green.
All proceeds from Heydon Hall and Village Open Gardens Day will go to the PCC Heydon (Parish) to help fund the restoration of the historic organ in St Peter & St Paul church.
• Heydon Hall gardens: £3 per person
• Heydon village gardens: £3 per person
• Free entry for children 14 years and under
• Free car parking
• Dogs on leads are welcome in Heydon Hall park
The event will run from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday June 19.
Heydon is 15 miles north west of Norwich, off the B1149 Norwich to Holt road - NR11 6AD
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