Glamping at Bressingham Gardens

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Diss

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
Peaceful glamping in an undisturbed meadow in beautiful Bressingham Gardens

The family behind the world-renowned Bressingham Gardens have opened up a glamping meadow for guests. Lucky visitors are now able to settle into bell tents pitched in a tree-lined, wildlife-watching wonderland within Bressingham’s 17 acres of landscaped Norfolk greenery. The gardens are home to an incredible 8,000 plant species, but when it comes to glamping, the numbers are impressive in the other direction. There are just two bell tents, offering peaceful adults-only breaks among the blooms.

Bressingham’s holiday accommodation began with its gorgeous Georgian Mansion being rented out for stays. After seeing its success, host Matt Bloom wanted to provide smaller and more back-to-basics accommodation firmly planted within the flora. As such, two bell tents have been pitched in a relatively undisturbed meadow; the grass kept unmowed save for the pathways, allowing the surrounding wildlife to flourish. There’s a traditional and lunar bell tent here, both furnished with the latter boasting more headroom. All conveniences are supplied — kettle and cafetiere for tea and coffee, stove for cooking, cutlery and the like — while a wood-burning stove and firepit keep things nice and toasty both inside and out. There’s a compost loo but no shower and the tents are off-grid though a fully-charged battery pack will power lighting inside your tent with solar lights outside.

But it’s Bressingham Garden itself that’s the real star of the show. The ongoing passion project of three generations of the Bloom family, this beautiful place is free to explore for those glamping. Here, guests are able to enjoy the wide array of European perennial plants displayed in the rolling Dell Garden, the conifers and heathers gathered in the wonderfully named Foggy Bottom Garden and the autumnal redwood in Adrian’s Wood. Be sure to set your alarm for an early morning, too, as then you’ll have the best chance of spotting the wilder life living here, from the robins, swallows and sparrowhawks, to the rabbits, hares and stoats.



The 5m bell tents are ‘off-grid’. However, guests are provided with a fully charged battery pack to power warm led-lighting inside the tent, and to recharge phones and tablets. Solar lighting guides your way outside, with added light from led-lanterns. There is no wifi - but there is excellent 4G coverage from EE. Mains water is available nearby. The ‘sit-down’ toilet is nearby, and is an eco-friendly compost loo. There is no shower at present - but it is our next project!

Suitable For

Adults only

No dogs or pets

No groups or parties

Fires only in the fire-pit and wood burning stove - dry seasoned wood only please.

Check-in between 2pm-6pm, check-out before 11am


The Bressingham Gardens

Bressingham Steam Museum

Wortham Ling

Redgrave Fen

Food & Drink

Bressingham Steam Museum cafe
The Chequers restaurant/bar/shop
Bressingham village shop
Roydon White Hart

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The Owner Says

Nestled in a wildflower meadow, surrounded by trees, on the edge of the world renowned Bressingham Gardens, we can now offer our beautifully appointed bell tents. Reserved for two adults only, the bell tents are designed for simple but luxurious comfort, with a kingsize bed, bespoke wooden furniture, and snug seating. There is a wood-burning stove for cosy nights in, and all the kit you need to prepare a meal for two. There is also a fire-pit for tranquil evenings, flame-gazing, and barbecuing. Spend your days relaxing in the glade, wandering the many gardens, or exploring the Waveney valley and Norfolk-Suffolk countryside.

Come and experience the wilder side of Bressingham!

Social Distancing Measures


Capacity has been reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in is contactless (in person), one group at a time, and unattended

Dedicated toilet for glampers

Deep cleaning of accommodation units and shared facilities between guests

Hand sanitising station at the toilets


Two bell tents, both sleeping two.

Sunrise Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 2
5m round bell tent, with made up king size bed, wood stove, bespoke wooden furniture, fully carpeted, with snug seating, all the kit you need to prepare a meal, and includes a BBQ fire-pit.

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Getting There

Bressingham Gardens (IP22 2AA) is located on the A1066 - the Diss to Thetford road.

If you are approaching from Diss, from the East, then you drive past the Garden Centre, past the Steam Museum, past Bressingham Hall, for another 100m. You turn left into a small lane that has a blue sign stating “NO ENTRY” - which is opposite a road to the right which leads to Bressingham village.

If you are approaching from Thetford, from the West, then you drive past the Church on your right, past the A1066 Chequers pub on your left, for another 50m. You turn right into a small lane that has a blue sign stating “NO ENTRY”  - which is opposite a road to the left which leads to Bressingham village.

Parking is free and is 100m from the tents.

Diss Train Station is 3 miles away, and early morning public buses run from Diss Bus Station to Bressingham Garden Centre. Alternatively a 20 minute cycle ride or £10 taxi fare. 


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Why book with Glampingly?

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  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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