Norwich Plantation Garden 2010

PGG visit to Norwich Exotic & Plantation Garden.

Next to the Roman Catholic Cathedral on Norwich’s Earlham Road, for example, you’ll find the Plantation Garden. This is a beautifully restored Victorian garden with lovingly tended flower beds, set in a small valley overlooked by Italianate terracing. Among its fascinating features are wooded pathways, a Gothic fountain and hundreds of fantastical decorative terracotta and brick details.

The Exotic Garden on Thorpe Road certainly lives up to its name. It is an extraordinary collection of tropical plants growing quite happily in the East Anglian climate. Bromeliads, gingers, tree ferns and banana plants, all growing outdoors, bring a burst of the unexpected to this corner of Norwich.