Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Organic garden open to the public all year round, (except Christmas Day). 130 acres of ancient woodland with its own exclusive Norfolk broad. 3 miles of woodland paths. UK's finest collection of candelabra primulas. Otters on the broad. A garden for all seasons.
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  • this would be a place to visit in May / June when the rhododendrons and azaleas are out. it was very green with not many autumn colours. lots of streams and a bird hide with overgrown reeds so the flo...  read more »
  • The GF and I visited the Woodland and Water Garden during our recent stay in Cromer and visited as we had 2 for 1 tickets. The entrance fee of £5.50, including a gift aidable donation was good value o...  read more »
  • Had a lovely time at fairhaven on a recent trip back on the broads. Easy 20-30 min walk from the staithe. Lovely gardens to have a walk round. The day we visited was incredibly hot. We had 2 dogs with...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful woodland park, but what really makes it special is how accessible it is. It's always hard to make a natural environment accessible to all, but at Fairhaven they have made a real effort. They regularly repair the pathways, offer the use of mobility scooters (recommend even if you are usually a manual wheelchair user, as you will be able to explore much further) they have accessible toilets and even an accessible boat to go on the Broads. There's also a sensory so you can interact with nature up close and personal.
  • Nice place for a walk in the sunshine. Just avoid after heavy rain or remember your wellies!
  • A great place to go for a lovely walk through unique gardens and woodlands and with the provision to take short boat trips too! Lovely staff, botanical and general nature interest, lovely cafe with a garden area, a small nursery and shop too. They also do regular activities for children and families. A little gem on Norwich's doorstep.
  • A beautiful peaceful place to visit with gentle woodland paths to wander down - access for everyone: wheelchairs and dogs! Cross a series of little bridges where red and blue damselflies hover above clear streams dotted with butterflies. Watch for wildlife in their two hides. Admire the huge, ancient king and queen oaks on the easy walk down to the waterfront at South Walsham Broad. Picnic and rest by the newly thatched boathouse as you watch great crested grebes, grey herons and in the summer, graceful common terns fish in the calm water. Better still, take a boat ride around the Broad, or a longer trip up to the historic St Benet's Abbey. And on returning to the carpark, pause to have a coffee and a meal at their restaurant. I bought an annual admittance for there is something to see all year round. Oh, and did I mention the beautiful primulas and other amazing woodland plants? You can buy some to take home with you, together with your memories.
  • Pleasant place to visit but the highlight is the boat trip. Unfortunately the boats were not running when we visited so we didn't stay this time.
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