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The Plantation Garden

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A beautiful and unexpected garden near the Catholic Cathedral situated in an old quarry. and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
clarendon47
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Melbourne, Australia
What an unexpected Gem :)

A truly beautiful restored garden well worth a visit when travelling to Norwich . Big pat on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WAok
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Perth, Australia
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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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4 Earlham Road, Norwich NR2 3DB, England
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All reviews city centre earlham road catholic cathedral little gem rc cathedral hidden away old quarry restored victorian chalk pit well worth a visit busy city entrance fee tranquil place information boards tea and cake sunny day interesting history
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank clarendon47
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Ah thanks! What a nice compliment.

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

We're very glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

Very glad you like the garden!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank 20suffolkgal
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little out of the city but well worth the walk - our daughter who lives in Norwich recommended them to us and we were so pleased she did. Beautifully kept gardens, lovely flowers...nice wooded walk and very peaceful too - will visit again in...More

Thank Cobblers1961
ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The volunteers appreciate your review! Many thanks!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today with my partner been meaning to visit here for a while. It £2 entry which you put in an honesty box to help out with plants etc.... The grounds are beautiful, it’s a hidden gem!

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

So glad you found us and enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Plantation Garden is located on the Earlham Road next to the Catholic Cathedral and is a genuine hidden gem. The garden is a restored Victorian town garden and is a former chalk mine. Visitors are charged a £2 entrance fee by way of an...More

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ThePlantationGarden, General Manager at The Plantation Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are very sorry that your visit was marred by the youths at the back of the garden. As you say, the garden is open every day and, as the garden is run entirely by volunteers, it isn't possible...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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