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East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden

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Beautiful all year round

We moved to Bacton in January this year so we are only a couple of miles away from these beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kings Lynn
An unbelievable garden

We have been to a great many gardens around the UK but this was the most impressive of them all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John B
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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“every corner”(55 reviews)
“cakes”(91 reviews)
“tea room”(72 reviews)
The garden is open from 29th March to 24th October 2015 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 1pm to 5.30pm. The gardens at East Ruston Old Vicarage are one of the most exciting surprises in the county, who would...more
East Ruston, Norwich NR12 9HN, England
+44 1692 650432
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from $15.70
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 15, 2015

Well... nearly fifty! We lost count. Alan Gray and Graham Robeson have created one of the most unique and attractive settings in the UK. Without question this eclectic mix of private gardens open from mid March until October for five days every week, in our...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 24, 2013

The planting around the house is vibrant and exciting and we were looking forward to seeing more of the same in the rest of the garden. However, the rest of the garden was weedy and poorly maintained, and most of the flowering plants had gone...More

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All reviews every corner cakes tea room unusual plants happisburgh lighthouse plant sales area buy plants for sale different areas different seasons tea shop water features guide book well worth a visit lovely afternoon entrance fee sunny day
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved to Bacton in January this year so we are only a couple of miles away from these beautiful gardens. which make it perfect for us to make full use of the season tickets our family gave us as a Christmas gift. We wondered...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to a great many gardens around the UK but this was the most impressive of them all. There were so many grand designs and intricate plantings that in places the garden was almost 'over the top' and left us speechless! Some of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place so much to see and appreciate. We visited in late summer when you would think that the garden would be going over but how wrong you are This is garden for all seasons and you can see the structure of the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolute dream place to visit, full of vibrant colours and designs, with a huge array of amazing garden displays, the sights and smells were a feast to ones senses.Grab a cup of tea and a slice of some amazing cakes. Highlight of our Norfolk stay.

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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Had wondered whether it was worth paying to get into garden, but definitely was, so much to see and such a pretty garden with a surprise around each corner. Such a lovely cafe too, really tasteful with lots of tasty cakes and friendly staff

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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Alan met the group of 25 guests at 10am and started with a introduction and the history and background to the house and Gardens. Refreshed after teas, coffee and biscuits the tour commenced. The Gardens are extensive and cover 32 acres and at every turn...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

As the summer of 2018 ended, we visited this magical garden. Visiting this garden is like exploring a wild old house with numerous rooms, and a delightful surprise round every corner. We shall revisit. We’re only about an hour from the garden and I have...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

I love to go to east Ruston old vicarage gardens every couple of years. It does take a fews hours to walk around. They have plants for sale which I brought a few. We went to tea room for are dinner, the food was really...More

Thank 631allyc
Reviewed September 21, 2018

As always there is something different to see. Lovely vistas. The planting never ceases to amaze and inspire. Love this place.

2  Thank Holly J
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

The garden has been on our must see list for some time, despite windy weather we were not disappointed. Amazing skills and imagination, not to mention Herculean efforts, have contributed to turning what must have been a bland flat area of farmland in to the...More

Thank Christine L
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Sally T
June 22, 2018|
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Response from Bluehindycat | Reviewed this property |
Whilst there are some uneven gravel paths and a few steps, I would think your mum would be able to navigate the garden with no issues.
margaret w
February 8, 2018|
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Response from EastRustonOldVic | Property representative |
Hello, we have snowdrops in the garden but we are not open until 3rd March.
Lisa F
December 10, 2017|
Response from Sarah V |
hi, please give me a ring on 01692 650432 and I can help you.