The “Gothic” fountain is unique and fancy bricks from a local manufacturer were used to create medieval style walls, ruins and follies. Within less than 3 acres, Henry Trevor established a gentleman’s residence and garden that reflected in miniature the grand country houses of the Victorian period including terraces with balustrades, rockworks, a Palm House, and a rustic bridge.
“3-acre Victorian town garden created 1856-97 in former medieval chalk quarry. Remarkable architectural features include a 60ft Italianate terrace, unique 30ft Gothic fountain, newly re-built Gothic alcove, restored rustic bridge and summerhouse. Surrounded by mature trees. Beautifully tranquil atmosphere. The Plantation Garden is a grade II English Heritage registered garden established 143 years ago in an abandoned chalk quarry some 600 yards from the city centre. It comprises nearly 3 acres in all, and includes, a huge gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, Italianate terrace, ‘Medieval’ terrace wall, woodland walkways and rustic bridge. There are many hidden and unique features to this idiosyncratic garden, making it a haven of peace and tranquility, and a glimpse into a bygone age.” – Head Gardener
Paint Out Norfolk Gardens
Each of the events can be entered individually or as a series. The dates and locations of the Paint Out Gardens series are:
Stody Lodge Gardens (26 May)
Elsing Hall Gardens (16 Jun & 15 Sep)
Houghton Hall walled garden (14 Sep)
Hunworth Hall garden (5 Oct)
Norwich Bishop’s Gardens (14 Oct)
Norwich Plantation Garden (15 Oct)
The finished artworks will be shown and available for sale at the eleven-day art exhibition during the October Hostry Festival in Norwich.