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The Plantation Garden

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Address: 4 Earlham Rd, Norwich NR2 3DB, England
Phone Number: 07504 545810
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Three acres of gardens laid out at the end of the 19th century.

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Hidden gem of norwich

Stunning gardens with beautiful views, the history behind it is also interesting. For such a small donation, the visit to the garden was well worth it. The fountain is also home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Stunning gardens with beautiful views, the history behind it is also interesting. For such a small donation, the visit to the garden was well worth it. The fountain is also home to some fish and frogs which we were able to look at.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews we were looking forward to visiting the secret gardens. However we would say not to visit until the summer time as the pictures provided by others portray a totally different place. It was old and derelict, glass on the floor, youngsters smoking weed, no flowers bloomed, grass was dead and everything was covered with mesh. It... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Through an unpreposessing entrance, nestling behind Norwich's second cathedral off one of the city's busiest roads, The Plantation Garden can easily be missed if you walk by on the other side of the street. Enter and you cannot fail to be charmed by this formal garden being re-created in an enclosed bowl, sculpted out of the slope leading up to... More 

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Norfolk
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

For decades this place was a secret garden but on the day we went for a walk there fifty people. Must go back when the garden is in bloom for another look

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Norwich
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I'm sure all the descriptions like 'a little gem' 'hard to believe you're a stone's throw from the city centre' etc. have been used before, and quite rightly so. It is run by volunteers and thankfully there is no souvenir shop or cafeteria. Teas are served during the summer and (weather permitting) nothing could be more pleasant in such delightful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a picnic in the sunshine! Beautiful to look at and never crowded, you forget you're in a city centre at all. Norwich's own (not so) secret garden!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a unique garden in the built up part a Norwich, if you did not know of it you would never find it. The garden is maintained by volunteers, its quiet and peaceful, away from the madding crowd. One of those places where, each time you change your viewpoint you see something quite different or which you missed last... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This garden is run by volunteers. We visited on the day that they had come to tidy the garden up. There is a £2 fee which you are asked to put in the honesty box, this also is used for you to pay for plants as there is a small nursery here too. The garden drops away from the road... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It had a lot of interesting plants and some follies, there were also lots of very tame squirrels. If you were there to take photographs you could visit throughout the year, if you wanted to just sit in the gardens you would probably find it a bit cold in October. It only costs £2, there is an honesty box as... More 

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Sympathetic restoration of Henry Trevor's victorian garden. A joy to behold for a very modest entrance fee and recommended for horticulture enthusiasts, garden designers and general relaxees.

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