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A new floating breeding platform for common terns was secured on Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s broad today (March 27) at South Walsham. It was attached to posts that survive from an old 1960s installation, designed to deter waterskiing.
 
The platform comprises a 3m x 2m pallet and six large fruit juice barrels (for buoyancy) donated by Britvic, Norwich, along with two ‘air raid’ shelters, so that chicks can hide from aerial predators and a hinged ramp into the water. The ramp will take the weight of a chick, but not otters, to deter them from attacking.
Published in News from our Indies
Thursday, 10 November 2016 00:00

Win a family ticket to meet Father Christmas

Win a family ticket for two adults and two children to meet Father Christmas in his woodland yurt at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden on Saturday 10 December.
 
Father Christmas will be visiting Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham (NR13 6DZ) on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December. He will arrive on his lawnmower on both days at 11am, then will head down to his woodland yurt tucked away among the trees and will stay there until 4.30pm.
 
You can also meet reindeer Comet and Blitzen and have a wander through the garden, before returning to the tearoom for hot chestnuts, hot chocolate, mulled wine and some seasonal fare. 
Published in Competition Corner
Trevor ‘Tabs’ Taberham, Volunteer Wildlife Warden, began a full entomology survey of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in May. It is the first time that an entomology survey has been carried out in the garden.
 
Assisted by his partner Pat and entomologist friend Neil Marks and his wife Anne, he has discovered, photographed, identified and recorded hundreds of insect species. The project has recently revealed the presence of the willow emerald damselfly in the garden.
Published in News from our Indies
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 00:00

Fairhaven Hillbilly Halloween Competition

Win tickets to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s Hillbilly Halloween Party on Monday 31 October, 6pm to 8pm.
 
Dare y’all take a walk in them there woods. where lost souls meaner than a striped snake roam. Stay on that there path and do nahwt be lured into thay trees. They is alive. Mosey on over to the Happy Honky-tonk for dawgs ayn’ moonshine. Nearly live music. Entertainers for the young varmints ayn’ fawtune a-tellin with Ma, with a fearful fireworks finale at 7.45pm. Dress code is Hillbilly!
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Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham in the Norfolk Broads has a busy programme of special family adventure activities during the summer holidays.
 
Wildlife Wednesdays, weekly Treasure Hunts and special activities with Wild4Adventure, Canoe Trails, Forest Night Adventure, Ghost Walk and to round of the summer the Big Wild Day on August 31 are all in the schedule.
Published in Visitor Guide

Two All Things Norfolk business members, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden and The Maids Head Hotel are celebrating English Tourism Week which is from 5-13 March.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is celebrating with special English Tourism Cupcakes whilst the Maids Head Hotel has created a special Norfolk Martini, featuring 50ml Wild Knight vodka, 25ml dry vermouth, 20ml Norfolk elderflower cordial and a sprig of Rosemary. To make your own, muddle rosemary and ingredients together, shake with ice and strain in to a coupé or martini glass and garnish with rosemary.

Published in News from our Indies
The new Hydrangea Path created in the West Garden, earlier this year, to mark Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s 40th anniversary is at its colourful best.
 
“We developed the Hydrangea Path to add interest in the summer season. The multi-coloured hydrangeas add a new aspect to Fairhaven, at a time of year when the garden is very lush and green,” explained Louise Rout, Garden Manager. “Many wildflower species can also be seen, supporting our butterfly and dragonfly populations.”
Published in Visitor Guide
Free Spirit Canoe Tours are launching a new Guided Canoe Trail at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden on Sunday, June 7. 
 
Get close to nature on the canoe trail on Fairhaven Garden’s private broad. No experience is necessary; life jackets and buoyancy aids are supplied.
 
The trails run from 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm on Sundays, June 7, June 14 and June 28 and all Sundays in July and August; £18 adult, £12.50 child 10-16 and £9.50 child 5-9. Garden entry is included in the price. 
Published in Visitor Guide
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 00:00

Fairhaven Garden 40th Birthday

It’s Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s 40th birthday this month and visitors are invited to share in the garden’s birthday cake on Wednesday, April 15 and join a 40th anniversary tour on Sunday, April 19 with George Debbage, Head Gardener from 1975-2007.

Lord Fairhaven, Chairman of the Fairhaven Garden Trust will be cutting the special cake on Wednesday, April 15 at 1pm. The birthday cake will be shared with visitors on the day. Lord Fairhaven will also officially open the new Hydrangea Path, which is part of the West Garden restoration, the key project to mark the 40th anniversary. The Hydrangea Path has been designed to add colour in the garden during the summer months.

Published in Visitor Guide
Friday, 27 March 2015 00:00

Fairhaven Garden West Garden Restoration

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham in the Norfolk Broads, opened to the public on 19 April 1975. To mark the 40th anniversary, the garden team has embarked on a project to restore the West Garden.

Former Fairhaven manager and Head Gardener, George Debbage has masterminded the first phase of the project, the restoration of a candelabra primula bed. Work has included stabilising the dyke edge, which has eroded over a number of years due to the incursion of high tides. Planting up the bed began on Friday 27 March.

Published in Visitor Guide
Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

Stephen Mole Norfolk Landscapes Exhibition

Norfolk Broads based photographer Stephen Mole is staging an exhibition of photographs of iconic Norfolk landscapes at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham from Tuesday 6 to Sunday 18 January, open 10am to 4pm daily. Entry to the exhibition is free (charge for garden entry). 

Stephen Mole said: “Born and bred in Norfolk, I have always been inspired by the wide open skies and wonderful light that makes this part of the world so 'special'. Many of the images that I capture are influenced by the Norfolk Broads, along with the Norfolk coastline.”

Published in Visitor Guide
Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00

Magic Moments at Fairhaven Garden

Renowned Broads artist David Dane returns to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 November with Magic Moments. This exhibition features a brand new collection of 11 oil paintings, capturing fleeting images of the Broads. There will also be a selection of high-class giclée prints in various sizes. The exhibition is open every day from 10am to 4pm (free entry).

The £35,000 restoration of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s 19th century boathouse, one of the last traditional thatched boathouses on the Broads, has been completed. Fairhaven Garden trustees and staff and individuals and organisations who have contributed to the public appeal to save the boathouse, gathered in the garden on Monday, August 18, to celebrate the project’s successful conclusion.

Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

Fairhaven Garden Bamboo Present

A young female red panda, born last September, and newly arrived at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens from Colchester Zoo, was welcomed to Norfolk with a gift of its favourite food, bamboo, which grows at nearby Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.