Norwich is full of ancient pathways and secret alleys, doorways and corners, which lead to some historical sites. But you might need a little guidance to find them.
The spot of the day is one of Norwich’s great treasures, a botanical garden with many secrets, The Plantation Garden.
The Plantation Garden
- This beautifully restored Victorian garden was established 600 yards from the city center over 100 years ago. Now it is run by volunteers from the local community as a beautiful habitat for wildlife and a sanctuary from busy city life. This peaceful haven is a glimpse into a bygone age.
- Just step down a narrow driveway beside the Roman Catholic Cathedral on Earlham Road. You will find yourself at the edge of this sanctuary between the Victorian villas outside the city’s medieval walls.
- The entrance fee is a mere £2 ($2.75 USD) per adult. Accompanied children under 16 have free entry. All of the proceeds contribute to the caretaking of the garden and new plantations.
- The management also serves tea and cakes on Sundays along with musical entertainment on the grounds during the summer months.
- As the Plantation Garden is one of Norwich’s open green spaces, it will remain open throughout the lockdown for people to visit.
Other Great Treasures
Norwich is a beautiful city. Whenever you get a chance to visit, do not forget to visit its top-rated attractions like Tombland Alley, Dragon Hall, Whitlingham Country Park, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and many more.