March is an interesting time for garden visitors as spring bulbs and early blossoms bring splashes of colour. 

These are the secret Norfolk spots opening to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS) in March 2024.

The NGS raises money for health and nursing charities through admissions and refreshments.

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Eastern Daily Press: Hindringham Hall Hindringham Hall (Image: Supplied by NGS)

1. Hindringham Hall

Where: Blacksmiths Lane, Hindringham, NR21 0QA

When: Saturday, March 2, 10am-4pm 

Price: Adults: £8, children: free 

A delightful garden that surrounds a moated Grade 2-listed Tudor manor house (not open).

Features include a working vegetable garden, a Victorian nut walk, formal beds and bog and stream gardens. There is wheelchair access and dogs are not allowed. 

Light refreshments will be on offer, including cakes, hot soup and sausage rolls, in aid of Hindringham Church. 

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2. East Ruston Old Vicarage

Where: East Ruston, NR12 9HN

When: Saturday, March 16, 12noon-5.30pm

Price: Adults: £13, children: £2 

Expect various types of gardens across 32 acres, including walled, rose, fruit, vegetable, cutting, Mediterranean and exotic. There is wheelchair access, with dogs not permitted. 

There will be light refreshments available on the day.

Eastern Daily Press: Gayton HallGayton Hall (Image: Supplied)

3. Gayton Hall

Where:  Gayton Hall, King's Lynn, PE32 1PL

When: Sunday, March 24, 12noon-5pm

Price: Adults: £6, children: free (pre-booking essential) 

A 20-acre semi-wild and wooded garden, where paths wind through a watery landscape.

There is also a good display of spring bulbs and a variety of unusual trees.

A wheelchair-friendly path runs around most of the garden and dogs are allowed on leads, with refreshments in aid of another charity. 

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4. Mannington Estate

Where: Mannington, NR11 7BB

When: Sunday, March 24, 11am-4.30pm

Price: Adults: £8, children: free 

There are 20 acres to explore, including period and sensory gardens and a lake. 

There is also a moated manor house (not open) and a special feature is the wildlife and wildflowers.

There is wheelchair access and dogs are allowed on leads. 

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