Spring is a beautiful season for us here at The Grove.
The slight increase in temperature from those bleak wintery days encourages the garden to flourish, snowdrops and daffodils to blossom, trees to bud and the birds start nesting.
Our vegetable garden starts becoming greener and salad leaves come to life along with the basil, chives and dill in our herb garden.
The Grove is the ideal place for families to come and enjoy the Easter break with us or to come and spend the bank holiday weekends with us in May.
The arrival of the Spring season brings with it a whole host of activities. Sheringham Park is just a 10 minute drive away, which is famous for its vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas and visitors are encouraged to climb to the top of the towers in the park to experience the breath-taking views across the North Norfolk coast and surrounding landscape.
On Cromer Pier, Folk on the Pier, which attracts a large audience from far and wide is one of the biggest folk festivals in the country.
There is lots to do for all the family, and just up the road, about 40 minutes away, there is Dinosaur Adventure offering great days out for the little ones.
Festivals are also abundant in Spring. The Broads Outdoors Festival is an annual event, usually taking place at the beginning of May and features around 100 events to help you enjoy all that is special about Britain’s Magical Waterland.
North Norfolk Open Studios showcases all that is art in North Norfolk from tiny one man workshops to larger establishments. What better way to spend a few days than driving or cycling around tiny Norfolk studios experiencing artists at work and may be even adding to your collection.
At the end of May, the Norfolk & Norwich Festival heralds the start of Summer, welcoming a range of international performers to Norfolk, as well as celebrating the local talent and hosts various cultural events throughout Norwich and wider parts of Norfolk.
Norfolk’s Deep History Coast launches in 2020, with a trail exploring prehistoric periods via a wonderful free app. Including the Mammoth Marathon,along the coast.
There are two National Trust properties close to Cromer. Felbrigg Hall is on our doorstep, which has wonderful bluebell gardens in spring, and Blickling Hall is about eight miles away, which hosts a world war two museum, historic book shop as well as the standard NT wonderful house, gardens, converted stable-tearoom etc…
Our menu changes seasonally, spring dishes include local lamb, sustainably sourced North Sea fish, Norfolk asparagus, the garden isn’t at it’s most abundant this time of year, but we still produce forced rhubarb, root vegetables, onions, and later in the spring our poly tunnel produces salad leaves and radishes. You can see our current a la carte menu here.