Priors Oak is in Aldeburgh, a small town on the east coast of England known internationally for the Aldeburgh Festival, an annual event devoted to music. Trudie’s garden sits adjacent to the North Warren Bird Reserve, a patchwork of marshes, reed-beds, woodlands and heaths that attract birds and butterflies of all sorts and, of course, birdwatchers. A high point Priors Oak’s property line offers a view across the reserve to the North Sea.

  SUNDAY JUNE 16th in support of Help The Aged. Donations taken at the gate, open from 2.00pm to 6.0pm, teas. First charity open Sunday and the wildlife area is always good at this time, early butterflies, the arrival of Nightingales and Turtle Doves. First crops of ornamental salad plants and herbaceous borders and herbs waking up to bloom, early roses and clematises.

Sunday June 30th  from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm in support of the National Garden Scheme. Further details on the NGS Web Site  - £5 entrance . Undercover area for teas, plant sale. Paul Buckle my expert gardener is always on hand to answer questions and offer advice.. Plenty of parking space and wheelchair friendly

Garden open from 2.0pm to 6.00 pm. A donation box will be on the gate and afternoon teas will be available from 2.30.  Mobility chair available on request, and most of the garden is wheelchair friendly, together with a good scattering of seats around the ten acres of garden. Family's are welcomed and the addition of tortoise breeding, railway carriages and donkeys and sheep, plus a small family museum make something for everyone to enjoy... This is a very tranquil and fragrant garden.

Sunday, July 28th  from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm in support of Butterfly Conservation. Further details on the Butterfly Conservation (Suffolk Branch) web site  The day will include guided butterfly walks both morning and afternoon, and the opening of the previous night's moth traps. Experts will be on hand, as will information and literature.  The garden now has a walkway around the edge of the small wood in the wildlife area with a 100 buddleia bushes (over 30 different varieties). No hot teas, cold drinks and snacks only,  but picnics welcomed (undercover sitting area).Entrance is free but a donation to Butterfly Conservation is appreciated      

 SUNDAY AUGUST 11th from 2.00pm to 6.00pm for the Blossom Appeal for funds towards a breast cancer ward for Ipswich and Colchester hospitals. A donations box will be at the entrance and teas will be available. Another perfect day for butterfly spotting.




  It is now October and this season closed but happy to say we made just over £6000 going to a local hospice, Mc Millain Nurses, Butterfly Conservation and Help The Aged. I am now taking bookings for next season and hoping for another bumper year


New Venture........

, I am happy to report Aldeburgh's exciting latest holiday let. I have purchased the next door house and land and added to our small estate. The house is for my South African families use and will be holiday let this coming year. Now fully refurbished to a high standard and with stunning views across the North Warren bird reserve to the sea. Please check it out for further details,  and pass the good news on. We look forward to welcoming and spoiling our second season visitors!   details can be found under Owners Direct or onTrip Adviser under Aldeburghs  Hidden Gem, our first year's visitors are already rebooking for this coming season so hurry up book, it's very special! Please feel free to contact me on the details shown further down this site.





Groups and private visits can be arranged by appointment throughout the year. Garden always changing and Spring can be a glorious time for bulbs and birds and lambs, June excellent for the salad garden and early colour. Mid summer for sweet peas, perfume and boarders and herbs and tree ferns, whilst late summer brings out the butterflies and garden unleashing itself in colour and a rambling profusion of colour and greenery. Bird and wild life is always abundant, and the tortoises and donkeys and sheep an extra bonus. Bring binoculars and picnics welcomed.

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