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Felbrigg Hall Garden

A seventeenth century house with garden and park. The park has woods and a lakeside walk. A Ha Ha separates the park from the garden. The garden has a splendid brick dovecote. The walled kitchen garden now contains herbaceous plants and fruit trees trained against the walls. The estate, on a windswept plain, once belonged to William Wyndham, who coined the phrase that the parks are 'the lungs of London'. Humphry Repton used his library when considering landscape gardening as a career and some of his early ideas on improving land were formed wihile looking out on the windswept plain. The Copper Plate Magazine (1793-98) remarked that 'The great beauty of Felbrig Park consists in the extent and magnificance of its woods, chiefly of oak and beech of very large dimensions. To these are yearly adding new plantations, under the direction of Mr Kent, author of Hints to Gentlemen of Landed Property'.

Roughton, Norwich, Norfolk, England, NR11 8PR

Mid March to end October. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Open 11am to 5pm, Park and woodland open all year, daily from dawn to dusk.

Adult House & Garden £7.90, Garden only £3.70 (includes 10% voluntary gift aid donation)

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  • almost 6 years by Pete 3 / 5

    the village is long gone (not a clearance to make way for the house), only the church in the park are a reminder (worth a look for the royal brass). the park is pleasant and a good spot for wildlife (i've seen Barn Owl in the middle of the day in winter).

    the main garden is given over to lawns and trees but I do like the walled garden. This has been well restored but is not overly manicured.

    If not one of the top houses and gardens it's one of my favourites.

  • about 8 years by Anonymous 3 / 5

    The grounds are interesting enough but nothing special.The kitchen garden is well worth a visit though, as it has been lovingly worked on. A real treat.

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Felbrigg Hall Garden, Norfolk Photograph © CokeeOrg