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East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden

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Address: East Ruston, Norwich NR12 9HN, England
Phone Number: +44 1692 650432
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The garden is open from 29th March to 24th October 2015 on Wednesday,...

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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Great day if you like gardes

Lovely garden with great surroundings and scurrilous cakes and coffee, you can also buy some plants too. Reccomend visit at different stages seasons as the garden is so different... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely garden with great surroundings and scurrilous cakes and coffee, you can also buy some plants too. Reccomend visit at different stages seasons as the garden is so different but still beautiful

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Costessey, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met the owners in the restaurant having a meal, were very friendly . Food was delicious and reasonably priced

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone who hasn't visited - you must - you need a day or 2 half days to take it all in. So many contrasting planting and hard landscaping areas.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there several times and every time I go I see something new. I would recommend it to anyone who loves plants and garden one of the best in East Anglia

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends took us there, it is beautiful with different themed areas. A very guiet and peaceful place .Has a lovely tea garden/rooms. Good parking.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am never ceased to be amazed at the additions and changes made by Allen & Graham, all of which further enhance your visit. The garden is impeccable as always, you can spend many hours here, stop for a re-fuel at the excellent tea room and be spoilt for choice.

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Stalham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends and what a wonderful afternoon. This place is beautiful. Lots of time and effort obviously goes in maintaining the gardens. Lots of nooks and crannies plus a different garden round each corner. Many places just to sit and take in he surroundings. The teashop is lovely to boot. Will defo visit again and looking forwards to seeing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Greenhouses full of unusual plants and succulents, broad vistas of tree-lined walkways, superb plant sales area, very helpful staff, more than adequate parking, food facilities of a high standard, a massive 'dry' garden full of weird cacti and scorched earth loving plants and so much more. Truly, for the garden connoisseur.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We always try to visit these gardens when in Norfolk! They are well worth a visit and are never a disappointment. So many different types of garden-rooms. There is a also a cafe etc....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a lovely well kept garden that is not fussy, the sort that you would like your self. The vegtable garden is also worth a look. If you take a camera you will find a lovely view through a hedge of a church towards the coast and many other nice vistas.

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