Dogs lap up clever use of beer barrels

Peter Brough and his dog Pippa with one of the water stations. Picture: Fairhaven Garden

Peter Brough and his dog Pippa with one of the water stations. Picture: Fairhaven Garden - Credit: Archant

Dogs visiting a popular garden site in South Walsham have been lapping up a unique idea that has seen old beer barrels turned into watering stations.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in South Walsham has set up two stations – one near the tearoom and a second by the staithe next to Fairhaven's broad - while a third is planned.

Visitor Peter Brough let his dog Pippa try out one of the new stations.

He said: 'We have really enjoyed exploring Fairhaven Garden and think that the beer barrels are a great idea. It means that you can ensure that your dog has easy access to fresh water.'

Dogs on leads are welcome at Fairhaven Garden, although there is a dog entry charge of 25p to cover the costs of poop scoops, which are given to every dog owner.


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An annual Fun Dog Day will take place on September 10 in aid of Yarmouth Greyhound Homefinders and will include a dog show, agility activities, demonstrations, doggy stalls and games.

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