Children’s Treasure Trail – Sunday 22nd May – 2.00 – 4.00pm
Come and join us for the Plantation Garden’s first event of the Summer season. Our popular children’s Treasure Trail will be on Sunday 22nd May when the garden’s Spring display of flowers will provide a colourful backdrop to the hunt for garden inspired clues. The event will be from 2.00 to 4.00pm and entry is £2 for adults (members free) and £4.00 for participating children. As well as the Trail, which will lead to some chocolate treats, it will include crafts and a drink of squash for the children. The Plantation Garden’s Tea Shed will be open for business again with our wonderful team of cake bakers back in action!
We will also be hosting a Home-Start Norwich stall at the May Day Treasure Trail. Home-Start is a local charity providing parenting support to families with children under the age of five. You can find out more about their work at www.homestartnorwich.org
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. Details of dates and performers coming soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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.