Gardens, Walks & Parks
Elsing Hall Gardens cover an area of 10 acres, with many old-fashioned roses, a walled kitchen garden, arboretum and formal garden.
At Bressingham near Diss is the Alan Bloom Dell Garden. It has an amazing collection of over 5,000 varieties of hardy perennials. The Adrian Foggy Bottom Garden is worthy of a visit at any time of the year as it is in glorious colour all year round.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden can be found near South Walsham. It covers an area of 180 acres, and comprises a beautiful ancient woodland, water gardens and a private broad.
Humphrey Repton designed Sheringham Park in 1812. The park has way- marked walks varying in length, and is open all year round. Viewing towers provide spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, coast and azaleas and rhododendrons when in flower. Many species of trees and shrubs can be found, including 15 kinds of magnolia, maple, oak, sweet chestnut, beech, snowdrop, pocket handkerchief and pine.
Plantation Gardens are situated in the centre of Norwich, just off Earlham Road. They were established 140 years ago in a 3-acre chalk quarry, and include a gothic fountain, flower beds and a woodland walk-way.
Thetford Forest is Britain’s largest lowland pine forest. There are signposted walks, many picnic areas and cycle hire facilities.
Brandon Park, near Thetford, was created by businessman Edward Bliss. It is a woodland park with exotic trees, walled garden, old orchard, early Victorian mausoleum and lake.
Mannington Gardens and Country Park has beautiful gardens that surround a medieval moated manor house. Features include landscaped lakes, a chapel garden and many roses and wild flowers.
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