George Debbage’s guided tour on Sunday, April 19 at 2pm, is on the 40th anniversary of the garden opening to the public. The tour is included in the garden entry charge: adult £6.20, concessions £5.70, child £3.65 (under 5 free), no need to book in advance.
The 40th anniversary tour will feature the West Garden, where George will talk about the work that he is currently doing to help restore the area. He will also explain the impact of the 1976 and 1987 gales and will take visitors to parts of the garden that were replanted and look at how they have developed. George will also visit the Sensory Garden, which was his final project before he retired as Head Gardener and manager on January 1, 2007.
Louise Rout, Fairhaven Garden Manager said: “I am very pleased that Lord Fairhaven will be joining us on April 15 to cut our birthday cake and open the new Hydrangea Path. I am looking forward to sharing the cake with visitors on the day to mark our birthday and also to welcoming George Debbage on April 19, who will give a unique insight into the development of the garden over the last 40 years.”
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, t. 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.
The garden is open daily all year 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day and closes 4pm during the winter), also open Wednesdays until 9pm from May to the end of August. Entry is £6.20 adult, £5.70 concessions and £3.65 child (under 5 free). Free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.
There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and plus accessible boat trips (additional charge). Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available.
Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.
Ian Guest Head Gardener with George Debbage (seated) in the West Garden