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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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Tranquility

A very quiet haven in a busy city, a lovely garden that continues to be restored by dedicated volunteers. Its a shame that when we visited yesterday previous visitors to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A very quiet haven in a busy city, a lovely garden that continues to be restored by dedicated volunteers. Its a shame that when we visited yesterday previous visitors to the restored summerhouse had not bothered to take their litter away with them and leave it for others to clear up. We walked to it as there is no convenient... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We live very close to the garden oasis that is The Plantation Garden off the Earlham Road near the Roman Catholic cathedral in Norwich and visit it from time to time to admire the garden and seek peace and quiet. However, on Easter Monday the Garden had a special egg hunt for children, ideal for the two grandchildren staying with... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had lived in Norwich for at least ten years before I visited the Plantation Gardens for the first time. Once I had visited I kicked myself for not having gone sooner. From its simple entrance you could not anticipate just how stunning it is - not just because of the well-groomed plants but also because of it's landscaped shape... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A bit disappointing after the generally good other reviews. Perhaps would be better in mid summer when more is in flower.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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36 helpful votes 36 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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