2010 – 2017

PGPT411
Date: July 2010
Source: photograph by volunteer
A jazz concert was held very successfully to raise funds for the PGPT.
PGPT412
Date: July 2010
Source: photograph by volunt
South bank partially cleared.
PGPT415
Date: 2010
Source: plan by Marjorie Wilson
West Bank Planting Plan.
PGPT417
Date: July 2010
Source: photograph by volunteer
Re-found foundations of the Gardener’s Cottage.
PGPT418
Date: 2010
Source: photograph by volunte
Preparation for planting on the West Bank.
PGPT420
Date: 2010
Source: photograph by volunteer

Restored access to the upper levels (above and left of the summerhouse).

PGPT422
Date: 2010
Source: photograph by volunteer
Autumn Planting Day
PGPT419
Date: October 2010
Source: photograph by volunteer
New toolshed / Volunteer Mike
PGPT423
Date: May 2011
Source: photograph by volunteer
West bank covering and new planting.
PGPT424
Date: June 2011
Source: photograph by volunteer
Planter sited in the shelter after restoration.
PGPT425
Date: Planting Day June 2011
The fox-deterrent fence panels laid out ready to assemble.
PGPT426
Date: June 2011
Bird bath donated by the family of Jane Eggleston, who was the Membersip Secretary for the PGPT for many years.
PGPT428
Date: June 2011
Source: photograph by volunteer
This stone water spout is also seen in PGPT062.

It was returned to the Garden in 2011 and reinstated in it’s original position in June 2011.

PGPT427
Date: June 2011
Source: photograph by volunteer
The Henry Trevor border at the entrance to the Garden.

Ivy cleared and for the first time, summer bedding planted June 2011.

PGPT430
Date: September 2011
Source: photograph by volunteer
The Henry Trevor border at the entrance to the Garden. See PGPT427 above.
PGPT431
Date: September 2011
Source: photograph by volunteer
Volunteers outing to Somerleyton Hall (at the centre of the maze).
PGPT432
Date: 2011
Source: photograph by volunteer

West bank is cleared and prepared for replanting.

PGPT438
Date: April 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer
The Garden ‘brown’ sign is repaired and replaced on an extra tall pole.
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.
PGPT444
Date: April 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer
Mypex matting is proving successful after coconut fibre matting was destroyed by foxes within a week.

This matting will be progressively covered by vegetation. Our apologies for the appearance until it is established.

PGPT445
Date: April 2012
New retaining wall beside the toolshed.
PGPT440
Date: June 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer
Sarah Tier-Quick’s Jubilee display in Norwich Cathedral.
PGPT447
Date: July 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer
PGPT446
Date: July 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer

Sweet peas cover the new trellis fence and sleeper wall

PGPT447
Date: July 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer
New fox-deterrent trellis fencing for the nursery area, under construction.
PGPT441
Date: May 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer
The summer bedding included our tribute to our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
PGPT442
Date: July 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer
The Tuesday Team

Our Tuesday gardening and maintenance volunteers.

PGPT449
Date: October 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer
A new tree fern replaced one that died during winter 2011/2012.
PGPT456/7
Date: October 2012
The remains of the original chimney and underground ducting from the boiler house (which had been under the palm house) are rediscovered, recorded and reburied. The chimney was positioned about 20 metres away from the palm house so that smoke did not spoil the air in the garden.
PGPT459
Wendy and Val installing themselves in the new tea lodge just in time for the many busy events held during the summer.
PGPT453
Date: April 2013
Source: photograph by Susanne Faulkner
PGPT462
Date: 6 May 2013
A Vintage Fair was held on Spring Bank Holiday Monday.
PGPT469
Date: 22 June 2013
Source: Photo by Cynthia Gibling
Marjorie Wilson with her collection of plants for sale at the Glorious Gardens event.
PGPT481
Date: 2 July 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
PGPT 481: Our trachycarpus fortunei, planted on the palm terrace.

 

 

 

 

The plant was gifted to the garden by a visitor and planted c.2001 (PGPT336).

