Gardens galore open for charity in July

by | 2 July 2022 | Community Event, Gardening Club, Retford

There are lots of beautiful summer gardens looking their best at this time of year and opening for the charity National Garden Scheme. Find out more at

Wednesday 6th July, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Rhubarb Farm
Hardwick Street, Langwith NG20 9DR

Two acre horticultural social enterprise which provides training and volunteering opportunities to 90 local people. Eight polytunnels, livestock, flower borders, pond, and raised beds all feature in the garden. Opportunity to meet and chat to the volunteers. Wheelchair access, plants for sale, parking, refreshments, cashless payments available.

Saturday 16th July, 12.00pm – 4.00pm

The Old Vicarage
Halam Hill, Halam NG22 8AX

Much loved and admired garden which this year features new planting and design. Open views and relaxing seating throughout the garden and delicious homemade tea and cake. Wheelchair access, dog friendly, plants for sale, parking, refreshments, cashless payments available.

Sunday 17th July, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Morton Nurseries
Mansfield Road, Babworth, Retford DN22 8HE

A young garden in open exposed site which began in 2013 by avid plant lovers Gill and Gayle. Flowing walkways through large informal mixed borders with some unusual plants. Sizeable colour co-ordinated herbaceous borders backed by yew and holly hedges. Large pond attracting lots of wildlife. Featured on Gardeners’ World and at Tatton Park Flower Show in 2018. Wheelchair access, dog friendly, plants for sale, refreshments, picnics welcome, cashless payments available.

Saturday 23rd July, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Park Farm
Crink Lane, Southwell NG25 0TJ

Three acre garden noted for its extensive variety of trees, shrubs and perennials, many rare or unusual. Long colourful herbaceous borders, rose arches, alpine / scree garden, large wildlife pond and maturing area of woodland with acid loving plants. Spectacular views of the Minster across a wildflower meadow and ha-ha. Wheelchair access, dog friendly, plants for sale, refreshments.

Saturday 30th July, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Floral Media
Norwell Road, Caunton NG23 6AQ

A beautifully well-maintained country garden. Long sweeping borders surrounding the main lawn leading to wildflower meadows where you will find an interesting garden retreat. A horticulturist’s haven. Flower farm supplying British grown stems to florists and farm shops. Wheelchair access, dog friendly, plans for sale, parking, refreshments.

Sunday 31st July, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

5a High Street
Sutton on Trent NG23 6QA

Manicured lawns are the foil for this plantsman’s garden. Vistas lead past succulents to tropical areas and vibrant herbaceous beds. Ponds run through the plot, leading to woodland walks and a dedicated fernery with 180+ varieties including magnificent tree ferns. Topiary links all the planting with great effect. Featured on Gardeners’ World in October 2021. Parking, plants for sale, refreshments.

Sharing a love of gardens and great causes

Dame Mary Berry, President of the National Garden Scheme and the nation’s undisputed Queen of Cakes, is championing the Great British Garden Party as it enters its third, delicious year in 2022.

This major fundraising event, designed by the National Garden Scheme, invites you to host a Great British Garden Party. The official dates are Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th July, but you can choose any day across the summer that is best for you. Sign up at, invite your guests and the National Garden Scheme event team will support you all the way.

Images (main and inset): 5a High Street; Dame Mary Berry © Sussie Bell