Hoveton Hall Gardens is a perfect Summer attraction located off of the main Norwich Road A1151 near Wroxham. The large Gardens and Woodland surround the main Hall and are open to the public throughout the Summer months. Various routes for walks can be taken within the grounds of Hoveton Hall to experience the various different areas of the Gardens. You can take pathways that lead you to Kidney Lake, The Water Gardens, The Glasshouse, Oak Circle, The Arboretum and much more. Throughout the year Hoveton Hall hosts various events from Guided Walks and Art Sculpture Exhibitions to Beer Festivals and Treasure Hunts.
The Gardens are split into different areas including the Knot Garden, Ashmanhaugh Wood, Kidney Lake, Main Lake Water Gardens and The Spider Garden. During your visit you can also view the outside Hoveton Hall itself, the old Water Tower, the Grade 2 listed Ice House and the original Glasshouse. After your walk around the Lake and Gardens you can relax in the Tea Rooms and enjoy a light meal such as a Ploughmans lunch or home made Soup before viewing the Souvenir Shop and Plants for sale that have been propagated from the Gardens.
The Spider Garden is entered through an ornate wrought iron gate fashioned in the design of a Spiders Web set into the old Walls of the Garden. Upon leaving the Spider Garden you will pass through an Arch of Laburnum to the Orchard of Walnut Trees, Mulberries, and various traditional varieties of Apple Tree. Moving on through the Wooded areas you will come to the main Lake manually excavated back in the 1700's fed by a Stream that runs through a Stone Gargoyles Mouth Water Feature set into a Stone Bridge. Further round the Lake you can view Hoveton Hall and enter the Victorian Glasshouse situated near the Water Tower. The Water Gardens continue over the other side of the estate where you will find the Kidney Lake that was a later edition to Heveton Gardens around 1920.
Entry to the Gardens is from £6.50 per Adult and £3 per Child upto 16 with Children under 4 Free of Charge (Prices correct during the year 2011). The estate has plenty of ground to cover and is split into interesting different themed areas all with laid out pathways and walks to explore. Hoveton Hall Gardens is worth spending a day exploring nature and the wildlife that flourishes here such as Butterflies, Dragonflies and the many species of Birds present.Page 1