Urban Jungle Plant Nursery - near Norwich

In our last post we shared our postcards from our week on the North Norfolk coast but whilst we were there we also had to satisfy our need for a green fix. We found Urban Jungle thanks to a tip from fellow instagrammer Jazmin Balfour and we're so glad that we managed to pay a visit. 

Urban Jungle is a plant nursery that specialises in exactly the kind of outdoor plants we like; Bamboos, Acers, Palms and anything else that transports us to far-away places. The site is dotted with greenhouses and polytunnels and we were followed through each by an incredibly affectionate Beagle that wanted us to entertain him/her with a pine cone. As you do. 

Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Sempervivum in the greenhouse.
Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the polytunnel at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.

In the centre greenhouse (which was heated) we found a cafe, took a seat amongst the tropical plants and indulged in a slice of cake and a hot drink. 

Exploring the cacti in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.
Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.

All-in-all we spent almost 3 hours wandering the leafy aisles and wouldn't hesitate to go back; there was more than enough plantlife to keep us going until our next greenhouse adventure.

Of course there's always one greenhouse that's off limits and nothing makes us want to venture inside more than seeing a sign that says 'staff only' on the door. Until we have one of our own (we take a little step in that direction in our next post) we have to settle with a longing gaze from this side of the misty door. 

Exploring the plants in the greenhouse at Urban Jungle near Norwich.

Here's the link to Urban Jungle again - it's near Norwich.