National Garden Scheme announces the reopening of gardens in England to visitors

by | 14 July 2020 | Community Event, Gardening Club, Retford, Sherwood

The National Garden Scheme is delighted that some of its gardens in England have begun to reopen.
In order to comply with social distancing and other Government guidelines, all gardens will open in a system of pre-purchased tickets for a timed slot at the visitor’s garden of choice. Tickets must be purchased via the National Garden Scheme website.

The numbers of visitors per timed slot will vary from garden to garden, depending on size. These, and all other relevant details, can be found at a garden’s entry on the website. Gardens will not offer teas or other refreshments; at some gardens, where there is sufficient space, people will be allowed to bring their own picnics. All buildings will be closed and access to toilets will only be provided in an emergency and so long as it does not involve access to a house.
All funds raised will go to the charity’s Help Support Our Nurses campaign.
Here are the Nottinghamshire gardens you can visit in July and August.

The Old Vicarage
Halam Hill, Halam NG22 8AX
Sunday 19th July, Sunday 26th July and Sunday 9th August 10.00am to 4.00pm
Two acre hillside garden displaying artful eye for design and colour featuring many unusual plants and trees set against rolling backdrop of Nottinghamshire countryside. A real gem of a garden.

5A High Street
Sutton on Trent NG23 6QA
Sunday 26th July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Manicured lawns are the foil for this plantsman’s garden, with tropical areas and vibrant planting. Ponds run throughout the plot, leading to woodland walks and fernery. Topiary links planting areas to great effect.

Park Farm
Crink Lane, Southwell NG25 0TJ
Sunday 26th July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Three acre garden remarkable for its extensive variety of trees, shrubs and perennials, many rare or unusual. Spectacular views of the Minster across a wildflower meadow and ha-ha.

You can book tickets for reopening gardens by visiting