Head to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, for guided walks on Boxing Day, Wednesday, December 26 and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, both starting at 11am.
Garden admission, which includes the guided walks, is adults £6.85, concessions £6.60 and children £3.95 (Fairhaven members and under 5 free). The walks last 1½ hours and a complimentary mince pie and glass of mulled wine will be on offer in the tearoom at the end. Booking places on the walks is recommended, t. 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.
Highlights include the ancient King Oak, a sapling at the time of the Battle of Hastings and the views across the garden’s private broad, also learn about the history of the garden, the collection of plants introduced by the 2nd Lord Fairhaven and the organic working methods still used today.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction.
The garden is open daily all year, 10am to 4pm during the winter (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.