Gooderstone Water Gardens

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Gooderstone Water Gardens

Gooderstone Water Gardens

A unique attraction for all garden lovers, naturalists, artists and photographers - or those who simply want a restful break. What could be nicer than to stroll through an enchanting garden, explore the nature trail, perhaps spot a kingfisher (almost guaranteed) and enjoy delicious home made cakes.

The Gooderstone Water Gardens, located in West Norfolk near to Swaffham, consists of six acres of garden with:

*A natural trout stream *Four ponds *Waterways *Thirteen bridges
*Mature trees & shrubs *Colourful borders *Nature trail *Kingfisher hide
*Grass paths *Tearoom & Plant Sales

Billy Knights, a retired farmer began designing and creating the Water Gardens in 1970 in his 70th year. The site was a damp meadow which became too wet for cattle to graze. Mr Knights' son jokingly suggested he should have a water garden, which prompted him to draw out plans (on the back of a piece of wallpaper) and he soon had machines digging out the ponds and waterways. He worked on his garden with love and enthusiasm until he died aged 93. For over 20 years the gardens had been open to the public.

Brillant site in Summer for dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies. Take a camera. Kingfisher is almost guaranteed and there are wonderful photo opportunities.

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