The walled garden at Holkham, Norfolk

The Walled Garden

'Beyond the Walls' Heritage Lottery Fund Project

Holkham Walled Garden, is a registered charity (Reg Charity Number 1167189) and received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its project ‘Beyond the Walls’. The project, which based in the six acre walled garden of the Holkham Estate in north Norfolk, aims to sensitively restore the 18th century garden, in order to conserve the important historic buildings for future generations and to provide new world class facilities for day visitors, outdoor events, educational and horticultural groups, staff and volunteers. Development funding of £84,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund was awarded to help the organisation progress its plans with the aim to apply for a full grant at a later date.

The project aims to carry out essential conservation and restoration work on the glasshouses and other buildings within the walls. The Vinery, located outside of the walled area, which was designed by Samuel Wyatt and dates from 1780, will also be repaired. The aim is to open up all of these buildings for public access with new interpretation throughout and the project will see the creation of 21st century visitor facilities and a new, multi-purpose, environmentally-friendly education centre. The centre will be used to deliver a comprehensive education and engagement programme of school visits, events, workshops and horticultural training courses.

The walled garden has attracted a strong team of enthusiastic volunteers and the team at Holkham will build on this to increase the number of opportunities for people to get involved. Our vision is that the walled garden at Holkham should be internationally renowned for delivering the best training in traditional horticultural skills, inspirational educational and volunteer programmes and an engaging experience for a broad range of visitors.

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