The National Garden Scheme helps owners open their beautiful gardens to the public, sharing their enthusiasm and raising money through entry fees, refreshments and plant sales. Here’s some of Nottinghamshire’s Open Garden events in August:
Oak Barn Exotic Garden
Church Street, East Markham NG22 0SA
Saturday 4th August, 6.00pm to 9.00pm
On entering the Oak Lych style gate, you will be met with the unexpected dense canopy of greenery and tropical foliage. Hidden paths lead to the newly built jungle hut and large bespoke greenhouse which houses a growing collection of tender plants, which are bedded out between bright flowers and colourful foliage of the more hardy specimens. A garden to wow the visitor. Parking, plants for sale, wine and beer refreshments.
The Old Vicarage
Halam Hill NG22 8AX
Sunday 12th August, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Truly a garden for all seasons, this garden opens three times a year showcasing the continuous flowering throughout the seasons. In August there is still plenty to see, with lots of colour, something which many gardeners struggle to achieve in August. The beautiful 12th century church will also be open, only a short walk away into the village. Some wheelchair access, dog friendly, plants for sale and homemade teas.
60 High Street, Sutton on Trent, Newark NG23 6QA
Sunday 26th August, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Mature half acre garden, on the site of a Victorian flower nursery, now a series of well planted areas each with its own character. Exotics courtyard with late summer colour, iron balcony overlooking pond and oriental style gravel garden, jungle with thatched shack, woodland area, black and white garden. Lots of sitting places. Mostly wheelchair accessible, dog friendly plants for sale, homemade teas.