This ¼ acre exotic garden incorporates more than 250 plant varieties in an unusual mix of lush semi tropical planting meets Norfolk Coast meets Industrial and rural decay. Set in a series of garden rooms the striking architectural plants mixed with beachcombed wood, rusty metal and unusual water features all provides plenty to look at and enjoy. Often described as a 'Tardis' of a garden!
Saturday 21 July, Sunday 22 July (10.30am - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Light refreshments.
Tea, coffee, cake.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement June to September no min number. Admission £4.00, children free. Light refreshments.
Bill & Bev Kerr
Sorry all paths are gravelled and are difficult for wheelchair/mobility access.
How to find us
Suil Na Mara, North Walsham Road, Bacton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 0LG
19m N of Norwich on N Norfolk coast. Take the N Walsham to Bacton rd. We are just past the Coastguard Station in Pollard St. From Mundesley & Walcott direction garden on R just as you enter Pollard St.
More about Suil Na Mara
Anyone who doubted rusty metal and other beachcombed scrap could be attractive should visit this 1/4 acre semi tropical garden on the North Norfolk coast. Described as “Lush semi-tropical meets Norfolk coast meets industrial decay”.
Lurking among more than 250 varieties of plants are a water feature created out of an old wooden groyne with a rusted pipe spout. It pours into a pool of belemnites.
Twisted and rusted metal sculptures are dotted throughout the garden’s four or five “rooms” as are pebble-filled wire gabion baskets.
A rusted frame, used to make reinforced concrete, supports grape vines and cacti grow in rusty food cans.
Creating a natural framework for these striking displays are huge structural plants and smaller varieties including gunnera, cardoon, palms, canna lilies, ferns, and euphorbias.
Decay and change in our environment are an important part of the urban and rural landscape and, far from being dull or ugly, they can often be uniquely beautiful, atmospheric and interesting.