Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden



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Set in around 130 acres of ancient woodland, this gorgeous nature garden lies right next to the South Walsham Broad. If your family enjoys trips out on the water, birding from a boat or setting off to explore nature on foot, then this is the place to come. In spring there are masses of primroses and bluebells, with huge colourful displays of rhododendrons and pink azaleas dotted around the gardens. You can see candelabra primulas in May and some unusual plants growing near the waterways. Summer flowers include day lilies, ligularia, hostas, hydrangeas and flowering shrubs. In summer the wild flowers provide food for butterflies, bees and dragonflies. The garden has its own restaurant and plant sales, plus a whole host of special events throughout the year.

Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden
School Road,SOUTH WALSHAM,Norwich,NR13 6DZ


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Ramp, grab rail, sensory gardens, hearing loop, wheel chair accessible boat
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5, (10-4 winter). Closed 25 Dec. Please call for evening openings

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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