The Plantation Garden and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Helluu my lovelies! A couple of days ago I realized that I have just completed my first year at uni, and that in that time I have not even attempted to discover and enjoy the rich history and it’s many attractions that Norwich has to offer. I therefore sat myself down and added a whole new category to my bucket list of all the things I want to see during my time here in Norwich (under the main header). This Saturday David, Luke and myself decided to tick off a couple of those things on the list, and decided to check out The Plantation Garden and The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (that are right next to each other), in addition to Norwich’s most famous attraction: Norwich Cathedral. Norwich Cathedral was so spectacular I think it deserves it’s own post, so I’ll write that one up later and it should be out very soon.

We took the bus into town where our first stop was The Plantation Garden on Earlham Road. This lovely garden is a Grade 2 English heritage registered garden established in a medieval chalk quarry. This beautiful garden was first created between 1856 and 1897 by Henry Trevor, but the garden fell into disrepair in the mid 20th century. It was later on rediscovered in the 1980s, and restored to it’s former glory. The garden was very pretty and peaceful. We were actually lucky enough to have live music whilst walking around the gardens, as there happened to be an event going on that day called Words and Women Literary Garden Festival. It was definitely a nice place to have our lunch too!

The Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden

Plantation Garden

Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden

Next stop was the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, as it was adjoined with the garden. We didn’t spend too much time there, as there was a a service going on inside. This Roman Catholic Cathedral was a very spectacular building though! It is actually a very young edition to Norwich, only around 100 years old, but it looks quite old as it was built during a time of architectural movement called Gothic revival, which wished to revive the medieval Gothic style.

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Window, The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

entrance door, The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Inside the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Two lovely sites here in Norwich seen and done! It was a lovely way of spending a Saturday afternoon! Should I do more posts like this of me discovering Norwich? Feel a bit like a travel guider, haha, in a good way 😛

2 thoughts on “The Plantation Garden and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

  1. Haha, det er litt rart det der hvordan man så fort kommer inn i hverdagsrollen selv om man flytter til et nytt sted/land. “Jaja, kan jo alltids dra dit i morgen eller i neste uke!” tenker man jo, men så blir det til at man aldri får tid 😉 Flott at du har tid til å utforske byen nå da!

    Hagen så skikkelig fin og fargerik ut 😀

    • Ja ikke sant? Nå skal jeg iallefall bevisst utforske byen og delta og oppleve alt den har å tilby. Da blir oppholdet så mye mer lærerik og minneverdig!

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