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The Plantation Garden

Haven of tranquility not far from Norwich city centre.

  • 4.7

  • from 1175 Google reviews

A group of people walking across a lush green field
A group of people walking across a lush green field

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About the garden

The Plantation Garden is a Grade II English Heritage registered garden close to Norwich City centre, next to the Catholic Cathedral.

The Garden comprises nearly 3 acres and its features include a Gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, an Italianate terrace, ‘Medieval’ wall, summer-house, woodland walkways and a rustic bridge. It is an idiosyncratic garden, a haven of peace and tranquillity and a glimpse into a bygone age.

Opening times

Every Day 8AM - 6PM (or dusk)

Useful details

Garden area

3 Acres

Dog walking

No - Guide dogs only.

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved). The entrance and the main part of the garden are fully accessible. However, there are steep steps up the Italian Terrace at the end of the garden and some steps and steep slopes on the woodland paths around the top of the garden.



Norfolk, NR2 3DB

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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 1175 Google reviews


a month ago


£2.00 cash donation to the honesty box Although street parking is available, it is always full. It's so lovely and green. The Quarry Garden is reached via steps from the Plantation House. There's also information about Henry Trevor and The Plantation Garden's history. There are woods, exquisite bricks, and textiles in the garden. There is a wooden chair available for you to sit and relax in. Comfortable shoes, on the other hand, would be ideal because there will be more footsteps as you walk around. We were there at the time, and there were some free plants in the front. I don't know if it's available on a regular basis.

Thomas Clapson

a month ago


Well worth a visit when you are in the area. I went in the winter, it was very quiet and it was lovely to wander around and take it all in. I imagine that every season is different and they would all have their merits for a visit. Make sure you read the info provided to make your visit more fulfilling. It's £2 entry.

Paul Brown

2 months ago


Great place. Very well designed and plenty to see. Quite a view if you can get high enough. The architecture is unique and the fountain is worth a look.

john sweet

9 months ago


Always interesting and unusual. Sunken garden with a good range of plants, trees and landscaping. Lovely area at the end with walls and ramps.

Theo Wash

3 months ago


Nice enough, peaceful place. Interesting to read about its history. Too many stairs though - not very disabled friendly, unfortunately. Was thinking of taking my dad but didn't want him to get disappointed that he couldn't see it all.

Contact the garden

07504 545810

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