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List of parks, gardens and open spaces in Norwich

The City of Norwich, England, as of 2011, had 23 parks, 95 open spaces and 59 natural areas in the care of the local authority.[1]

Wensum Park

Historic parks

The four Grade II listed historic parks were purpose built in the 1920s and 1930s under the direction of Parks Superintendent Captain Sandys-Winsch.[2] His designs included buildings, structures and hard landscaping which are finished in a modernist pre-cast concrete, with unemployed men providing much of the labour. By the late 1990s many of the structures had fallen into disrepair. A successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled major refurbishment to the four main parks.[3]

Parks

Listed below are a selection of the city's parks. Many date back to 1920s and 1930s.

Earlham Park with the River Yare in foreground

Open spaces

Listed below are the Local Nature Reserves and the Site of Special Scientific Interest located within the city boundaries.[14]

Local Nature Reserves

Mousehold Heath

Site of Special Scientific Interest

Gardens

The following privately owned gardens open to the public occasionally in aid of charity.

Listed below are gardens open regularly to the public.

The fountain in the Plantation Garden

Further reading

The Captain and Norwich Parks. ISBN 0-9524756-1-8.

References

  1. ^ Norwich parks Archived 4 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 7 July 2011
  2. ^ Captain Sandys-Winsch Archived 26 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 13 July 2011
  3. ^ a b c d e f The Norwich Society parks audit Retrieved 15 July 2011
  4. ^ Wensum Park labyrinth Retrieved 11 July 2011
  5. ^ Friends of Eaton Park Retrieved 18 July 2011
  6. ^ Waterloo Park Archived 30 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 19 July 2011
  7. ^ News report Retrieved 19 July 2011
  8. ^ Parks and gardens in the UK Retrieved 19 July 2011
  9. ^ The Chapelfield Society-Arboretum Retrieved 13 November 2012
  10. ^ Harford Park cycle speedway track[permanent dead link] Retrieved 5 September
  11. ^ History of Mile Cross p12 Archived 31 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 17 June 2013
  12. ^ St Clements eco-park Retrieved 22 September 2011
  13. ^ Sloughbottom Park BMX track Retrieved 7 October 2011
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i Local Nature Reserves Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 11 October 2011
  15. ^ Norfolk Dragons- Bowthorpe Marsh Retrieved 24 October 2011
  16. ^ Chalk mines Retrieved 25 October 2011
  17. ^ Norfolk Dragons-Danby Wood Retrieved 25 October 2011
  18. ^ Natural England Retrieved 26 October 2011
  19. ^ Norfolk Dragons-Eaton Common Retrieved 27 October 2011
  20. ^ Norwich woodlands Archived 15 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 28 October 2011
  21. ^ Marston Marshes Retrieved 31 October 2011
  22. ^ Norfolk Dragons – Marston Marshes Retrieved 31 October 2011
  23. ^ Mousehold Defenders Retrieved 2 November 2011
  24. ^ Norfolk Dragons-Anderson's Meadow Retrieved 3 November 2011
  25. ^ English Nature Retrieved 4 November 2011
  26. ^ National Gardens Scheme – The Bear Shop Retrieved 8 November 2011
  27. ^ National Garden Scheme- The Bishop's House Retrieved 10 November 2011
  28. ^ Grapes Hill Community Garden Retrieved 15 November 2011
  29. ^ Plantation Garden Retrieved 16 November 2011

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