There are still gardens to visit in September, together with gardens ‘open by arrangement’, where you can arrange a mutually convenient date to experience a more personalised visit. See www.ngs.org.uk.
The Great British Garden Party
Whether you choose to host an al fresco lunch, an afternoon tea party, or plant sale in your front garden, everyone can join in and help raise funds for the frontline nursing and health charities that are at the heart of the National Garden Scheme. See www.ngs.org.uk/gardenparty for information and materials to help you plan your event.
North Green, East Drayton DN22 0LF
Sunday 12th September, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
This one acre garden (pictured above) offers interest throughout the year and is a haven for wildlife. There is plenty to see, including a woodland walk, large wildlife pond, kitchen garden together with wild bank and dyke, contrasting with formal vistas. Partial wheelchair access. Dog friendly, plants for sale, refreshments.
Oak Barn Exotic Garden
East Markham NG22 0SA
Sunday 12th September, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
On entering the oak lych-style gate, you will be met with the unexpected dense canopy of greenery and tropical foliage. Gravel paths wind under towering palms and bananas which are underplanted with cannas and gingers. On the lowest levels houseplants are bedded out from the large greenhouse to join the summer displays. They surround the Jungle Hut and new raised walkway. Parking, plants for sale, refreshments.