Wednesday, 22 February 2012

New Woodland Primrose for Fairhaven Garden

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, Norfolk, has commissioned a new early flowering woodland primrose from leading primrose expert Howard Lupton of Select Seeds. The first plants were revealed at Mr Lupton’s Norwich base on 17 February.

Pictured (left to right) are Howard Lupton, Ian Guest, Fairhaven Head Gardener and Lord Fairhaven Chairman Fairhaven Garden Trustees.

Fairhaven Garden will take delivery of 5,000 of the purple and lilac primroses in October for planting. They will flower for the first time in the Winter Garden next February. A further 5,000 plants will be on sale in the garden’s plant centre.

Louise Rout Fairhaven Garden Manager said: “The new primrose will be a very colourful addition to our Winter Garden, which we have been developing over the last four years and will be a lovely contrast to our yellow woodland primroses which are at their best in April.”

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction,, tel. 01603 270449. Garden entry is adult £5.50, concessions £5 and child £3 (under 5 free).

The garden is open daily all year (closed Christmas Day), free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales. There is wheelchair access throughout 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, winner of Best Broads Holiday Experience and Best Visitor attraction under 50,000 visitors) EDP Tourism in Norfolk Awards 2011.