Monday, 10 June 2013

Fairhaven Garden, Norfolk Broads, Annual Green Festival Sunday, June 23

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham is staging its annual Green Festival on Sunday, June 23, 10am to 5pm. An action-packed day of entertainment and fun environmental activities is on offer in this beautiful Broads garden. Normal entry charges apply on the day: adult £6, concessions £5.50 and child £3.50.

Children will enjoy the mini yurt play area in the woods, circus skills, green man clay play, Punch & Judy, recycled crafts and face painting.

The Dixieland Jazz Trio provides the musical backdrop along with performances from The Pedant’s Revolt Morris Dancers.

Go on an alpaca amble, see coracle building and rural craft demonstrations, find out about forest gardening and green living, meet conservation charities, pick up green energy advice plus explore a range of eco-friendly craft stalls including a horsebox where visitors can make hand creams from natural products.

There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including the 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 until 9pm on Wednesday until the end of August. There is a tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.