This garden was created in the centre of Dereham on a piece of formerly derelict land and opened in September 2021. It was designed to be a space for community use – and features several benches as well as grassed areas, footpaths and flower beds. The garden has a children’s area at one end, with a blackboard and bug hotels, bird houses and a hedgehog house! The new garden is named after the 18th century teacher, writer, artist and philanthropist, Ellenor Fenn, who not only lived in Dereham but also started a Sunday School here. Ellenor also published more than 50 books and designed educational toys to help parents when they are teaching their children. The new space can be booked for community events and has already seen a Christmas Fair, craft markets, choirs and a day of buskers for the Dereham Blues Festival in July. CLICK HERE TO MAKE A BOOKING. See also: