Serene and green, the Plantation Gardens are more widely referred to as the ‘Secret Gardens’, despite being a well-known gem among Norwich folk. They reside just minutes from the city centre and provide the perfect space for picnicking and soaking up the (sometimes!) summer rays. Styled as Gothic palatial grounds, you can amble around discovering the features on offer: hidden walkways, a fountain and all round green goodness. In recent years, this unique space has played host to a range of events: from literary festivals to weekly afternoon teas, and the summer series of outdoor cinema screenings are definitely not to be missed.