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Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe has two gardens both designed by Chelsea Gold Medal winners as well as woodland and wildflower meadows.  The Millenium Garden, designed by Piet Oudolf has swathes of herbeaceous perennials and ornamental grasses.  The Wave Garden, designed by Julie Toll, is a lakeside garden with meandering Luzula and yew hedging.
Photograph © Pensthorpe
Photograph © Pensthorpe
Photograph © Pensthorpe
Photograph © Charlotte Weychan
Photograph © Charlotte Weychan
Photograph © Charlotte Weychan
Photograph © Pensthorpe
Photograph © Pensthorpe
Photograph © Pensthorpe
Photograph © Pensthorpe
Photograph © Charlotte Weychan
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Pensthorpe

History

The Millennium Garden was designed by Piet Oudolf, the internationally acclaimed plantsman. His revolutionary style of naturalistic planting fits so perfectly into the landscape at Pensthorpe that it is difficult to see where the garden begins and ends. Deep borders of grasses and perennials planted in bold drifts create dramatic waves of texture and colour.

Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens, Fakenham, Norfolk, England, NR21 0LN

All year. Daily except Christmas. Open 10am to 5pm (4pm January to March).

Admission price includes access to the reserve, gardens, hides, lakes and conservation centre for the entire day Adults: £9.75 Seniors: £8.00 Children (4-16): £6.25 Access to the Courtyard Cafe, Gift Shop, Education Room and Play Area are free Schools and Groups are welcomed with packages available - call for further details Discovery Tour: allow approx 1hr Adult: £4.75 Children £3.75 Annual Membership Passes and gift vouchers available; just call for more information or visit out Gift Shop to enquire

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