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On Sunday 9th June, at 2pm, Ditchingham Hall will once again, open their gardens for the public to enjoy whilst raising money for YANA.

Four years after initial planning in 2020 pre covid, staff and volunteers at YANA and Ditchingham Hall are pleased to get underway with preparations to welcome the 100’s of visitors expected.

All the senses will be engaged as visitors enjoy the colour and scents of the plants in the old walled garden, with coloured themed borders, a rose garden, and a pergola.

Catch sight of rare and interesting trees with a delightful walk through the developing arboretum and find one of the largest plane trees in the county, as well as several notable Cedars of Lebanon in the woodland garden.  The herd of rare breed White Park Cattle will also be able to be seen from the gardens,

Refreshments will satisfy the need for a tea and cake break before exploring the stands and displays offering more to be discovered.

Whether you are an avid gardener, looking for a family afternoon outing, or want to support YANA, the gates will be open at 2pm on Sunday 9th June.

Come along and see what the gardens have to offer from 2 – 5pm.

Entry will be charged at £5pp payable on the gate with under 12’s free.

Please note that no dogs are allowed to this event with the exception of guide dogs.

Entry and refreshments are cash only.

“The Estate are delighted to be supporting YANA and raising funds.  YANA offers a confidential lifeline to the farming and agricultural community where daily life can feel very isolated and over whelming in the turmoil of ever-changing weather patterns, commodity prices and government policy changes.  Mental health is so important to the wellbeing of the farmer, their family, and their business.  Making the call to YANA and the follow up counselling sessions can support those needing help and that ‘You Are Not Alone’.  Please come along to support the charity and enjoy the private beautiful gardens at Ditchingham Hall.”

Julie Cole, Land Agent for Ditchingham Estate 

YANA’s helpline can be contacted on: 0300 323 0400. Every Monday to Friday, 10am – 1pm speak to someone directly, if busy or outside of these hours leave a message and receive a callback. Alternatively, you can email helpline@yanahelp.org

For mental health training enquiries, email admin@yanahelp.org