Gardens of interest in Norfolk and Suffolk
Sparrows Nest Park - Lowestoft - NR32 1XG
A local park with lots to offer. Whether you want to explore the maritime museum, enjoy a relaxing cup of tea, take a stroll, or test your skill at bowls or putting, this park suits everyone!
Raveningham Gardens - Raveningham - NR14 6NS - www.raveningham.com
These family run gardens display a number of different themes to cater for a variety of tastes and interests, including: a herb garden, an orchard, an Edwardian rose garden, a Victorian conservatory, an 18th-century kitchen garden and a lake.
Hoveton Riverside Pak - Hoveton
If you moor at Wroxham be sure to visit Hoveton's beautiful riverside park which offers public moorings, bridges, paths and seating areas. You can take a relaxing stroll through the park, feed the ducks, or even enjoy a picnic here.
Chapelfield Gardens - Norwich
These gardens are located right in the heart of the city - their size and location make them the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing walk or an ice cream. The gardens date back to the 13th century when they were once part of the grounds of a hospital and chapel.
Plantation Gardens - Norwich - www.plantationgarden.co.uk
Norwich's 'Secret Garden' - set in 3 acres of land beside the Roman Catholic cathedral. Plantation Gardens are the perfect place for a peaceful walk or meditation. As well as the beautiful flowers there are plenty of interesting features including a Gothic fountain, Italian terrace and a 57-foot rustic bridge.
Castle Gardens - Norwich
These city gardens make the perfect spot for a picnic if you are moored up at Norwich. From here you can enjoy an excellent view of the nearby castle, as well as the underground Castle Mall shopping centre's distinctive glass roof. Best of all, because of the garden's raised position you can enjoy a lovely cityscape view of Norwich.
Hoveton Hall Gardens - Hoveton - NR12 8RJ
Enjoy a tranquil stroll beside lakes, through woodland and past 19th-century hall which are all part of these 15-acre gardens. The benches lining the route give you the opportunity to sit and admire the surroundings. The 'Spider Garden' is a particular highlight of the walk, especially during the summer when its herbaceous borders are a riot of colour. Afterwards, you can enjoy a cup of tea at the cafe, before buying a plant to take home with you!