Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Fairhaven Garden - October Half Term Activities - Norfolk Broads


It’s Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham, Norfolk Broads from Thursday 23 October to Sunday 2 November, daily 10am to 5pm. Head into the garden and forage for your own acorn, then take it away in a recycled pot filled with Fairhaven leaf soil.

On Saturday 25 October, there are two Fungi Forays from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm. Find out how to identify death caps from deceivers with fungi expert Dr Tony Leech on a foray in the woodland garden. Foray tickets are £6.10 adult, £5.60 concessions and £3.60 child. Booking is essential, sorry no dogs allowed.  Additional offer to foragers: mushroom soup, roll and a pudding for only £5 per person.

Then on, Tuesday 28 October it’s Bird Day with the RSPB, from 11am to 3pm. Prepare your garden for birds this winter by making bird feeders and bird boxes (small charge for bird box).

Normal entry charges apply for Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week and RSPB Bird Day: adult £6.10, senior citizen £5.60 and child £3.60 (under five free).

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, tel. 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.

The garden is open daily all year, 10am to 5pm  (10am to 4pm during the winter and 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.