Open gardens delight visitors

by | 5 July 2019 | Community Focus, Gardening Club, Retford, Sherwood, Worksop

Here in Nottinghamshire we are very fortunate to have a wealth of beautiful gardens and generous garden owners who are willing to open their gardens to visitors and raise money for the National Garden Scheme. It is a win win situation because visiting gardens and spending time in a garden is good for health and wellbeing. Here are the local gardens for you to visit this summer:

Norwell Gardens
NG23 6XJ
Wednesday 3rd July, 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Eight varied and appealing gardens all making superb use of the beautiful backdrop of a quintessentially English countryside village, including a plant nursery of national renown and the rare opportunity to walk around vibrant allotments with a wealth of gardeners from seasoned competition growers to plots that are substitute house gardens. A plethora of breath-taking village gardens showing the diversity that is achieved under the umbrella of a cottage garden description. Medieval church open for quiet contemplation. Wheelchair accessible, plants for sale, parking refreshments.

Rhubarb Farm
Hardwick Street, Langwith NG20 9DR
Wednesday 3rd July, 10.30am to 4.00pm
This two-acre social enterprise provides training and volunteering opportunities for 90 people and grows 52 varieties of fruit and vegetables grown for sale and therapeutic benefit. Featuring sensory garden, three productive polytunnels, outdoor classroom, comfrey fertilising factory. Timed tours at 11.00am, and 2.00pm. A chance to meet and chat with volunteers and learn about this fantastic facility. Some wheelchair access, plants for sale, parking refreshments.

Lodge Mount
Town Street, South Leverton, Retford DN22 0BT
Sunday 7th July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
This garden is the vision founded and established by Helen just before she died of cancer in 2012. The garden has been open for six years since her death and her original plans can be seen through the flourishing growth and development of her plants and trees which now grow strongly and display the vibrant colours, she hoped they would. Dog friendly, plants for sale, parking, refreshments.

Clumber Park Walled Kitchen Garden
Clumber Park, Worksop S80 3BE
Saturday 13th July, 10.00am to 5.00pm
A three-year restoration project is nearing completion and this garden is the jewel in the crown of Clumber Park. Four acres of walled kitchen garden, growing unusual and heritage varieties of vegetables and fruits, herbs and flower beds including the magnificent 400ft double herbaceous borders. Newly restored 450ft glasshouse must rank amongst the finest in the country. 130 varieties of rhubarb, and 72 varieties of apples from East Midlands and Yorkshire. Bring a picnic and relax in the garden. Wheelchair accessible, dog friendly, plants for sale, parking, refreshments.

The Coach House
Fosse Road, Farndon NG24 2SF
Sunday 21st July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Two major garden areas, both having distinct sections and the planting throughout is designed to give colour and interest through the seasons. Many rare and unusual species, detailed in a brochure for visitors. Wheelchair accessible, plants for sale, refreshments.

5a High Street
Sutton on Trent, NG23 6QA, combined with Norwood
Sunday 28th July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Plantman’s garden with ponds and areas ranging from tropical to naturalistic. 600 named plants including over 100 ferns in the woodland areas. Herbaceous borders add a riot of colour. Ornamental grass orders and succulents add further interest with well manicured lawns as a backdrop. Parking, plants for sale, refreshments.

Carlton Lane, Sutton on Trent NG23 6PH
Quirky oriental themed garden with tearoom and green houses, a variety of ferns and palms alongside native and non-native plants. Take a peep in the cave and look in the nooks and crannies of the stone-built walls to discover a few surprises! Refreshments.