Back in 1970 retired farmer Billy Knights, then in his 70th year, looked out despairingly on his flooded meadow, which had become too wet for cows to graze. His son jokingly suggested he should make it into a water garden. The older man took a piece of old wallpaper and began drawing up plans.
Within a few years he had a garden good enough to open to the public and he continued to care for his garden till he died aged 93. In 2002 his daughter Coral began restoring the garden as a tribute to her parents. She's still doing the gardening today; we had a pleasant chat with her while we were walking around. It's not a huge garden, but we kept finding new scenes and secrets. Come and have a look....
Gooderstone Water Gardens is what you need to look out for if you're ever nearby - it's just along the narrow road from Oxburgh Hall. Such a peaceful, tranquil place to visit.