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East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden

East Ruston, Norwich NR12 9HN, England
+44 1692 650432
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Nothing Rusty here!

While staying a Wroxham, we ventured out to this place for lunch and to enjoy the well laid out... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MisterBee123
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Chippenham, UK
To die for

If anyone likes flowers this is the perfect place for you. The gardens, which there are plenty will... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hewson-Marr
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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 expect to find a verdant, sheltered garden in the prairie landscape that is north east Norfolk? Enter the garden and you are worlds away from the local landscape for here there are many gardens within the whole including a new Walled Garden, Rose Garden, Woodland Garden, Mediterranean Garden and a stunning Desert inspired by the landscape of Arizona. These areas are connected by magical avenues and areas of informal planting with some places allowed to be wildlife friendly which includes a stunning Corn Field that contains the corn field weeds of yesteryear and has been known to move visitors to tears. Wild Flower meadows lead down to ponds full to bursting with the sights and sounds of nature giving way to rolling lawns all enclosed by tall sheltering trees and hedges for because of its coastal situation this is an inward looking garden. But, the views out are both stunning and amusing, a port hole cut in the hedge allows tantalizing glimpses of the Happisburgh lighthouse one mile away whilst other highlights are the views of both St. Mary's churches at East Ruston and Happisburgh. Overall there is a feeling that this garden is exceedingly well designed; there is incredible use of colour, an exuberance of planting making it a very special experience, this garden has that certain je nais se quoi that is sadly lacking in most modern gardens today. There is a well equipped tea room serving delicious locally produced refreshments and a nursery selling many of the rare and unusual plants found growing in the garden.
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“cakes” (86 reviews)
“every corner” (51 reviews)
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East Ruston, Norwich NR12 9HN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While staying a Wroxham, we ventured out to this place for lunch and to enjoy the well laid out gardens. Food was good, garden was excellent and the weather even held off during our visit!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If anyone likes flowers this is the perfect place for you. The gardens, which there are plenty will blow you away with there design, planting and true Englishness. It’s simply a gardeners heaven. With so much to see you are able to take a break...More

Thank Hewson-Marr
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have wanted to visit these gardens for some time; and they did not disappoint. the layout was brilliant, and each individual room had so much to see, loved the many benches to really take in the views. came away full of ideas! Particularly loved...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stunning planting choices. Lovely garden windows through to views. Wildflower meadow, dry garden particularly impressive.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This are amazing gardens with a lot to see (f.e. Exotic Garden, Dessert Garden, Dutch Garden and so on)... a must if you visit Norfolk!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gardens in late May and were hugely impressed. The way the garden was divided into different rooms, each with their own unique look and feel, was fascinating and made for a most interesting and enjoyable visit. The variety of planting was superb...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps some of teh best gardens I've ever visited and I've been to lots. The way it has been carved out is splendid and each of the rooms is great. Do not miss the suculents and cactii.

Thank Phil F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place, so much variety. There are so many different gardens containing wonderful plants. It is very easy to spend three or more hours just wandering round the acres and then to look at plants for sale followed by gorgeous cakes from the...More

Thank Angela E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best gardens in Norfolk, you can stroll for hours without getting bored amongt a wide variety of flowers, trees and other comfortable spots.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Received an annual visitors card for Christmas and made the first visit to view the very special gardens and vistas. There is a very nice cafe and a plant sales area. Good car parking. It is certainly a must visit place and we shall make...More

Thank mikewelham
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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.
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Lisa F
December 10, 2017|
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Response from Sarah V |
hi, please give me a ring on 01692 650432 and I can help you.
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Natália M
October 19, 2017|
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Is there an entry fee?
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