Old Vicarage Garden East RustonPosted on 19th August 2015
Old Vicarage Garden East Ruston
When Alan Gray and Graham Robeson first came to the Old Vicarage there was no garden whatsoever, it was a blank canvas. This was no bad thing because it afforded the opportunity to vent creativity. Every garden was designed entirely by Alan and Graham as were the various buildings, with the sole aim to try and enhance the setting of their home.
"One of our great joys is to see the pleasure the garden brings to visitors, everybody seems to find some part of it that is special to them.
Throughout the garden you will see many rare and unusual plants growing. We endeavour to propagate from these in small numbers so that they may be purchased from the plant sales area. Many of these rare varieties are difficult or slow to increase, so if you see a plant growing in the garden that you would like, do ask, we may have some tucked away.
Our garden lies 1½ miles from the North Sea in an exposed prairie landscape containing large arable fields. Many of the wildlife habitats have long been swept away and we have endeavoured throughout the garden to replace these by the planting of mixed hedgerows, banks, wildflower areas and ponds.
The soil here is of excellent quality, a light sandy loam with a neutral pH. Due to the maritime influence the garden suffers little in the way of serious frost damage and we have planted large shelter belts of Pinus radiata, the Monterey Pine, Alnus cordata, the Italian alder and many Eucalyptus. This enhances the garden’s unique microclimate which enables us to grow such a huge range of plants."
Alan Gray and Graham Robeson
EAST RUSTON OLD VICARAGE GARDEN
East Ruston Old Vicarage East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk NR12 9HN or visit the website East Ruston Gardens
DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE GARDEN
The garden will open on Sunday 29th March and close on Saturday 24th October. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays 1pm to 5.30pm.
Adult £8. Children £1.00 (3-14 years). Season Ticket £24. Private Visit £15.00 (minimum cost £300 or 20 people)
Harrod Horticultural products currently on display at Old Vicarage Garden are;
ARC-114 2.5m W x 1 Base Unit and two extension units = 6.14m L
*PLEASE NOTE THAT NO PRODUCTS ARE FOR SALE AT THE GARDEN SHOP