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The Plantation Garden

Closed Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Lovely

A real secret garden was worth the walk . Lovely to walk round lots of boards with information on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
markscar1974
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Norwich, United Kingdom
via mobile
A Hidden Gem

Saw this place on Google maps, it is about 15 minute walk out of the centre but well worth it if... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter H
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“city centre”(39 reviews)
“earlham road”(14 reviews)
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A beautifully restored Victorian garden of 3 acres which is run by volunteers for the benefit of the community. All your entrance fees go the the upkeep of the garden, new plants etc. On Sundays in summer teas are served to musical entertainment...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Earlham Road, Norwich NR2 3DB, England
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+44 7504 545810
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All reviews city centre earlham road catholic cathedral little gem rc cathedral old quarry hidden away restored victorian chalk pit an oasis of calm well worth a visit busy city information boards tranquil place entrance fee tea and cake interesting history
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A real secret garden was worth the walk . Lovely to walk round lots of boards with information on telling you the history. Now we live in the city we shall be back

Thank markscar1974
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you found us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw this place on Google maps, it is about 15 minute walk out of the centre but well worth it if you like gardens and plants. It is an oasis of calm in a busy city. There is an honesty box of £2 to get...More

Thank Peter H
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Peter. We're glad you found us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful spot that I visited for the first time over the weekend. Delightful gardens with several hidden walkways. Lots of autumn plants. Will definitely visit again in the spring and summer when visiting Norwich. Wish I had seen it before when I have been visiting...More

1  Thank Helen S
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you discovered us! Come again soon!

Reviewed 14 October 2018

A beautiful and unexpected garden near the Catholic Cathedral situated in an old quarry. and beautifully restored by local devotees. If you are a gardener, or love gardens, do not miss it

1  Thank clarendon47
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Ah thanks! What a nice compliment.

Reviewed 11 October 2018

A truly beautiful restored garden well worth a visit when travelling to Norwich . Big pat on the back to the wonderful local volunteers and workers who keep this garden open and enjoyable for the public. Lets hope the adjacent Hotel NR2 does not ruin...More

Thank WAok
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

We'll pass on your compliments to the volunteers! Many thanks

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Amazing place and hidden away so often nice and quiet. Definately worth a visit. often have events as well so good reasons to go back!

Thank Erik G
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

We're very glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 28 September 2018

A humble entrance belies the beauty of this amazing garden. It's not only the actual flowers, shrubs and trees but the artistic lay out and planning of it all which is great. You can bring a book or a picnic or just relax with friends.

Thank mark_davie_2000
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Very glad you like the garden!

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Very cleverly designed gardens kept by dedicated volenteers so would i would never disresect their efforts. But... People are over raving about this and raising expectations beyond what can realistically be achieved by an inner ciry sunken garden. If in Norwich or the surrounding areas...More

Thank Phill R
Reviewed 23 September 2018

this is a lovely little hidden gem.it is a restored hidden victorian garden.it 's entrance is right next door to the catholic cathedral at the top of earlham road.there is a small fee to enter,but this goes towards the up keep of the gardens.the gardens...More

Thank David H
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

We're very glad you enjoyed your visit! Just in case you've raised expectations, we should say that there only refreshments in the garden on Sundays in the summer. But the Cathedral next door has a permanent cafe!

Reviewed 20 September 2018

A quiet place to walk and relax in Norwich city centre. Free to visit, donations requested. Good for children to run off a bit of steam.More

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ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for your review. The quiet, relaxing atmosphere is what many visitors appreciate. Actually, it isn't free to visit. The entrance fee is £2 and we rely on the honesty of visitors to put their money in the honesty box when there is no...More

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TravelmumSuffolk
29 June 2018|
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Response from ThePlantationGarden | Property representative |
I'm sorry if you are experiencing difficulty getting a response. If you are the group from WESTERFIELD & DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB, then I hope you have received our reply to your email, sent on 26th June. If you are a... More
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Carolapj
3 August 2016|
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Response from ThePlantationGarden | Property representative |
The Plantation Garden has no parking facilities, but there is a pay and display car park next door at the time of writing. Street parking on Earlham Rd is available on Sundays. There is some limited parking in nearby... More
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Paul S
22 May 2016|
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Response from ThePlantationGarden | Property representative |
For anyone else with the same question, the answer is no, the garden is not suitable for dogs. Sorry. Assistance dogs only.
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