there were far too many pictures from one post about bressingham steam and gardens, so this is part two, the first part being here. in this post i am showing you just a handful of the glorious plants and flowers within the gardens of bressingham. these photos do not do it justice at all. the gardens are truly glorious., and if it hadn’t started raining we could have spent hours here wandering amongst the stunning vibrant layers of colour.
bressingham steam and gardens is just a little west of the historic market town of diss in south norfolk. bressingham was created by the aptly named alan broom who bought the estate way back in 1946. on purchasing the 220 acre estate he immediately threw himself into estate life, building and growing the nursery, and developing the garden by transforming the pond into a lake and creating the most wonderful island beds.
we have heard people talk about how lovely southwold is, on numerous occasions. we have been to suffolk and norfolk many times but never quite made it. never firmly had it on our agenda. so this bank holiday it was there, firmly on our agenda.
southwold is a charming seaside town with lots of history going way back to 1086 when it’s was listed in the domesday book as a fishing port. in 1659 a fire devastated most of southwold, but this fire was to shape the town, as many of the buildings destroyed were never rebuilt, leaving wonderful open spaces creating village greens.