Upper Nar Gardeners


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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 gardening club 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 held the event again in July 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 more recently Severals Grange, Thorpland Hall and Natural Surroundings Wild Flower Centre.

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

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

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.

Villages in the Upper Nar Area

Most members of the Upper Nar Gardeners horticultural and gardening club live in these villages: Beeston, Bittering, Brisley, East Bilney, East Lexham, Great Dunham, Litcham, Longham, Mileham, Stanfield, Tittleshall, West Lexham. However, everyone is welcome.

The Upper Nar Gardeners group predates and is not associated with the similarly named Upper Nar Villages Garden Church group.