One thing that I absolutely love whenever we visit a new place is checking out all the gardens in the area, because they usually grow plants that we can’t grow where we live like the rhododendrons, because they like acidic soil which we don’t have in our garden. When we visited the Lost Gardens of Heligan last year while we were in Cornwall, I absolutely loved all of the rhododendrons and azaleas there, so I just had to go see the rhododendrons at Sheringham Park, as it was only 10 minutes from our campsite.
I had no idea what to expect, but it was amazing! There were rhododendrons the size of my hands, in so many different colours. My favourite part was all the viewing platforms they had around the park, especially the one near the entrance over the whole of the park looking down across all of the pretty flowers!
We took a really long walk around the park, from the rhododendrons, to the house (which is private so you can’t visit it), to the temple up on the hill. The views there were absolutely stunning, and from most of the platforms, you could see over to the sea. It was very hilly though at some points, which I didn’t expect at all, so that was a bit of a suprise, nevermind climbing the never-ending stairs to get to the viewing platforms – but it was definitely worth it in the end.
I’d definitely recommend if you visit north norfolk in the late spring, to go see the rhododendrons there, because they are amazing! At one point, it looked like something out of a fairytale, with all the pink petals fallen on the floor! If you’re a national trust member, as usual it’s free as long as you have your car park sticker in your car window, but if not, it’s one of the cheaper places for non-members as you only have to pay for parking, which is only £5.20.
Melanie FontaineMay 28, 2016 at 8:51 am
Blooming Rhododendrons are one of my favorite parts of spring! There’s a castle near my parents’ place whose park is full with the most gorgeous pink and purple rhododendrons and it’s always such a pleasure to visit in the spring! (I’m actually just editing pictures of this year’s visit for my blog… 😉 ) I can’t believe just how tall some of the rhododendrons in the park you visited are – it’s insane! Also loving those countryside views! 😉
AprilMay 28, 2016 at 10:10 pm
Oh wow that sounds amazing! I’d love to live somewhere so close to where they grow, but it’s nice to be able to get to see them on our trips at least!
CaraMay 28, 2016 at 5:23 pm
Your photos are always so stunning, this park looks amazing! x
AprilMay 28, 2016 at 10:11 pm
Ahh, thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
JamieMay 29, 2016 at 2:54 am
I love rhododendrons! I don’t think I’ve ever seen white ones though. So gorgeous. Loved all these pictures!
AprilMay 29, 2016 at 8:06 am
It was amazing – they had them in literally every colour! I’v only ever seen pink and purple ones before, but those white ones were amazing! Not even joking, but the flowers were bigger than my head!
TamaraMay 29, 2016 at 6:56 am
Wow, great photos!
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AprilMay 30, 2016 at 7:18 am
Thank you! 🙂
carolinaMay 30, 2016 at 3:39 am
i lovee all these flowers they are so beautiful
AprilMay 30, 2016 at 7:19 am
I know! I couldn’t get over the size of some of them!
The Sunday ModeMay 30, 2016 at 10:55 am
That would have been such a beautiful place to visit and walk through. I don’t know If I’d ever get a chance to visit there in person (living in Australia, but love travelling) but I certainly enjoyed your photos 🙂
KatyaJune 13, 2016 at 3:22 am
Amazing place! The trees and flowers are absolutely dreamy 🙂