Monday, 16 May 2011

Fairhaven Garden – Time to See UK’s Largest Candelabra Primula Collection

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s celebrated candelabra primulas are approaching their best. Head Gardener, Ian Guest will be leading a special candelabra primulas tour at 11am on Sunday, May 22. Normal admission charges apply, adult £5.50, senior citizen £5 and child £3 (under five free).

Some 25,000 colourful candelabras, the largest naturalised collection in the UK, will be on show until early June. The candelabra primulas, displaying all the colours of the rainbow, can be viewed beside the footpaths and water filled dykes that criss-cross the South Walsham garden. Several species of rhododendron and azaleas add to the spectacle in May.

There is wheelchair access to most of the garden, including a Sensory Garden. Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance; mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, tel. 01603 270449, The garden is open daily all year, 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day), also open Wednesday and Thursday until 9pm to the end of August; tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.