Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Open 1pm to 5pm (vehicles welcome from midday) on 
Sunday 13th May 2018
On Sunday 13th May 2018, Stody Lodge Gardens will extend a special welcome to a wide range of classic vehicle lovers for its spectacular May-flowering season.  The Stody Classic Vehicles Day will be a great gathering of classic vehicles of all varieties.

This event has been organised following the rising popularity of these magical gardens as a destination for car lovers over recent years. Most recently, on 1st May 2017, Stody Lodge Gardens hosted the 28th Heritage Run of the Broadland MG Owners' Club annual rally. On 22nd May 2016, the Stody Boutique Festival was attended by a fantastic selection of classic and vintage vehicles that was hugely popular with the festival's 2,000 visitors. It has also been visited by several other classic car clubs who are drawn to its excellent facilities for motor enthusiasts as well as its unusually bright and colourful gardens.

David Johnson, of the Broadland MGOC, said: 'We had a fantastic time visiting Stody Lodge Gardens and all our members felt very welcome. There was ample well-drained parking, lots of space for picnics and everyone really enjoyed visiting these brightly coloured gardens.'

Covering 14-acres, Stody Lodge Gardens boasts an extensive collection of over 200 varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas. This intensity of colour is softened by beautiful magnolias, camellias, ornamental and specimen trees, late daffodils and bluebells. It's 4-acre Azalea Water Gardens is believed to have the largest single planting of brightly-coloured azalea mollis in the country.

The Long Walk at Stody Lodge Gardens - a 200m pathway lined with dazzling azaleas, beautiful rhododendrons and delicate magnolias and camellias

Stody Lodge Gardens is open to the public from 1pm - 5pm all Sundays in May and Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018. It is also open 1pm - 5pm on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May as well as from Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th May 2018 inclusive. 

Entrance to the gardens is £6, payable by cash or cheque.

On Sunday 13th May 2018, there will be free entry to the gardens for all drivers of a classic vehicle (passengers not included.) Gates to the gardens open at 1pm and close at 5pm but vehicles are welcome to arrive anytime from midday.

If you wish to attend The Stody Classic Vehicles Day as part of a club, please contact us onenquiries@stodyestate.co.uk or on 01263 860572 so we can reserve appropriate parking for you.

Dogs are welcome and there are delicious homemade teas offered by carefully selected local charities as well as a fantastic plant stall. There is good wheelchair access to most areas of the garden.

For all our opening times and visitor information, please visit www.stodylodgegardens.co.uk 
Stody Lodge and its Azalea Water Gardens - over 2,000 azalea mollis plants across four acres, filled with meandering waterways, gravel paths and bridges

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