Wildlife Workshops – the Plantation Garden Natural Habitat Surveys 2016

Dates and Times:

Sunday 8th May 2016:  10.00am – 12.00pm  Concentrating on insects & birds.

Sunday 10th July 2016: 10.00am – 12.00pm Butterflies, moths, hoverflies, dragonflies & other insects

Sunday 14th August 2016: 10.00am – 12.00pm Butterflies, moths, hoverflies, dragonflies & other insects.

(preceded by night-time moth trapping on Saturday 13th August, from 9pm)

Sunday 23rd October 2016:  10.00am – 12.00pm   Fungi (& birds). 

Full details of these free events and how to book a place are shown on the this link:



Plantation Garden Sunday Teas – every Sunday from 29th May – 11th September

Our Sunday Teas begin on Sunday 29th May and will be served from 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. every Sunday throughout the summer until 11th September. There will be a selection of homemade cakes and scones, tea (including fruit and herbal teas) coffee and squash.  Come along an enjoy the delights of the Garden – the herbaceous borders on the terrace, the fountain, the summer bedding on the lower lawn, the ferns and rockery plants, a walk through the woodland paths, the view of the garden from the top of the Italian terrace.  

There will also be music and singers performing in the Garden on selected Sundays throughout the season.   Please see attached for details. 2016 Summer Music Series

Sunday 12th June – Vintage Fair & Tea Dance 

12 noon – 5 p.m.   Entrance fee: Adults £2.50, children free

We are pleased to announce this year’s Vintage Fair at Plantation Garden which comes with the added attraction of a Tea Dance.  Come and join us for an afternoon of vintage shopping and dancing and we hope you will all dress the part and make this a memorable vintage event.  Gates open at 12 noon.  The Tea Dance will take place form 1 till 4 p.m. and will be led by Earl Harlem, with music from the 1930s to the 1960s, with an all-weather Dance Floor. Find out more about Earl Harlem at http://www.hankjdsleek.co.uk/

And of course you will be able to buy tea, coffee and a delicious selection of homemade cakes throughout the day.

There are still a few pitches available for stall holders (£22.50 for a two metre pitch) but they are booking fast, so if you would like to have a vintage stall, please email vintage@plantationgarden.co.uk

Sunday 26th  June – ‘Jazz’ Picnic

“A13 Allstars’ music is good honest blues and country bar music. You can dance to it , drink to it , talk to your friends and just have a good time to it”  https://a13allstars.com/

5.30 – 8.00 p.m.  (Gates open at 5 p.m.)   Adults £8, Children £4  (under 5s free)

Tickets will be on sale from Monday 23rd May.  Please send a cheque for the required number of tickets to:    Plantation Garden Jazz Picnic, C/O 29 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EE, and enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.  If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please email events@plantationgarden.co.uk  for details.

Bring along your picnic and something to sit on and enjoy an evening of music and fun.

Hot drinks, squash and snacks will be on sale during the interval.


Wednesday 6th July – Summer Outing

Visiting Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire http://www.grimsthorpe.co.uk/  and nearby Easton Walled Gardens http://www.visiteaston.co.uk

£33 per person includes coach, entries to both places, morning coffee and conducted tours at Grimsthorpe.

Please see attached form for full details.


Picturehouse Outdoor Cinema

Thursday 21 July – Withnail & I

Friday 22 July – Back to the Future

Saturday 23 July – Dirty Dancing

Sunday 24 July – Casablanca

Thursday 18 August – The Life of Brian

Friday 19 August – The Princess Bride

Saturday 20 August – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday 21 August – The Goonies



Sunday 11th September – Heritage Open Day 

10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.   Free Admission – full programme of events and activities coming soon.


Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November – Firework Parties – details will be available late September


Past Events

Women’s Literature Festival (film by Moyses Gomez)


A Note About Parking
We are sorry that no visitor parking is available at the Plantation Garden. See Where to Find Us.