Parks & Gardens

Parks and gardens

North Norfolk boasts a wide range of stunning parks and gardens, perfect for exploring and taking an afternoon stroll. Here are a handful of our favourites, within a half-hour drive of Forest Park, although there are many more if you fancy going further afield

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens 

This privately-owned, 32-acre garden open for public viewing allows guests to experience a collection of gardens, from exotic to woodland. Features include herbaceous borders, gravel gardens, sub-tropical gardens, a box parterre, sunken rose garden, Mediterranean garden, Desert Wash and a large woodland garden.

Hindringham Hall Gardens 

If you visit Hindringham Hall Gardens, you will be able to see one of only a few complete moats in the whole of Enngland. There’s also a walled fruit and vegetable garden, as well as a water garden and various walks, as well as medieval fishponds. There’s even a tearoom if you need refreshments after all the exploring you’ll have done. 

Mannington Hall

This medieval manor house is know for its many varieties of roses, with origins ranging from the 15th Century to the present day, and its gardens boast around 50 different species of trees and shrubs. You’ll also find herbaceous borders in the Contemporary Garden.

Priory Maze and Gardens 

This 10-acre site is home to a number of themed gardens and a diverse plant and wildlife habitat. The seven-foot tall maze was planted in the late 1980s and copies the footprint of the adjacent ruins of Beeston Priory. 

On the park

Further afield