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Lovely gardens and walks. Little Caf'e serving lovely food and drink. We go at least once a year to... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Steve B
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Norwich, United Kingdom
A lovely garden & Woodlands

The gardens are spread over many acres and consist of woodland water gardens and walled gardens. A... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
derek68284
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Hoveton Hall Gardens is part of Hoveton Hall Estate, a small privately owned business located on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. The 15 acre gardens are open to the public from April to September each year. The gardens are a mixture of wild planting...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

An interesting place to visit which would be perfect in spring or autumn. The walled garden allows an insight into what was once the vegetable garden for the hall. The arboretum and water garden walks will look spectacular in spring or autumn.

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Lovely gardens and walks. Little Caf'e serving lovely food and drink. We go at least once a year to this little gem of a place. Highly recommended.

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Rachel B, Owner at Hoveton Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments, hope to see you back next year!

Reviewed 17 September 2018

We went late in the day and it was very quiet and serene. The walled gardens kept you out of the wind, but due to our wonderful summer and the lateness in the year that we went were not at their best. Once we moved...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

The gardens are spread over many acres and consist of woodland water gardens and walled gardens. A must see during all seasons of the year as the species that grow need to be seen during their best season. Very friendly staff and the Garden Kitchen...More

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Rachel B, Owner at Hoveton Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you very much for your comments, they are gratefully appreciated.

Reviewed 30 August 2018

We spent several hours here wandering around the gardens - we did walk in a couple of circles which was not intentional, but hey we found our way out! Easy to find with plenty of parking. Good combination of formal and informal layouts and the...More

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Rachel B, Owner at Hoveton Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

So glad to hear you all enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you back again.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We discovered the Courtyard Cafe at Hoveton a few week ago, en route to the coast and stopped for Sunday brunch. We were totally impressed with the setting, quality of food and drink and especially the friendliness of the staff. A friend and I made...More

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Rachel B, Owner at Hoveton Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for your wonderful comments, I will pass them onto my staff and Garden Kitchen Cafe. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

A lovely few hours enjoying their installed sculptures for July and August 2018 among the fabulous spider garden and beyond. Lots of twists and turns to explore across the gardens and super hydrangea walk s as well as the mystical 'kidney' lake...which we re-termed as...More

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Rachel B, Owner at Hoveton Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Glad you enjoyed the gardens, thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Easy to find, these spacious and peaceful gardens feel a world away from bustling Wroxham (app.3 miles away) Good parking, helpful paper guide explained by friendly reception lady. Majority of time spent in tea shop as the rain came! We visited the Spider Garden, guessed...More

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Rachel B, Owner at Hoveton Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your comments, they are much appreciated.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had a lovely couple of hours here. The gardens are mostly well maintained, the kitchen garden looked a bit sad. It was nice just to wander about looking at all the plants etc. I would say this place is worth a visit, it cost...More

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Rachel B, Owner at Hoveton Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your comments, they are much appreciated.

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Adored my visit today. The day started off with lunch which was exceptional. We had an afternoon tea for one, and a pulled pork flatbread with salad and crème fraîche. We shared it all and had some spare to take home. The staff were so...More

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Rachel B, Owner at Hoveton Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Glad you had an amazing time, thank you for your comments!

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gslock
4 April 2018|
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Response from Rachel B | Property representative |
Hello, yes John was our gardener but he passed away a few years ago. There is a bust of him in the walled garden.
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AlbeeBach
24 July 2017|
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Sorry but only assistance dogs are allowed.
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AlbeeBach
24 July 2017|
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Yes a lot of it is, there are gravel paths, grass and concrete paths. Wheelchair users and their carers have a reduced entrance fee.
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