The Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden is a hidden garden with a wealth of plant life and wildlife. It’s located in Norwich, United Kingdom and can be an ideal place for those who love to walk and explore. The 500 year old secret gardens have been preserved by the Plantation Garden Society so that they will remain beautiful for generations to come. The Plantation Garden has recently received funding from UK charity the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the second phase of the garden, which was originally created in 1837. This is due to the recent discovery of an 18th century document which confirms that this area was originally designed as part of the original garden in 1610. The restoration will focus on welcoming families, children, visitors with disabilities and local school children are invited to explore the restoration with the Plantation Garden Society.

They aim is to involve as many people as possible in the heritage of the garden, which will help more people become aware of their history and bring it alive – literally! The Plantation Garden has been designed with everyone in mind. It has recently received funding from UK charity the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the second phase of the garden, which was originally created in 1837. This is due to the recent discovery of an 18th century document which confirms that this area was originally designed as part of the original garden in 1610. The restoration will focus on welcoming families, children, visitors with disabilities and local school children are invited to explore the restoration with the Plantation Garden Society. They aim is to involve as many people as possible in the heritage of the garden, which will help more people become aware of their history and bring it alive – literally! The Plantation Garden has been designed with everyone in mind.

Apart from the natural beauty of the land around the plantings, there are also many interesting buildings such as The Hall of Wayside Flowers which contains 2,000 varieties of plants and is now open to members of the public on certain days of the week; The Rare Plant House containing over 500 exotic species; and The Conservatory containing a varied mix of flora including palms, ferns and cacti.

Visitors often go to gardens that are close by such as Norwich Castle Gatehouse Garden or Chelsea Physic Garden in London. The Plantation Garden is an ideal place for them to visit when they are in Norwich.

The Gardens are located in the grounds of the University of East Anglia’s Dereham Road Campus in Norwich, UK just off Prince of Wales road which can be accessed easily by car and public transport.