Fairhaven Garden Trust

Fairhaven Garden Trust

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Fairhaven Garden Trust

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden was left in trust by the 2nd Lord Fairhaven upon his death in 1973. The garden is a unique mix of ancient woodland, more recent plantings, a network of dyke systems and a large private broad. The garden is 100% organically managed and uses many traditional techniques such as coppicing and Croming. The resulting environment is habitat to a huge range of flora and fauna, both wild and cultivated.

Plant specialities include Gunnera manicata from Brazil, Candelabra Primulas from the Himalayas, and British natives such as wood anemones, bluebells and wild primroses. The garden is home to a large number of birds – 95 recorded species throughout the season, and some of Norfolk’s rarer residents such as the Otter, the Swallowtail butterfly and the Norfolk Hawker Dragonfly, their presence being testament to our style of gardening.

We provide information to our visitors about the fragility of the Broadland environment, whilst still making it accessible – we feel that in order for conservation to be effective, people need to be able to enjoy it and use it for leisure time.

Founded 1973