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East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden

East Ruston, Norwich NR12 9HN, England
+44 1692 650432
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AMAZING LANSCAPE DEVELOPED FOR ROUGH GROUND OVER YEARS

These fabulous gardens have been created over a 30 year period from what started of as rough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gfkw47
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Stalham, England
Always something new

A delightful garden that is constantly changing. There is something new to look at each year.It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yeadon
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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“every corner” (51 reviews)
“tea room” (61 reviews)
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East Ruston, Norwich NR12 9HN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These fabulous gardens have been created over a 30 year period from what started of as rough fields. You really need to visit several time a year to appreciate the extent of it - the colours are amazing but the summer wild flower meadow is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A delightful garden that is constantly changing. There is something new to look at each year.It is divided into several different "rooms" with different characters and never fails to charm There is an excellent cafe serving light lunches and teas with a great variety of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I visited late summer last year and spent several hours exploring the various gardens and greenhouses delighting in the variety of plants in their artistic settings. The only downside was finding the gardens and according to the pub landlord and residents of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time it will not be the last visit We were there a lot longer than we thought we would be and still did not see everything.

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I have been a member here for nearly 10 years and every year Alan and Graham add something intriguing in garden inspiration. (garden open to non-members) Spend a few hours exploring and enjoy brilliant home made food in fabulous grounds

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

A friend and I visited this privately-owned garden which is open to the public, both in springtime and in the autumn. Both visits were delightful. The very large garden is divided up into different areas and there is always something there to surprise and delight,...More

Thank Rosanne H
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is our favourite gardens to visit, it is so carefully and artisticly designed, with many different areas to see. Stunning at any time of the year!

Thank Nick H
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

This place is stunning! I have been three times so far and every time it has the WOW factor for me. Beautiful plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, fountain, gardens...so many different types of all the above. I have been with family members. I wouldn't recommend it...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Incredible gardens with so much colour and variety in the types of garden ranging from tropical to English country. Basically there's a garden there for everyone to enjoy in such peaceful and serene surroundings.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Even if you are not a keen gardener you will find areas that will please the eye. I like to visit different seasons, never been disappointed.

1  Thank Christina B
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margaret w
8 February 2018|
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Response from EastRustonOldVic | Property representative |
Hello, we have snowdrops in the garden but we are not open until 3rd March.
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Lisa F
10 December 2017|
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Response from Sarah V |
hi, please give me a ring on 01692 650432 and I can help you.
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