Bishop of Norwich to open his gardens to help celebrate 250 years of NNUH

Enjoy the chance to walk around the Bishop of Norwich’s garden and celebrate 250 years of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

The rare opportunity to enjoy the beautiful gardens takes place on Sunday 31 July between 1pm and 4.30pm and live music will be performed by The Saxonettes, Harry Browne and one of our own consultants, Richard Wharton.

The Bishop’s Garden will be selling plants on the day and there will also be a chance to read about the history of the NNUH over the past 250 years.

Cakes and hot drinks will be on offer and other activities include a quiz to keep the children occupied.

The four-acre organically run garden has a great selection of plants on offer, including a wildflower labyrinth, a small woodland walk, the recently added herb garden, boxed rose garden with fountain, bamboo glade and central lawn. 

Louise Cook, Head of Fundraising, said: “This is a truly wonderful garden in the city centre and we are very grateful to Bishop Graham for giving us this opportunity to be one of the nominated charities for the private gardens this year. We’re hoping that with all the warm weather we have had the garden will be looking beautiful in July.”

“We are also incredibly grateful to the support of volunteers for giving up their time to help us and local companies including Sponge and Old Hall Farm for helping us with gifts in kind for the day.”

Admission costs £5 per adult with accompanied children and wheelchair users free. Assistance dogs only allowed and last entry on the day is 4pm.  All monies raised from entry fee and sale of refreshments go to the N&N Hospital Charity.

To purchase a ticket in advance visit and more information about the gardens visit

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