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Numbers 401 to 450 of the pictures in our archive - in numerical order (That is, the order in which they were scanned)

PGPT401
Date: 2008
Source: photograph by Patrick Halpin

This photograph shows the 'Tuesday group'' of volunteers having a morning break under the Shelter (cf PGPT120).
PGPT402
Date: 2008
Source: as PGPT401

This view looking north from the Palm House site shows the restored (1998) rustic bridge (cf PGPT373/4), the reconstructed  (2002) glazed boiler house entrance/shed (cf PGPT097), and the banana tree which in a hot summer has been known to produce a bunch of bananas (cf PGPT132)!
PGPT403
Date: 2008
Source: as PGPT391

On summer Sunday afternoons tea on the lawn has been very popular, thanks to the volunteers who man the tea stall and provide home made cakes.


PGPT404
Date: 2008
Source: as PGPT391

The Planting sub-committee consults on spring and summer planting schemes for beds on the upper and lower lawns.


PGPT405
Date: 2008
Source: as PGPT391

A dog face? A lion face? A detail of one of the many designs which decorate the 'medieval' style retaining wall on the west of the upper lawn. See PGPT040/1,125,227,305,307-310,313/4,316
PGPT406
Date: 1980s
Source: photograph by volunteer

View from the Italian terrace looking north (cf PGPT002). The Plantation house can be glimpsed above the trees on the left. The rough work of clearing the lower and upper lawns has been well advanced, but no flower beds have yet been cut into the grass. The garden, in fact, is interesting rather than attractive.
PGPT407
Date: 1998
Source: plan prepared for 'History and Guide' (1998 edition)

In 1998 Sheila Adam wrote the first history and guide for the PGPT, with much help from the many pioneer volunteers who were still involved at that time. This plan, based on the 1883 O.S. map, was the centrefold. The numbers relate to descriptions in the text of various features of the garden.
PGPT408
Date: 2008
Source: photograph by volunteer Patrick Halpin

The constitution of the PGPT sets out its aim of restoring the garden, so far as possible, to its 1897 appearance. The 1883 O.S. map (see PGPT407) showed flights of steps on the east bank which had virtually disappeared by 1980. This is an example of the restoration by volunteers of one such ascent, which has added to the pleasure of moving around the garden, especially for young visitors.
PGPT409
Date: 2008
Source: as PGPT408

This particular example of a 'bunch of grapes' chimney brick, made by Gunton Bros, can be found built into the walls of the Italian terrace at the south end of the garden (cf PGPT113). Other examples can be found in other walls, as well as in houses at Old Costessey, where the manufacturers had their headquarters.

PGPT306-316 also show various designs from Gunton Bros.
Barry PGPT410
Date: c 2005
Source: photograph by volunteer

Barry was a faithful volunteer on Tuesday mornings for many years. As a retired quantity surveyor, his expertise was often put at the service of the PGPT: he also organised the placing of bird boxes and was an enthusiastic compost maker.
Jazz Concert July 2010 PGPT411
Date: July 2010
Source: photograph by volunteer

A jazz concert was held very successfully to raise funds for the PGPT.
July 2010 PGPT412
Date: July 2010
Source: as PGPT411

Another photograph of the jazz concert.
Also shown here: one of the information boards (this one gives a brief history of the garden) placed on the top terrace: the west bank has been partly cleared: some fox damage can be seen.


Jonathan PGPT413
Date: c 2006
Source: photograph by volunteer

Jonathan has lent his strong young muscles as a volunteer in the Tuesday group for several years. He is especially enthusiastic about bonfire making, whether for disposal of normal garden waste or the large bonfires for the very popular November parties.
Letter from a visitor 2010 PGPT414
Date: 2010
Source: letter from a visitor

For many years volunteer guides (e.g. the Rosemary and Janet mentioned in the letter) have been giving tours of the garden to groups of all sorts - some passionate gardeners, some interested in Victorian or local social history, some simply wanting an afternoon's or evening's entertainment. All are welcome, and many, like the writer of this letter, respond with a pleasing enthusiasm.
Planting plan; West bank 2010 PGPT415
Date: 2010
Source:
Drawn by Marjorie Wilson

West Bank Planting Plan
PGPT416
Date: 1994
Source: Elizabeth Bickerton


Colin and Elizabeth Bickerton with their daughter, Erica

appeared as Mr and Mrs Henry Trevor with their 'garden boy' at the Open Day on 19th June 1994

(Elizabeth Bickerton was the Chair of the PGPT from 1993 - 2000)
PGPT417
Date:
Source: photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling


Refound foundations of the gardener's cottage
PGPT418
Date:
Source:


