Norfolk greenhouse attraction reopens

A Norfolk horticultural attraction has completed repairs to its glasshouses and opened to the public for the first time in five years.

According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the greenhouses at Holkham Hall in Wells-next-the-sea have been cleared, repaired and painted with the help of a grant from English Heritage.

It is part of a five-year plan that will also see the 2.6 hectare gardens completely redesigned and split into eight "rooms".

The style will be similar to that of the walled garden at Scapston Hall in Yorkshire, where Holkam Halls new head gardener Tim Marshall put designer Piet Oudolfs plans into action.

He explained that while he does not wish to replicate that work, the overall look and feel will be along the same lines.

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

The attraction is open from 12:00 BST until 16:00, with its season ending in October.

In other news, the RHS has reported that Goldsborough Hall, which was once owned by the royal family, has opened to the public for the first time in eight decades.