Stody Lodge Gardens

A collection of over 200 varieties of rhododendron and azalea with avenues and pathways lined with magnolia, camellia, mature and specimen trees and carpets of spring bulbs.

Melton Constable, Norfolk, NR24 2EW

Stody Lodge Gardens in Norfolk

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Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Pet friendly
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Stody Lodge Gardens bursts into spectacular colour each spring thanks to its collection of over 200 varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas.

Spread over 14-acres, its avenues and winding pathways are also lined with magnolias, camellias, mature and specimen trees and carpets of spring bulbs. There is also magnificent yew hedging and expansive lawns to enjoy.

Stody is renowned for its magical 4-acre Azalea Water Gardens. This remarkable garden is hidden within a dark Scots Pine forest and is filled with over 2,000 brightly coloured azalea mollis plants. It is widely believed to be the largest single planting of azalea mollis in the UK. The scent and colour is overwhelming and a walk through the gardens’ gravel pathways, over bridges and by the lake, is an unforgettable experience.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Sunday 30th April 2023 – 1pm – 5pm

Sunday 7th May 2023 – 1pm – 5pm – The Stody Family Fun Day

Saturday 13th May 2023 – 1pm – 5pm – Stody Eurovision!

Sunday 14th May 2023 – 1pm – 5pm

Wednesday 17th May 2023 – 1pm – 5pm In aid of the National Garden Scheme

Thursday 18th May 2023 – 1pm – 5pm

Friday 19th May 2023 – 1pm – 5pm

Sunday 21st May 2023 – 1pm – 5pm – The Stody Classic Vehicle Day

Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th May 2023 inclusive – 1pm – 5pm

Sunday 28th May 2023 – 1pm – 5pm

Monday 29th May 2023 – 1pm – 5pm


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Non-members: £7.

Group Visits

Groups are welcome to visit the gardens by appointment.

Home made teas can be provided.

Please contact Ruth Keen on 01263 860254 or email

Educational Visits

The Estate hosts over 500 primary school children from around the country each year for a fun and interactive day trip.

Children are taken on a farm tour, visiting and discussing every part of the Estate’s operations, and are provided with complimentary farm produce for the packed lunch.

Contact for more information:

01263 860 572

for the latest information.
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Melton Constable, Norfolk, NR24 2EW

Located 0.5 miles north of the B1354 at Briston; 3 miles south west of Holt.

Trains run to Kings Lynn and Norwich from which there is a good local bus service to Holt and Briston.

Stody Lodge Gardens is looked after by two permanent gardeners throughout the year - they are very busy with such a large garden but we welcome in local garden support staff for six weeks prior to the garden opening to ensure it is immaculate for our visitors. This is a private family garden so inevitably some time is also spent retrieving footballs and moving trampolines out of sight!

Stody Lodge Gardens long walk

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Stody Lodge Gardens azalea walk

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