Preparation for planting on the west bank
PGPT419
Date: October 2010
Source:


New toolshed / Volunteer Mike

PGPT420
Date: 2010
Source:


Walkway above the summerhouse

PGPT421
Date: May 2010
Source: photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling


Volunteer Graham

PGPT422
Date: 2010
Source:


Autumn Planting Day
PGPT423
Date: May 2011
Source:


West bank covering and new planting
PGPT424
Date: June 2011
Source:


Planter sited in the shelter after restoration
PGPT425
Date: June 2011
Source:


Planting Day
The fox-deterrent fence panels laid out ready to assemble.
PGPT426
Date: June 2011
Source:


Bird bath donated by the family of Jane Eggleston, who was the Membersip Secretary for the PGPT for many years

Henry Trevor border Ivy cleared and summer bedding planted

PGPT427
Date: June 2011
Source:  photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling


The Henry Trevor border at the entrance to the Garden

Ivy cleared and summer bedding planted for the first time.

See PGPT 430 for the same view in September the same year
Stone water spout head PGPT428
Date: June 2011
Source: photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

This stone water spout is also seen in PGPT062

It was returned to the Garden and reinstated in it's original position

Water-spout head PGPT429
Date: June 2011
Source:  photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling




The gargoyle replaced in it's original position
Henry Trevor border 2011 PGPT430
Date: September 2011
Source:  photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling




The Henry Trevor border at the entrance to the Garden. 

The first year it has been planted since restoration began
Volunteers at Somerleyton Hall Sept 2011 PGPT431
Date: September 2011
Source:  photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling




Volunteers outing to Somerleyton Hall

(at the centre of the maze)
West bank clear and restore 2011 PGPT432
Date: 2011
Source:


West bank is cleared and prepared for replanting
Andy Jones Winter 2009 PGPT433
Date: December 2009
Source: photo by Andy Jones
Andy Jones Winter 2009 PGPT434
Date: December 2009
Source: photo by Andy Jones


Andy Jones Winter 2009 PGPT435
Date: December 2009
Source: photo by Andy Jones


Andy Jones Winter 2009 PGPT436
Date:  December 2009
Source: photo by Andy Jones
Pillars of the fountain PGPT437
Date: 2012
Source:  photos taken by volunteer Cynthia Gibling


The six pillars around the fountain

PGPT438
Date:  2012
Source:  photo by volunteer Susanne Faulkner


Following vandalism, the brown sign is repaired and re-installed on a long pole.

PGPT439
Date: 1995
Source: photograph by volunteer Sheila Adam
The Plantation house exterior looks very similar in modern times to its1897 appearance (cf PGPT067). From this angle, it is possible to see how Henry Trevor chose to build on a slightly elevated site, planning that the drive dipped from the Earlham road, then rose again up to the entrance of the house. A visitor would thus feel that he was arriving at an imposing residence, not a mere tradesman’s house. As the 1897 auction particulars stated, it was ‘within a few minutes walk of the Market Place, possessing, at the same time, all the advantages of a suburban retreat’.
From this angle we can also see the roof of the servants’ quarters at the back of the house, and the curious window on the north, created when that room was turned into the operating theatre of the clinic in the 1930s (cf PGPT154).
PGPT440
Date: 2012
Source: Sarah
Sarah Tier-Quick's Jubilee display in Norwich Cathedral
PGPT441
Date: 10th July 2012
Source: photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

The Jubilee planting.  See the Planting Plans for more detail.
PGPT442
Date: 10 July 2012
Source: photo by Cynthia and Graham (abridged)

The Tuesday volunteers.  This composite photo was taken at tea break and features all the volunteers present on that particular Tuesday.  The photographer was added digitally, back row, third from the left.
PGPT443
Date: April 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer

The ivy curtains on the Italianate terrace and a glimpse of the controversial matting on the west bank.  The stonework of the walls has survived the ivy and the ravages of time to remain in almost perfect condition.  Built approximately 1860s
PGPT444
Date: 3rd April 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer.

Mypex covering the west bank.  The bank needs to be prevented from being washed away until the new planting is established.  The original covering, which looked much nicer, was destroyed by foxes.
PGPT445
Date: 3rd April 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer

PGPT446
Date: July 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
PGPT447
Date: 24th July 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

The stock plant area has frequently been troubled by fox activity (they like to play with the pots).  It is hoped that the trellis fence will deter them.
PGPT448
Date: July 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

A summer view of the upper planting and new information board.
PGPT449
Date: 25 Sept 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

A new tree fern planted (??) replaced one lost in the severe winter of 2010-11(?)
PGPT450
Date: 25 Sept 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

Volunteers Susanne and Doug

 

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