The Old Vicarage, East Ruston (6 miles from Trunch)
Stunning 20 acre gardens open from April to end of October.
This location is all the more interesting when you realise that Alan Gray and his partner started with a blank canvas. From this they have created a variety of garden ‘rooms’ with lots of interesting features. A good day out from which even the expert gardener will take something. There is a good cafe and a shop from which you can get many of the plants exhibited in the garden.
This is little gem is hidden close to the Norfolk coast. Both the formal and wildlife gardens are delights with great ideas that could be incorporated into your own garden, regardless of size.
The Plantation Garden, Norwich is a restored Victorian town garden and a grade II English Heritage registered garden, located in Earlham Road, Norwich.
The garden includes a huge gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, woodland walkways, rustic bridge, Italianate terrace, ‘Medieval’ terrace wall; and hundreds of architectural details fashionable in the mid 19th century.
This idiosyncratic garden was established 140 years ago in a 3-acre (12,000 m2) abandoned chalk quarry and is a haven of peace and tranquillity, and a glimpse into a bygone age.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
in the Broads, South Walsham (15 miles)
Set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is a secret hideaway just waiting to be discovered.
Fairhaven is a unique garden rich in wildlife. The Garden is an eclectic mix of native and cultivated plantings with a network of dyke systems and a private broad.