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“A little bit of heaven near the city centre”

The Plantation Garden
Ranked #9 of 149 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. PLEASE NOTE: TOILETS are only open when there are volunteers on duty...on Sundays in the summer and for special events. Please see our website for details of events. Refereshments and toilets are available at St. John's Cathedral Narthex next door. We regret we have NO PARKING, but there is a pay and display carpark next door.
Reviewed 28 September 2011

We're members of the Plantation garden trust and visit frequently throughout the year. For an annual fee of £12 the whole family can enjoy all this lovely garden has to offer - the flower beds are always lovely, the fountain beautiful and the children love playing hide and seek! The sunday afternoon teas throughout the summer are not to be missed. Enjoy this little piece of paradise.

2  Thank GoochFamily12
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

The Plantation Gardens are a quiet haven amid the bustle of the city. The volunteers who tend them are very welcoming and knowledgable about the unusual history of the garden. Although small in size, there are lots of nooks and crannies to explore and it is easy to while away an afternoon. (Light refreshments are served on Sundays i believe.)
The gardens will interest adults, but children too will enjoy the pathways and bridges - as well as the fountain.

1  Thank intrepid1258
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Reviewed 25 September 2009

Tucked away from view, just past the Roman Catholic Cathedral, is a treasure of Norwich well worth finding. A sign from the pavement directs you to the "Plantation Garden", which is a beautifully restored victorian garden.
Peacefully tucked away in an amphitheatre-like hollow, it is hard to imagine that you are close to a busy city centre, as you wander pass the flower beds, fountain and follies only to be disturbed by the odd squirrel and happily chirping birds.
I visited the garden in the morning, just after opening time at 9.00 am. It was quiet and pleasantly relaxing. The only downside (for the photographer, like me) of visiting early in the day, is that the sun does not shine directly into the garden for a while, due to it`s high sides and tree cover. But this is being "picky".
Anytime is a good time to visit, if you just want to get away from it all and relax for a while.
It is a unique experience that I would recommend to anyone feeling the stresses of modern living.
Come, enjoy and relax!

7  Thank ffogyday
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Reviewed 13 August 2009

We visited The Plantation Garden in Norwich whilst on the Norwich Hop on and off Bus Tour. The gardens are a registered charity and run by a group of volunteers, who also have plants for sale. If there is no one present, there is an honesty box that used to be a post box. The gardens are extremely beautiful and easy to walk around as most of it is on the flat. You can climb up several flights of steps to look down on the gardens but this is not necessary to enjoy the beauty.

The gardens are well worth a visit for the £2.00 admission price.

3  Thank Kevin F
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