Upper Nar Gardeners


Recent Updates

14 Nov: This Month updated.
10 Nov: Information about the next garden visit added to News & Events.
29 Oct: Kathy's Autumn Garden Diary added. List of Botanical names added.


Upper Nar Gardeners (UNG) is an informal group of people interested in gardens and gardening. Most of us in the group live in the approximate region of the upper River Nar - hence the group's name - though some come from further afield. There is no formal membership and no membership fee. Events, such as gardening talks and garden visits, are organised at cost and announced via email.

The group was formed around the time of the first Open Gardens in Mileham in 2011; we have held Open Gardens in two subsequent years and are planning to hold the event again in 2022.

Over the years, we have enjoyed talks on diverse subjects including: plant hunters, propagation, ferns, saffron, bulbs, ghost ponds in Norfolk, and about various gardens. We have also visited several gardens including the Bishop’s Garden in Norwich before the pandemic, and Severals Grange and Thorpland Hall in 2021.

Our aim is to provide interesting events that will be informative and entertaining, whatever your level of expertise may be.

We hope that we can soon return to holding meetings in Mileham Village Hall (see map below) and we continue to arrange garden visits.

Details of our visits and talks can be found on the News & Events page.

Community Forum

Separate from this website, there is a Community Forum where members can discuss anything to do with gardening, and swap plants, equipment and knowledge with their fellow local gardeners.

Picture of a local garden

Picture of a local garden

Picture of a local garden
Pictures from UNG 2020 Virtual Open Gardens
Picture of a local vegetable garden
For more information about the River Nar, see the Norfolk Rivers Trust.
The Upper Nar Gardeners group predates and is not associated with the similarly named Upper Nar Villages Garden Church group.