Events Diary


Sunday 21st July (2-5pm) Open Gardens in aid of Musical Keys, Norwich.  A beautiful afternoon in the sunshine and a fabulous amount raised for Muscial keys, just over £3,200.  Thank you to all who supported this event.



The Grey Partridge Award which promotes the recovery of the species across the County was presented to the Ditchingham Estate at The Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday 26th June 2019.

Seven years ago, the estate had none of the birds, but thanks to the commitment of gamekeeper Nicholas Clitheroe and landowners Lord and Lady Ferrers, there are now 58 breeding pairs.  Below is Nicholas Clitheroe with one of the judges, having received the award.

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26th June 2019 – Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

The Estate were pleased to be able to help and support a local group of youngsters undertaking their DofE expedition.   The particular highlights for this group were the family of peacocks, the toads, the log of wood they sat on for lunch, the tiny ponies they found at  Seething and the weather! During the weekend they had to navigate, work together while out walking for 6 hours each day, cook all their own food, and clear up after. They also had to put up ( and take down ) the tents.

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Sunday 14th April 2019 (2-5pm) – Open Gardens in aid of Norfolk and Norwich Association for Blind.  Thank you to all who attended a fabulous £3,000 was raised for the charity.

Wednesday 17th April 2019

The Ditchingham Estate, and its farming contractor, Sentry,  were out in force on 17 April carrying out their annual Litter Pick.  Unfortunately the verges along the B1332 were as bad as ever, but it was encouraging to see that the side roads neighbouring the estate were very much cleaner than in previous years.  All in all, though, a much-needed job well done. When the villages have their days, it will be even better.