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Our visit to Fairhaven woodland and water garden.


This was the first garden we visited while holidaying in Norfolk. It’s in South Walsham just passed Acle. It has over 3 miles of Broad Walks.
We set off along King Oak path and there is what is left of an ice hole, sadly allowed to fill up with decades of fallen leaves.

As we walk on we came upon the King Oak and the queen oak, both said to be over 900 years old.

We walked beside waterways throughout the garden, seeing dragon and damsel flies and a beautiful Kingfisher which I wasn’t quick enough to capture with the camera. These are some of the areas we walked through…

I enjoyed the Hydrangea walk..

At the far end of the paths we found the broad.

..with this beautiful tree.. Taxodium distichum

and the boat house with it’s fancy thatched roof.

On our way back to the car we came across these lovely carvings.

We had a spent a good 3 hours exploring all the pathways between and across the waterways. A very enjoyable morning.

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I used to live within a few miles of Fairhaven and yet never went! Probably because we lived in the area where there were so many wooded walks and access to the Broads that it didn't seem necessary. Or, like most of us who live close to attractions, we never go and only visit such places on holiday! Love the toadstools - now where's my chainsaw?

15 Aug, 2017


What a lovely time you had exploring the garden. I particularly loved the colours of the hydrangeas.
Perhaps one day we will be in the area as it's a garden that I would love to see.

15 Aug, 2017


A lovely place to visit. It looks interesting and also peaceful :)

15 Aug, 2017


That's quite near to me, and I have never been. My parents visit right by there pretty often as my dad's sister lives there, so maybe I can get them to take me. It does look really peaceful and beautiful :)

15 Aug, 2017


It was so diferent to the usual woodland walks because of the wooden walkways over the rivulets, and the waterways running through to the broad. Catching sight of the Kingfisher was a real treat for me as I have never seen one in the flesh before. What a fabulous iridescent blue colour they are.
That's so true Honeysuckle, we don't think to visit attractions so close to home, unless we have visitors who say they'd like to go.
I was really taken with the toadstools.
I hope you get to pay a visit there Pamela.

15 Aug, 2017


one of my fav gardens to visit when down there. been at least 8 times :o)

thanks for the trip down my memory lane.

15 Aug, 2017


That's lovely to hear Sbg. Thankyou.

16 Aug, 2017


That's such a lovely place. What can be better than informal trees, little pathways and water....And how grand to see a kingfisher too!

16 Aug, 2017


That's just how I feel, and the Kingfisher was the icing on the cake, so to speak....

16 Aug, 2017


What a super garden. Thanks for showing it to us. I wish we lived nearer.

16 Aug, 2017


Mum was here yesterday and I showed her this and she said her and dad have been several times. She thinks it might be too much walking for me. But I hope they will let me decide that for myself and at least offer to take me when they go again.

19 Aug, 2017

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