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2020 Diary of Events

Annual Firework Party

Regretfully, Government regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will prevent us from holding our annual firework party in November 2020.  We look forward to resuming as soon as we can.  Stay safe and please keep visiting and supporting the garden.  

Meanwhile, here’s a reminder of last year’s programme and a taste of what the garden has to offer in normal times in the way of events…


Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November

Firework Parties

6.00 pm (Ticketed event)


Sunday 15th September

Heritage Open Day


A day long programme of music and events.  

Sunday 8th September


Music and Tea

Norwich Harmony

Norwich Harmony, is a women’s acappella chorus singing in the barbershiop style.   Songs range from old Hollywood favourites like The Way you Look Tonight to modern numbers like Bridge Over Troubled Water and Bohemian Rhapsody by way of Irving Berlin, Elvis and Take That.


Sunday 1st September


Music and Tea 2-4pm

Colin and Malle

Married for 43 years, Colin and Malle have only sung and performed together for the last few years.  They will play and sing some of their favourite folk songs, as some as some songs Colin has composed.


Sunday 25th August


Music and Tea 2-4pm

Norfolk Saxophone Quartet

 The Norfolk Saxophone Quartet are four fellow musicians from a varied array of musical backgrounds. Having enjoyed playing together in a Swing Big Band, they decided in early  2019 to come together as a quartet.  Their program of music goes from classical to pop and of course, some swing!’

 Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 August


August 15th: Jurassic Park

August 16th: Dazed and Confused

August 17th: Mama Mia! Here We Go Again

August 18th: Top Gun

Picturehouse Outdoor Screenings at Plantation Garden

Doors open 7.30pm, films begin at 9.00pm approx.






Sunday 11th August

Music and Tea 2-4pm


Klezling are a duo that will take you on a musical journey through Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East expressing the emotions found in Klezmer, the traditional music of eastern European Jews. Klezling are Adrian Thompson (accordion) and Christiane Guenther (clarinet).  They are based in Norfolk and have been performing together since 2010.  Both are also part of the four-piece ensemble ‘Klezmerized’!  www.facebook.com/klezling

Sunday 4th August



Music and Tea 2-4pm

Joe Goes Green

John Green (vocals) and Stefan Wasyliw (guitar and backing vocals) have been fronting blues-rock bands around Norfolk for over ten years, first with Blue Fingers and later with Caliche.  More recently they have been collaborating as Joe Goes Green with one self-penned studio album and countless local gigs under their belt.  Join Joe Goes Green for an intimate gig at The Plantation Garden, doing away with their electric guitars and going acoustic to play some of their favourite songs.

Sunday 28th July

Panache Plants will be visiting Plantation Garden with a selection of Salvias and exotics, unusual herbaceous perennials, cacti, succulents and airplants.    See their website for details of plants on offer:  www.panacheplants.co.uk

Plants will be on sale from 12 noon – 5 p.m.


Music and Tea 2 – 4pm

Wind in the Willows

Their current repertoire includes a variety of pieces by composers such as Mozart, Gershwin, Paul Harveyh and Paul Harris.  www.facebook.com/Wind-in-The -Willows-Clarinet-Quintet-d131584573565079




Sunday 14th July


Music and Tea

Sarah Smith

Sarah sings her own songs and a variety of other songs in the folk tradition.  She accompanies her singing on the guitar and the harp.

Friday 12 July


Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company

Gates open at 6.00 pm

7.30 pm – 10.00 pm

Stuff of Dreams presents their own unique version of William Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. A talented cast of eight will tell the story of the extraordinary events that take place in the city of Athens and the enchanted wood just outside its walls on midsummer night.

Booking via Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company www.stuffofdreamstheatre.com

Sunday 26 May


Sunday Teas Begin

2pm – 4pm

We begin our summer season on Sunday 26th May with tea, coffee and home-made cake being served every Sunday up to and including Sunday 3 September.  Come along with the family and friends and enjoy a walk around the woodland paths and formal flowerbeds, followed by tea and cake on the upper lawn terrace.

On most Sundays there will be musicians and singers to entertain you.  Details of the performers and dates are below.

Sunday 2nd June



Music and Tea

Linda and Pete

Peter Lacey and Linda Martin have been playing and singing together for 6 years, giving their own take on songs and styles that mean something to them personally or musically

Sunday 9th June



Music and Tea

Anto Morra

Songwriter, performer and multi-media artist, Anto Morra believes “Life is for laughing and fighting injustice”.  Traditional folk songs and punk rock of his formative London years, along with his Irish roots and Norfolk home, are the inspiration behind his work.

Sunday 16th June



Music and Tea

A13 Allstars and Sonrisa

A13 Allstars’ music is good honest blues and country bar music.  You can dance to it, drink to it, talk to your friends and just have a good time to it.  https://a13allstars.com

The five person Sonrisa sing a variety of songs in acapella 5-part harmony.

Sunday 23rd June



Music and Tea

Tabernacle Dusk

Lee and Starbuck are Tabernacle Dusk,  playing delicious folk-esque orignal music with acoustic guitars, vocal harmonies and light percussion.

Sunday 30 June


Jazz Picnic – Pavilion Big Band

5.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Tickets: £8 adults, £4 children

Bring your picnic and chairs and rugs and enjoy our midsummer music event.  Dance away the evening to your big band favourites from Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington to Frank Sinatra and the ‘Rat Pack’.

No Parking on site.  The Plantation Garden is a NO SMOKING venue.

Tickets online:


By phone: 01603 626414

St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St. George’s Street, Norwich NR3 1AB

Sunday 7th July


Music and Tea


Akabella source their material from around the world.  They sing arrangements by Susan and others in the group.  Their material is eclectic, drawn from the British folk tradition as well as Eastern Europe, Spain, Sweden and Africa – with the occasional madrigal or pop classic for good measure. FB @akabellachoir

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