Gooderstone Water Gardens Norfolk Garden Walking UK.
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The Gooderstone Water Gardens, located in West Norfolk near to Swaffham, consists of six acres of garden with:

*A natural trout stream *Four ponds *Waterways *Thirteen bridges
*Mature trees & shrubs *Colourful borders *Nature trail *Kingfisher hide
*Grass paths *Tearoom & Plant Sales

Billy Knights, a retired farmer began designing and creating the Water Gardens in 1970 in his 70th year. The site was a damp meadow which became too wet for cattle to graze. Mr Knights' son jokingly suggested he should have a water garden, which prompted him to draw out plans (on the back of a piece of wallpaper) and he soon had machines digging out the ponds and waterways. He worked on his garden with love and enthusiasm until he died aged 93. For over 20 years the gardens had been open to the public.

Both Billy and his wife Florence loved their gardens and sharing them with others. With this in mind and as a tribute to her parents Coral Hoyos began restoration in April 2002. Having been unattended and closed for five years, the Gardens had become quite derelict. However they were re-opened again in June 2003, with a new car park, refurbished tea-room / gallery, a toilet for disabled people and an 8 acre nature trail. There has since been the addition of a bird hide, bamboo grove, scented arbour, plant sales and a rustic roundhouse.

To help you find your way round, the bridges are numbered and when you have walked enough rest on one of the many benches provided, or perhaps visit the tearoom in the south-east corner where you can enjoy a relaxing cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee, soft drinks, ice-creams and delicious home made cakes.

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Admission & Info: 2014 Adult £6.50| Senior Citizen£6.00 | Child 0-16 yrs.(accompanied only) FREE
Gooderstone residents £3.50
Users of Electric Wheelchair or buggy £3.50, Wheelchair user and pusher charged as one
SORRY,WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT CARD PAYMENTS. Season Tickets Are Available


Opening Times:

Garden & Wildlife area
10.00am - 5.30pm (or dusk if sooner)
(last admission 4.30pm)
1st Jan - 31st Dec daily

Tearoom
Saturdays / Sundays - 5th April to 28th Sept. /> And everyday (except Mons) from 27th May
All Bank Holidays except Dec & Jan.
Dogs on leads with well behaved owners welcome 

Address:
Gooderstone Water Gardens
The Street,
Gooderstone,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE33 9BP

E V E N T S EASTER BUNNY HUNT 18TH-21ST April with Prizes 3 per child, plus Face Painting & Easter crafts on 19th & 20th April. THEATRE in the garden Sun 20 July 2014 'The School for Husbands', Box Office 0843 2080628, Proceeds to Charity.

Registered with the Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association.
Cert No. 111
 

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