Greenhouse attraction reopens in Norfolk

A garden and greenhouse attraction in Norfolk has reopened to the public five years after it welcomed its last visitor.

The glasshouses at Holkham Hall have been revamped thanks to a grant from English Heritage, which was used to clear, repair and paint them, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) reported.

Furthermore, visitors to the Wells-next-the-sea attraction will be able to watch as it is completely redeveloped over the next five years by new head gardener Tim Marshall.

The expert oversaw the redesign of Yorkshires Scampston Hall, which was the brainchild of Piet Oudolf.

While Mr Marshall plans to use a similar style to Scampston, he told the RHS that it will not be a complete copy.

The 2.6 hectare walled garden will be split into eight "rooms" comprising of a mix of formal and informal gardens.

"It will be a plantspersons garden, but also somewhere thats attractive to families with plenty of seating and interactive wildlife areas for kids," the head gardener told the RHS.

Meanwhile, the RHS has revealed that English Heritage has awarded the gardens at Kelmarsh Hall Grade II listed status following a ten year restoration project.