Experience the beauty and tranquillity of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham at dawn on Saturday 23 March with the ‘Early Riser’ starting at 6am; standard entry charge adult £6, concessions £5.50, child £3.50 (under 5 free).

Take an optional boat trip in the Primrose on Fairhaven’s private broad (£3.75 adult; £2.75 child) Full English breakfast is also available in the tearoom, booking only £6.50, t. 01603 270449.


Or join the Early Spring Walk on Sunday 24 March at 11am. Explore the garden with Head Gardener Ian Guest and enjoy the spring flowers, which are starting to show – wild primroses and daffodils, as well as wood anemones and camellias; standard entry charge, adult £6, concessions £5.50, child £3.50 (under 5 free).

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

The garden is open daily all year from 10am to 5pm (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.