Garden owners work tirelessly to create beautiful, inspirational gardens for us to visit and the following are open in May for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS):
- The Old Vicarage at Hallam NG22 8AX
Sunday 7th May, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
A charming garden in the picturesque village of Hallam, a friendly welcome awaits in this garden full of colour and texture. Discover the hidden nooks and crannies around swathes of herbaceous borders, a kitchen garden and a wildlife pond. Entry costs £3.50, and free for children and homemade teas will be available.
- Cross Lodge, Beckingham Road, Walkeringham DN10 4HZ
Sunday 14th May, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Homemade teas will be available. Entry costs £3 and free for children.
- Beeston Gardens combined opening (60 Audon Avenue and 6 Hope Street)
Sunday 21st May, 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Homemade teas will be available. Entry costs £4 combined and free for children.
- Church House, Hoveringham NG14 7HJ
Sunday 21st May, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Homemade teas will be available.
Entry costs £3 and free for children.
- Wood Peckers, 35 Lambley Lane, Burton Joyce NG14 5BG
Sunday 21st May, 11.00am to 5.00pm
Homemade teas will be available. Entry costs £4 and free for children.
- 5 Burton Lane, Whatton in the Vale NG13 9EQ
Sunday 28th May, 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Homemade teas will be available Entry costs £3.50 and for children entry is free.
- Papplewick Hall, Blidworth Vale, Papplewick NG15 8FE
Sunday 28th May
Entry costs £3.50 and free for children.
- Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton NG14 6NU
Sunday 28th May, 10.30am to 1.30pm
Teas will be available in the art centre. Entry costs £3 and free for children.
- Thrumpton Hall NG11 OAX
Sunday 28th May, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Thrumpton Hall Celebrates being one of the first gardens to open under the National Garden Scheme in 1927. The gardens at Thrumpton cover two acres, surrounded by glorious parkland and bordering a serene stretch of the River Trent, a tributary of which forms the garden’s ravishing water-feature. A ha-ha wall separates the southern aspect of the garden from the park; expansive lawns lead away into enchanting areas of woodland (magnificent cedars and the two oldest larches in England). Elsewhere, you will see a knot garden surrounded by giant yew hedges, glorious shrub borders and a wonderful rose garden in what once was Thrumpton Hall’s carriage court. Other surprises include: The Priest’s Walk, of ancient yews, by the riverside; a fan garden, enclosed by yew hedges, a fountain court, and an oak tree grown from the one growing at Newstead in Byron’s time. Thrumpton Hall has close links to the Byrons; his daughter stayed at the Hall when visiting Newstead. Entrance £5. Children free.
- The Echium Garden, Edwinstowe House, High Street, Edwinstowe, NG21 9PR
Monday 29th May, 11.00am to 3.00pm
Light refreshments will be available. Entrance £3. Children free
- Holmes Villa, Holmes Lane, Walkeringham, Gainsborough, DN10 4JP
Monday 29th May, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Homemade teas will be available. Entrance £2.50. Children free
- Ivy Bank Cottage, The Green, South Clifton, Newark, NG23 7AG
Monday 29th May, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Homemade teas will be available. Entrance £3. Children free
Visitors to the gardens will also have the benefit of knowing that their entrance fee is supporting wonderful causes; the NGS currently donates over £2.6 million annually to its nursing and caring beneficiary charities, which include Marie Curie and Parkinson’s UK. Details of all NGS gardens opening for the can be found on the NGS website www.ngs.org.uk.