Thursday 14 July
THE BISHOP’S GARDEN, Norwich
The final visit was to the Bishop’s Garden, near our hotel, which covers 4 acres right in the centre of the city adjacent to the cathedral. We were shown around by the head gardener Simon Gaches. There has been a garden on the site for over 900 years: Simon has been there for 20. Inevitably there have been lots of changes. The oldest plants in the garden are some of the trees dating from the 1850s including a tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera).