If you’re looking for inspiration for landscaping, Norfolk has many gorgeous gardens to take ideas from. Just a few are listed below, filled with designs that can be adapted in many different ways. From exotic flowers to bridges and fountains, all of these gardens include incredible scenery for you to take and give a unique twist for your own landscapes. Many of the gardens in Norfolk exhibit overgrown, enthralled greens, whilst others take pride in their elegance and precision. Whatever you’re seeking, be inspired by visiting these beautiful open gardens.
Plantation Gardens 4 Earlham Road NR2 3DB
In the heart of Norwich, the Plantation Gardens offer a tranquil experience through 3 acres of land, dating back to the 1800s. The pathways around the gothic fountain, colourful, vibrant flower beds and a bridge running through the middle guarantee a peaceful walk. The open garden displays an array of flowers such as Japanese Iris and pink Asters, along with spacious lawns and an Italianate terrace. Searching for a classic but trendy concept? The Plantation Gardens are the perfect example. Opening hours are 9am till 6pm all year round, and the entrance fee is a miniscule £2!
Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail The Street, Gooderstone, King's Lynn, PE33 9BP
The gardens were designed in 1970 and present an 8-acre nature trail consisting of four ponds, grass paths, a natural trout stream, a kingfisher hide and 13 numbered bridges to help visitors navigate their way around. There are a number of places to sit for people to take in the scenery. The overgrown flowers and different kinds of trees that border the ponds create an ethereal picture ideal for wildlife.
Natural Surroundings Bayfield Park, Holt, NR25 7JN
Natural Surroundings extends across 8 acres and lies just by the Norfolk coast. There are 20 demonstration gardens which are all wild-life friendly and show a wide selection of wildflowers. The Woodland Garden is divided into 4 sections - the North American Garden, the European Garden, followed by the British Garden and the Oriental Section, with plants from China and Japan.
Priory Maze and Gardens Abbey Cottage, Cromer Rd, Sheringham NR26 8SF
These gardens offer an exciting turn to the gardens you’re used to. Take inspiration from their 7ft tall maze with a viewing platform in the middle, with lots of fun opportunities for children both there and at the Pine Walk. If you are hunting for something more adventurous, look no further. Others can take in the surroundings at the Fern Walk, the Norfolk Riviera Garden and more. Share their vision with the themed gardens, suitable for everyone to fall in love with.
Mannington Gardens Mannington, Norwich NR11 7BB
Mannington Hall is perfect for anyone looking for either a neater, more orderly feel to their landscape design or an overgrown fairy tale garden. With perfectly trimmed lawns, the garden offers a sophisticated yet enchanted look that fits with the medieval architecture.