Historic public garden reopens after sinkhole forces it to close

Historic city centre garden reopens to public Credit: Norwich Plantation Society

An historic public garden is reopening today after a nearby sinkhole closed it two weeks ago.

The historic Plantation Gardens on Earlham Road in the city were evacuated after a hole opened up in the hotel next door.

The closure was essential whilst specialist engineers carried out an investigation.

Credit: Norwich Plantation Society

We are so pleased to be open again, as the Spring planting is showing well and our magnificent Magnolia tree is still in full bloom. The reaction from the public and our members to the closure of the last two weeks has been very supportive and understanding...The timing of the closure was so sad in that we had announced only the day before that we have been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £38,800 which will enhance the enjoyment of this special place and indeed the knowledge base of its history and wildlife.

– Roger Connah, Chairman of the Plantation Garden Preservation Trust