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Stody Lodge

Stody Estate, Melton, Constable, Norfolk, NR24 2ER

Welcome to Stody Estate, a family-run, diversified and ever-evolving estate located in the heart of North Norfolk’s finest rolling countryside.

We offer visitors access to one of the largest and most dramatic rhododendron and azalea gardens in the country each May and, through our unique selection of commercial and residential properties, the opportunity to live and work in the beautiful Glaven Valley. The Estate also has extensive farming, conservation, forestry, water management and renewable operations as well as a strong commitment to education and local charities.

Stody Lodge is renowned for its extensive collection of rhododendrons and azaleas which burst into spectacular colour each spring. A walk through its stunning four-acre Azalea Water Gardens, believed to be the largest single planting of brightly-coloured Azalea mollis in the country (over 2,000 plants), is a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

 

All Open Days & Charity Teas

Sunday 28th April, 1pm – 5pm – Teas by Hunworth Church & Village Hall

Sunday 5th May, 1pm – 5pm – The Stody Family Fun Day.
Teas by The Holt Youth Project

Wednesday 8th May, 1pm – 5pm. Teas by Norwich NSPCC

Thursday 9th May, 1pm – 5pm. Teas by Blakeney School PTA

Friday 10th May, 1pm – 5pm. Teas by Thornage Hall

Sunday 12th May, 1pm – 5pm. Teas by Heritage House

Tuesday 14th May, 1pm – 5pm – open in aid of the National Garden Scheme. Teas by Tapping House

Wednesday 15th May, 1pm – 5pm. Teas by About with Friends

Thursday 16th May, 1pm – 5pm – Teas by About with Friends

Friday 17th May, 1pm – 5pm

Sunday 19th May, 12 noon – 5pm – Classic Vehicles at Stody Gardens

Wednesday 22nd May, 1pm – 5pm. Teas by St Mary Burgh Parva & All Saints Briston Churches

Thursday 23rd May, 1pm – 5pm. Teas by Riding for the Disabled

Friday 24th May, 1pm – 5pm. Teas by St Maurice Briningham & St Andrew Brinton Churches

Sunday 26th May, 1pm – 5pm – Bishop & Miller Valuation Day. Teas by Priscilla Bacon Hospice

Monday 27th May, 1pm – 5pm. Teas by Leeway Support

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Opening Times

13.00 - 17.00

Dogs on leads are welcome, there is a free car park, plant stall (cash only) and delicious takeaway teas. Toilets, including a disabled toilet, are available. There is good disabled access to most areas of the gardens.

Prices

Entrance is £9 (unless otherwise specified)

Under 12's FREE

Facilities

Baby Changing

Café

Car Parking

Disabled Access

Toilets

Dog Friendly

Picnic Site

Events

26th May 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Bishop & Miller Valuation Day at Stody Gardens

Stody Lodge Gardens has teamed up with local auction house and antique valuers, Bishop & Miller, to host an “Antiques Roadshow” style event on Sunday 26th May.

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Other things to do nearby

26th May 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Bishop & Miller Valuation Day at Stody Gardens

Stody Lodge Gardens has teamed up with local auction house and antique valuers, Bishop & Miller, to host an “Antiques Roadshow” style event on Sunday 26th May.

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Searles Sea Tours

Searles Sea Tours run unique and exciting seal safaris and coastal trips, two famous amphibious vessels, the Wash Monsters.

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Willow Tree Delicatessen

Willow Tree Delicatessen, located within the award winning Wroxham Barns Shopping Village, reflects the owners advocacy and passion for the region, celebrating the absolute best of Norfolk and East Anglia.

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Bircham Windmill

Standing in the heart of Norfolk’s undulating fields, Bircham Windmill now looks as it did over 100 years ago. At that time over 300 mills ground corn for horse & cattle feed and bread-making in Norfolk.

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18th Apr - 4th Jun

Pop Up Shops at Dalegate Market

Dalegate Market welcomes Pop Up Shops each week from March until Christmas.

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26th - 29th Sep

Deepdale Festival at Dalegate Market

Deepdale Camping & Rooms hosts a small but perfectly formed Music Festival with a Heart of Folk across 3 stages on the last weekend of September. The Brick Barn, Orchard Stage & Courtyard will host more than 40 superb acts.

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22nd Aug

Merry Wives of Windsor – Open Air Shakespeare at Dalegate Market

The Pantaloons return for the second of their Summer shows, with their hilarious take of this Shakespeare tale. Comedy for all the family, a brilliant evening of comedy theatre.

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12th Jun

The Importance of Being Earnest – Open Air Theatre at Dalegate Market

The Pantaloons return for the first of their Summer shows, with their hilarious take on this classic Oscar Wilde story. Comedy for all the family, a brilliant evening of comedy theatre.

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