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Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

 

 

BRIEF HISTORY

The garden was bought by the first Lord Fairhaven in 1946 along with South Walsham Hall. The gardens were transformed by Lord Fairhaven and 7 full time gardeners who developed the gardens by hand and made it into the garden you see today. The garden is still managed organically and traditional methods are still used where possible. The garden was opened to the public in 1975 and has been open ever since.

 

HORTICULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

Primroses, wood anemones, bluebells, candelabra primulas, rhododendrons and azaleas in the Spring; wildflowers like Hemp Agromony, meadowsweet and orchids in the summer and spectacular autumn colours.

 

OTHER THINGS TO SEE & DO

Visitors can take a boat ride to see the south Walsham broad and travel up to see the ruins of St. Benets Abbey. You can also hire a canoe at weekends and school holidays. Fairhaven also offers a bird hide, gift shop, tearoom, plant sales area and a programme of special events.

 

LOCAL AREA

 South Walsham is a historic village in the heart of the Norfolk Broads a region with historic churches and houses, thatched cottages, marshlands and waterways.

 

PLACES TO STAY

 South Walsham and the surrounding area has lots of accommodation providers, our website has a few suggestions.

 

HOW TO FIND US

 Sign posted of the A47 at the B1140 junction

 

OPENING TIMES

 Open daily from 10am (except Christmas day).

 

ENTRY

Adults £5.50, concessions £5.00 and children £3.00 and 25p for dogs on leads. Groups welcome- discounts apply for groups over 15 people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD & DRINK

 The Tearoom serves a wide range of homemade cakes and light lunches. Where possible we cater for all dietary requirements including coeliacs and vegans. We pride ourselves on using local and fair-trade produce and a selection of homegrown vegetables. Lunches are served all day and the tearoom is open form 10am. Groups can be catered for if booked in advance, buffet menus available on request.

 

POSTCODE FOR CAR SAT NAVs

 NR13 6DZ

 

FRIENDS/VOLUNTEERS

 

WEBSITE

www.fairhavengarden.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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