Gardens to Visit in Norfolk
There are many gardens to visit in Norfolk, from ones alive with unusual and rare plants to others with a variety of wildlife within its midst – including some big cats like tigers! Read on to find out about the different gardens to visit in Norfolk and see which one grabs your interest!
Located in Norwich city, these Gardens are located behind the intu Chapelfield shopping centre. With a classic band stand, Mexican restaurant called Pedro’s, and various paths to walk through the gardens, this is a good option if you’re visiting the city of Norwich for the day.
East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden
Designed by the owners from scratch, the Old Vicarage Garden in East Ruston is owned by Alan Gray and Graham Robeson. The gardens are stunning visually, and contain different various rare and unusual plants, which you may be able to buy from the plant sales section of the garden. There are also hedgerows, banks, wildflower areas, and ponds to allow wildlife the opportunity to flourish. Definitely worth a look if you love unusual plants!
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
A large wildlife garden spanning over 130 actres of cultivated, wild and natural plantings, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden also features 4 miles of woodland pathways for you to explore. The gardens also have a private Broad with private boat trips, a tearoom to enjoy a light lunch or a hot drink, as well as a gift shop and plant sales!
How Hill Trust
Established in 1984, the How Hill Trust primarily an environmental educational charity. Based in Ludham, the charity takes its name from the landmark it manages, How Hill House, which overlooks stunning gardens, as well as a section of the Broads and historic windmills. The trust has a seasonal tearoom, and have both House Gardens and Secret Gardens to look around.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
A unique type of gardens, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens features lots of different animals to see along the way. With cats big and small (including tigers), a walk-through aviary, and more, there is also a Willow Pattern Garden which tells the legend of the Willow Pattern Garden, a Chinese story. Throughout the gardens there is a lake which is home to a variety of wildlife, as well as willows and waterfowl.
Please contact service provider before travelling for correct information. Last reviewed 17 May 2017. Photo of Leopard at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens by Andrew Florides, courtesy of Great Yarmouth Borough Council.