Each year the National Garden Scheme starts the garden visiting season with its inspirational snowdrop and spring flower gardens. These local gardens are waiting to welcome you:
Open by arrangement, from 10th February to 21st September
Bolham Manor, Bolham Way, Bolham, Retford DN22 9JG
This three-acre mature garden provides year-round interest. In February, swathes of snowdrops greet you, followed by daffodils and other spring bulbs. Topiary features and sculptures guide you through the different areas of the garden, with its mixed garden terraces and herbaceous borders, ponds, orchard and wildflower areas.
Sunday 18th February, 10.30am to 4.00pm
Church Farm, Church Lane, West Drayton, Retford DN22 8EB
Essentially a spring garden with woodland area carpeted with snowdrops, aconites, and cyclamen which have seeded into the adjoining churchyard. Approximately 180 named snowdrops flourish in island beds, along with hellebores and daffodils. Natural planting contrasts with elegant topiary.
Sunday 18th February, 11.00am to 4.00pm
Norwood Park, Halam Road, Southwell NG25 0PF
The grounds of Norwood Park date back to medieval times when they were a series of deer parks. A new garden on the south front of the 18th century house was created in 2021 to showcase plants for all seasons. To the west, a lime avenue lined with snowdrops and daffodils creates a spectacular scene and leads on to Mrs Delaney’s path, to the ornamental temple.
For more see www.ngs.org.uk.