What’s Happening at West Lexham – May 2023

As summer approaches, West Lexham estate is warming up, and there’s a palpable buzz in the air. The weather is perfect for a refreshing dip into our beautiful lake, surrounded by lush greenery and the tranquil sounds of nature, with birds and bees exploring and soaking up the sunshine.

Read on to discover what has been happening over the last few weeks, and what we have coming up in May!

Founder of West Lexham

“It is now swimming season. While various brave souls go wild swimming in the lake throughout the winter, when May arrives the pool is heated and the lake starts to warm up, bringing the possibility of a freshwater dip to the fairer weather swimmer. I recommend a sunbathe on the lawn, then a dip in the lake under the cherry blossom of the shell house. You might glimpse the newly hatched ducklings.“


from Lucy, Head Grower in The Growing Garden

“Summertime and living are easy – not quite! But the feeling of ‘nature all around us’ is what really sets West Lexham apart. I have been lucky enough to work at many picturesque venues, but nowhere has a better balance with nature than West Lexham, this is what makes our GlampingTreehouse or Retreat stays so special. There’s never a feeling of too many people, so where better to stay and enjoy all the joys of Summer without the crowd!”

Get growing: Apart from tomatoes, peppers, and aubergines, It’s still not too late to get growing, so there is plenty of seed-sowing time left.

Tips for unwanted guests: There will always be some unhelpful guests like greenflies and whitefly; however, our diversity of good predators attracted by all the flowers usually take care of these. If you are struggling, you can purchase good predators online to get on top of any infestation. I use both ladybird larvae for the greenfly and intarsia for the whitefly.

Foraging this month: Wild garlic and Gorse flowers (edible and smell like coconut!).”


from Lucy, Head Grower in The Growing Garden

“I have recently started at West Lexham after working for my previous employer for 47 years, which started as a Market Gardener and diversified into public and commercial gardens based just outside Norwich. I live very locally in Swaffham and am enjoying the shorter commute! I love the environment here at West Lexham, where my skills are well-suited. My spare time is spent in nature, enjoying rollerskating and zipwires, and I love listening to Trance music!“

Experience nature in full bloom and spring-to-summer vibes at West Lexham. From wild swimming in our lake to enjoying freshly harvested produce at our Garden Kitchen Cafe, there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for a getaway in nature this Summer, be sure to visit our What’s On page to book your stay at West Lexham. We can’t wait to welcome you to our little slice of paradise.

Lots of Love,
The West Lexham Team

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