Norfolk's pleasure garden. Six beautiful acres with four ponds, waterways, trout stream, 14 bridges, mature trees and shrubs. A garden developed for the enjoyment of visitors and enhancement of wildlife. By providing nest boxes, leaving log piles, growing native shrubs and plants, and not being over-tidy - the garden's natural potential is actively encouraged. The eight acre fen area is sympathetically managed to encourage its natural flora, whilst the bird hide provides regular kingfisher sightings. Many plants are labelled.
OPENING TIMES: Garden open all year, daily 1000-1730 (or dusk). Tearoom open 2 April to 30 May, weekends and Bank Holidays. Daily from the 31 May (except Mondays). Closed 29 May, 24 to 26 June.
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF VISIT: 2 to 3 hours.
EDUCATIONAL VISIT FACILITIES:
Free preliminary visit for teacher, classroom/study area (Mondays only), welcome talk and demonstrations available, guided tours, indoor eating area available, outdoor eating area available, languages spoken (basic German).
Please contact for details.
VenueGooderstone Water Gardens
The Street, Gooderstone, Norfolk, PE33 9BP
Map reference: TF 760020 Lat: 52.58779 Long: 0.59738
Take either A1065 or A47 to Swaffham, from Swaffham take Cley Road. Drive through Cockley Cley. Continue 1.5 miles to 1st left turn to Gooderstone and signposted water garden.
By Public transport:
Timetables and information can be accessed via the public transport information partnership Traveline. Traveline allows you to plan journeys from and to a postcode, postal address, town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest.
Call 0871 200 2233 to speak to an operator and plan your journey, or log onto www.traveline.info/
choose your location then simply type in where you are travelling from and to for a detailed trip summary.
Parking : free
Nearest station : Downham Market. station