PGPT482
Date: 16 July 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
Volunteer Susanne.
PGPT483
Date: 16 July 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
The Mypex covering is slowly being covered by new planting.
PGPT484
Date: 23 July 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
The entrance courtyard planting. The white board lists the jobs to be done for the Tuesday volunteers and chairs ready for their tea break.

The plant sales area is on the right.

PGPT485
Date: 24 September 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
General view from the terrace.
PGPT486
Date: 24 September 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Giblin
The rockworks planting (background) is becoming well established.
PGPT487
Date: 8 October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
The summer bedding was particularly good this year.
PGPT488
Date: 8 October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
The Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle tree) making steady progress. Planted 19th July 2001 by Sir Roy Strong, our patron.
PGPT489
Date: 8 October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
Tuesday Group volunteers.
PGPT490
Date: 15 October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
The compost heap! It always seems sad to remove the bedding while in full bloom but the beds must be cleared to make way for the winter planting.
PGPT491
Date: 15 October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
Volunteers John (repairing the bridge) and Jonny (with vuvuzela)

The vuvuzela calls the tea break.

PGPT492
Date: 8th October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Giblin
The Henry Trevor border.
PGPT493
Date: 8th October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
General view from the terrace.
PGPT494
Date: 22nd October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
Progress on the west bank.

PGPT495
Date: 22nd October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

Nerine bowdenii at the base of the Medieval wall.
PGPT 506
Date: December 2014
Source: Photo by volunteer Roger Connah

The old gates looked tired and did not reduce trespass. 

PGPT 507
Date December 2014
Source: Photo by volunteer Roger Connah

New gates were designed and installed by David Freedman which are elegant and impossible to climb.

PGPT 509
Date: August 2015
Source: Photo by volunteer Roger Connah

The fountain needed minor repairs to the top section and Nick Willan used scaffolding to gain good access.

PGPT 508
Date: August 2015
Source: Photo by volunteer Roger Connah

The medieval wall had not received any attention for years.  All of the lime pointing was renewed by Nick Willan.

PGPT 511
Date: September 2015
Source: Photo by volunteer Roger Connah

Trespass was frequent at the south east corner of the Garden from the rear of the hotel at 9 Unthank Road.  A simple security fence now prevents access by this route without intruding on the garden design.

PGPT 512
Date: September 2015
Source: Photo by volunteer Roger Connah

A new toilet was constructed in an existing shed.  Previously an additional, portable,  toilet had been hired to cope with the 300 or so people who often attend the growing programme of events.

PGPT 513
Date: 2016
Source: Photo by volunteer


We had difficulties in coping with heavy rainfall resulting in flooding in front of the tool shed.  Gulleys and channels and extra drains were installed to intercept the water and put it into the existing system

PGPT 513a
Date: 2016
Source: Photo by volunteer

New yard drains

PGPT 513b
Date: 2016
Source: Photo by volunteer

New yard drains

PGPT 514
Date: 2016
Source: Photo by volunteer

We had experienced flooding at the bottom of the garden by the Italian Terrace and had to cancel the Jazz Picnic one year.  The addition of soakaways in that location and near the Palm Terrace now reduce the rist of such events in the future.

PGPT 514a
Date: 2016
Source: Photo by volunteer .

Soakaway under construction

PGPT 514b
Date: 2016
Source: Photo by volunteer

Flooding prior to installation of soakaway

PGPT 515
Date: 2016
Source: Photo by volunteer

The wall adjoining St. John’s Cathedral failed with a deep crack and this caused the closure of the path next to it and this area of the garden.  The cost of the rebuilding was nearly £30,000 and was achieved in 2016 thanks for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which covered 50%.

The renewal was done by Dean Moulton and involved hand labour to access the site with all the materials.  The result is a finish close to the original wall and the re-opening of the top woodland walk around this side of the garden.

PGPT 515a
Date: 2016
Source: Photo by volunteer

Work on the wall

PGPT 515b
Date: 2016
Source: Photo by volunteer

Work on the wall.

PGPT 515c
Date: 2016
Source: Photo by volunteer

Repairs to the wall nearing completion.

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