PEOPLE, PLACES & PLANTS:

THE MEDIEVAL CHURCHYARDS OF NORWICH

OUR VISION

Heavenly Gardens aspires to revitalise the medieval churchyards of Norwich to create an interconnected botanic garden for community use

Proposal

Imagine Norwich’s ancient churchyards as a series of attractive gardens, full of people and activity

PEOPLE

Existing and new groups of volunteers are central to achieving our aim of community involvement

PLACES

32 medieval churches survive in Norwich city centre, which is more than anywhere else in northern Europe

PLANTS

Botanical themes illustrate the role of plants in the development of the city through the ages

We are an organisation of volunteers working towards realising the Heavenly Gardens vision - if you would like to help us, then please have a look at our guide to The Churchyards and find one that you would like to support.

OUR PROGRESS

Norwich's Heavenly Gardens is an evolving project, here you can keep up to date with our progress.
We are powered by volunteers - so why not join us?

Heavenly Gardens is currently focused on 9 of 32 churchyards in Norwich. As we attract more support and interest grows in our project we would like to roll our vision out to many more churches.

For now we are developing a series of guided visitor walks to help raise awareness of the wonderful medieval history of Norwich.

If this project is something that interests you, we urge you to get in touch to help fulfil the Heavenly Garden Vision.

  • 6 Active Gardens

    St Stephen, St George Tombland, St Simon & St Jude, St George Colegate, St Clement & St Peter Mancroft churchyards with active volunteer groups

  • 3 Churchyards Under Improvement

    St Margaret, St Peter Hungate & All Saints churchyards without regular volunteer input

  • 23 Churchyards Awaiting Improvement

    Churchyards without a resident group of volunteer gardeners

  • 3 Published Guided Walk Leaflets

    We have currently completed 3 out of 6

OUR TEAM

Find out more about the people involved in this project
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George Ishmael

Project Manager
George Ishmael is the founder of Heavenly Gardens and is now actively trying to further its aims and objectives.

Sponsors

These organisations have supported us:

Get in touch

If you are interested in helping to develop a Heavenly Garden or wish to be involved in this exciting project, then please get in touch