Pensthorpe Nature Reserve

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve  is a wonderful site near the North Norfolk coast. I visited in order to see the Millennium Garden designed by Piet Oudolf, but there are other gardens, walks, birds, and activities for children. And the scones and homemade cakes are very good too! Do try to visit this wonderful, magical place.

The Garden Cafe, Pensthorpe

The Garden Cafe, Pensthorpe

Lakes at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve

Lakes at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve

Lakes at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve

Lakes at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve

The Wildflower Meadow was beautiful – flowers and grass with a winding path cut through the meadow.

The Wildflower Meadow, Pensthorpe

The Wildflower Meadow, Pensthorpe

The River Wensum winds through the Reserve and there is a lot of information about managing the river.

River Wensum, Pensthorpe

River Wensum, Pensthorpe

Lakes, birds, and hides where you can quietly sit and enjoy the birds and scenery.

Lakes at Pensthorpe

Lakes at Pensthorpe

The waterlily lakes at Pensthorpe.

Birds are everywhere, including red breasted geese and mallards, and there were lots of butterflies.

And then a final visit to Piet Oudolf’s garden.

Millennium Garden, Pensthorpe

Millennium Garden, Pensthorpe

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