Glorious NGS gardens

by | 3 June 2022 | Community Event, Gardening Club, Retford

Saturday 11th June, 12.00pm to 4.00pm

Group Opening: Halam Gardens and Wildflower Meadow, NG22 8AX

Hills Farm
Part of an organic farm, with a small, interesting wrap-around cottage garden and a stunning six acre wildflower meadow. Have an inspiring discussion with John Hill who is passionate about the benefits of this method of farming for our environment and quality beef.

The Old Vicarage
Beautiful, organic, rural plant lovers’ garden with clematis, striking viburnums sit amongst herbaceous borders and sweeping lawns. Some wheelchair access, dog friendly, parking, plants for sale, refreshments.

Sunday 12th June, 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Group Opening: Askham Gardens, Markham Moor, Retford NG22 0RP
Five varied village gardens in Askham.

Nursery House
A plantsman’s garden, secluded and private with an attractive water feature.

Orchard House
The rear garden comprises of flower beds, shrubs, fruit trees, lawns, fish pond, raised beds with vegetables.

Rose Cottage (new for 2022)
A garden full of surprises!

The Stables
Incorporates a fantastic hedged kitchen garden and large koi pond, herbaceous bed in the making and new colourful beds surround the house.

A long garden divided into different rooms with the accent on sustainability.

Sunday 19th June, 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Flintham Hall, Flintham NG23 5LE
18th century walled gardens with rose borders and espaliered fruit trees. Range of trees and shrubs with a profusion of shrub and rambling roses. Extensive parkland and lake, a place of true romance. Wheelchair access, plants for sale, refreshments

Sunday 19th June, 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Combined opening: Hopbine Farmhouse, Main Street, Ossington NG23 6LJ.and Ossington House, Moorhouse Road NG23 6LD
Hopbine Farmhouse is a small garden in separate halves; the Southern half has a long herbaceous border with arbour, home to honeysuckle, clematis and roses. A full central bed is home to many salvias euphorbia and veronicastrum. The intimate walled rear garden features a waterfall of clematis and rambling roses. Wheelchair access, plants for sale, refreshments.
Ossington House is a large country garden with a mixture of woodland planting, formal lawns with beautiful herbaceous borders, terraces, yews, grasses, and a new kitchen garden. Disabled parking in drive to Ossington House. Wheelchair access, plants for sale, parking, refreshments.

Sunday 26th June, 1.00pm to 5.00pm and Wednesday 29th June, 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Group opening: Norwell Gardens, Norwell NG23 6JX
This is the 29th year that Norwell has opened a range of different, very appealing gardens, all making superb use of the beautiful backdrop of a quintessentially English countryside village, including a garden and nursery of national renown and the rare opportunity to walk around vibrant allotments with a wealth of gardeners from seasoned competition growers to plots and are substitute house gardens. Medieval church open. Wheelchair access, parking, plants for sale, refreshments.
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