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East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden

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Address: East Ruston, Norwich NR12 9HN, England
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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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Beautiful Gardens

From Springtime to the Autumn these gardens are full of flowers. There is so much to see that a second visit is probably required. I never tire of walking around these wonderful... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From Springtime to the Autumn these gardens are full of flowers. There is so much to see that a second visit is probably required. I never tire of walking around these wonderful gardens. It is a photographers paradise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens at East Ruston are fantastic. They are privately owned and tended, so worth checking on opening times etc. before travelling, but well worth the journey. We have visited as a couple and as a family with our young and teenage children. Everyone enjoyed the visit. The emphasis is on grand landscaping and some wonderful planting schemes and there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many different areas and plenty of ideas to gain and lovely tea rooms all so you can buy plants well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so many old and favourite varieties to view in these both modern and formal gardens, surprises around each corner as well as a well stocked coffee shop and an excellent garden centre

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a garden full of different areas, from dry garden to shade, to borders and so on. I'm not the gardener of the two of us although I can recognise a daffodil and, on a good day a snowdrop. It is full of ideas for your own garden as well as being interesting just to walk round. Alan Gray... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful garden such colour a must too see lovely cakes and unusual plants for sale need to go springtime next

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend an hour or a whole afternoon! Enjoyed walking around the beautiful formal and informal gardens which change with every visit. So much to admire and take in and then a chance to relax with tea and a slice of cake. Whether you are an experienced gardener or someone who can't tell the difference between a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So interesting for true gardeners. Really enjoyed a peaceful walk around this lovely garden. Nice to be able to buy plants grown in the garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good parking, so much to explore and enjoy. The tea room has excellent tea and cakes. Lots of ideas of plants and settings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is without doubt the best garden in the UK.. I took some German visitor's to visit this garden and they were astounded by the variety and interest in this fantastic place.

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