Help put Nottinghamshire’s beautiful gardens in the picture

by | 7 May 2021 | Community Event, Retford

The National Garden Scheme team in Nottinghamshire is running a garden photography competition this year to celebrate the beautiful gardens they open, inviting high quality, eye-catching images and offering some great prizes.
National Garden Scheme garden owners and garden visitors are invited to enter photographs under the theme ‘In the Garden before 30th September. See all the details at
Gardens are now opening locally by arrangement and can be booked in May by contacting the garden owner using the details below and on

2 Holmefield Croft (pictured above)
Scrooby, DN10 6BS and Lyndhurst, Chapel Lane, Scrooby DN10 6AE
01302 719 668
Joint opening of two small village gardens. In addition, there is a community dry garden and a pinfold garden next to the church which visitors are welcome to enjoy.
2 Holmefield Croft is a wrap around small garden with colour and interest in every area. Lyndhurst has been developed over six years from a blank canvas and is a small garden packed with colour and unusual plants.
Dog friendly, plants for sale, refreshments at 2 Holmefield Croft.

Bolham Manor
Bolham Way, Bolham DN22 9JG
or 01777 703528
Swathes of narcissi, snowdrops and early bulbs sit in a topiary structured three acre garden with interesting sculptures and unusual garden features to explore.

Holmes Villa
Holmes Lane DN10 4JP
Peter and Sheila Clark or 01427 890233
Carpets of snowdrops, mini daffodils, hellebores and spring bulbs set in large plantsman’s garden with many unusual, scented winter plants and shrubs.
Places to sit and ponder, gazebos, arbours, wildlife pond, hosta garden, old tools on display and scarecrows.