9 secret gardens of East Anglia

Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham, Norfolk
Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham, Norfolk. Credit: Marcus Harpur

Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur have found some of the finest privately owned gardens for their book, Secret Gardens of East Anglia. Each garden is distinctive. Hoverton includes an ice well. At Pensthorpe, there are flamingos. At Raveningham, there is a host of impressive sculptures. Here, we showcase some of the best

Some of the featured gardens

Hoveton Hall, Norfolk 15-acre gardens with narcissi, rhododendrons, peonies and buddhleias, depending on the season

Pensthorpe Natural Park Four gardens, including a wildflower meadow and an area designed to encourage wildlife

Wickham Place Farm The wisteria in the walled garden alone are worth the visit

Raveningham Hall The Edwardian gardens include wildflower meadows, a walled kitchen garden and a series of glasshouses

Ulting Wick includes a colourful garden created in a former farmyard, a pink garden (It peaks in late summer) and a woodland with a carpet of snowdrops in the spring

Secret Gardens of East Anglia: A Private Tour of 22 Gardens by Barbara Segall, photography by Marcus Harpur is published by Frances Lincoln