A couple of weekends ago Ben and I went to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, and we loved it so much we’re thinking of signing up for an annual membership! I thought I’d share a few of the pictures we took to show you what it’s all about in case you’re in the are and it’s the sort of thing you’re into. It’s based in South Waltham, Norfolk and costs £6.50 for adults and £3.75 for children aged 5-16 (under 5’s are free). We went on Sunday 1st May when they happened to be doing a Bluebell Walk, which was free to join in with. Fairhaven has several events throughout the year, some are free, others, like their Beginners Photography Workshop, come with a very reasonable price. The only day they are closed is Christmas Day, and with the way they have done their planting, means there’s always something to see no matter what time of year you visit.
There are so many different trees, plants and flowers, bodies of water and history to take in. You can take along a picnic and sit looking out over the Norfolk Broads river, or dine in their tearoom on tasty homemade goodies. There’s plenty to do, learn and see, including some wildlife if you’re lucky. So if you’re like me a like nature, gardening, or even just like getting outside on a nice day and taking a relaxing wander through some pretty scenery, I would definitely recommend checking out Fairhaven.
To be honest, we didn’t take too many pictures as we were too busy taking in the beautiful, wild gardens and listening to our tour guide telling us the history of Lord Fairhaven and how these gardens came to be, but here’s a few we managed to snap, and I’m certain we’ll be back to take more later this year:
The King Oak is around 950 years old
King and Queen Oak Trees
The Bluebell Walk