The outstanding colours of Stody Lodge, Norfolk

The spectacular and unusual Stody Lodge Gardens, Norfolk is well-known for the sheer intensity of its planting together with a carefully planned riot of colour on a grand scale. Established in the 1920s, the garden is well known for its extensive collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, magnolias and camellias.

Join Garden Owner, Kate MacNicol and her family for a stroll through the garden, and discover the outstanding colours of Stody Lodge…

Covering an area the size of three football pitches and with over 2,000 plants, the Azalea Water Gardens are believed to be the largest single planting of azalea mollis in the country. The stunning reflections of orange, red and yellow azaleas in the lake’s water are proudly overseen by a magnificent Cedar of Lebanon – at least 150 years old.

There are 90 years of history within the garden, and this time has given Kate the opportunity to reidentify some of the original rhododendrons and azaleas planted in the 1930s. Using a combination of reference books and gardener’s lists from the 1960s, this project is a testament of the family’s love for Stody Lodge and its legacy…

If you enjoyed this content please consider making a donation to help us continue to support our nursing and health beneficiaries.

make a donation to support our nurses

Visit another garden

Don’t miss a thing

Sign up to hear more about gardens, events and our
activities throughout the year


By completing this form, you confirm that you are aged 18 years or over and that you are happy to receive emails from the National Garden Scheme in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We will never share your details with anyone else without your express permission.

?

Our donations for 2019

Donor 1 £185,000
Donor 2 £130,000
Donor 3 £100,000
Donor 4 £75,000
Donor 5 £85,000
Donor 6 £85,000
Donor 7 £206,208
Donor 8 £500,000
Donor 9 £500,000
Donor 10 £400,000
Donor 11 £500,000
Donor 12 £250,000