A warm, friendly Heather welcome

We are delighted to share Heather, an historic boat, artistic refuge and home for over a century, laying on the ancient Broads Waterways of Norfolk.

It is our aim to preserve the distinctive character of Heather, enabling future generations to enjoy her charms. We welcome you to explore the houseboat and bountiful riverside beyond...

Andrew, Timothy and Christopher

6 August 2016

Green oasis

To help enliven the houseboat mooring, a pair of green striped planters have been placed on the boardwalk, filled with bright geraniums, strawberries and Cupressus Goldcrest conifers.  

Some wild native plants, included yellow irises and sedge (used on the top ridges of thatched buildings) have also been added around the adjoining soggy patch of grass and dike, leading up to the historic Press ~ Royall's boat shed. It is hoped this will help recreate some of the natural marshland, originally occupying wide stretches of the local riverside, before the area was redeveloped in the early 1900s

These improvements would not have been possible without the kind sponsorship of the variegated plants, including solar powered led fairy lights by award winning gardener, David Morse.


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