The weather is warmer; the borders are blooming and now is the perfect time to visit a Nottinghamshire National Garden Scheme open garden. There are 15 gardens open this month, giving visitors lots of choice, but why choose just one garden? Many visitors like to combine two gardens and this month that is perfectly possible. Entry is free for children.
Norwell Road, Caunton, Newark NG23 6AQ
Sunday 20th May, 10.00am to 4.00pm
A beautifully maintained country garden with a profusion of flowerbeds and a herb and fruit garden. This garden has many different rooms and new for 2018 is a wild flower meadow leading to a new seating area. A local folk group will be playing in the garden throughout the afternoon. Parking, homemade teas, disabled access, plants for sale.
Woodhouse Road, Norwell, NG23 6JX
Sunday 13th May, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Jewel box of over 2500 beautiful and unusual plants set in one-acre plants man’s garden, with extensive herbaceous borders and colour themed beds. New innovative grassoretum. Nationally renowned nursery open with rare plants for sale. Homemade teas, parking, wheelchair accessible.
The Old Vicarage
Halam, NG22 8AX
Sunday 6th May, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Much admired landscaped garden, planted with an artful eye for design, texture and colour with unusual plants. Hidden corners to explore each filled with good ideas for visitors to take home and apply to their own garden. Village 12th century church also open. Homemade teas, parking, dog friendly, plants for sale.
Holmes Lane, Walkeringham, Gainsborough DN10 4JP
Monday 28th May, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
This 1.75-acre garden is filled with interest from both plants and places. The garden is divided into a series of individual garden rooms, each area filled with good ideas for visitors to take home and apply. Wildlife pond, hosta garden, old tools on display and scarecrows. A flower arranger’s artistic garden. Disabled access, plants for sale, parking and homemade teas.