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!
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.
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 😛