Long summer days and balmy evenings are ideal conditions for garden visiting. In August gardens settle into a summer lull and are often at their best. For more details see www.ngs.org.uk.
Broadings Lane, Laneham, Retford DN22 0NF
Sunday 15th August, 11.00am to 4.00pm
This one acre garden (pictured above) takes you through a hosta garden into a jungle with bananas, tree ferns and cannas. Multiple areas of herbaceous planting and unusual specimen trees and plants. Woodland walk, wisteria circular walkway, water features, sculptures and seating throughout. Wheelchair accessible, parking, refreshments.
5a High Street
Sutton on Trent NG23 6QA
Sunday 1st August, 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Manicured lawns are the foil for this plantsman’s garden with lovely vistas and vibrant herbaceous borders. Ponds run through the plot leading to woodland walks and a fernery with 180 varieties, topiary links different planting areas to great effect. Parking, plants for sale, refreshments.
5 Burton Lane
Whatton in the Vale NG13 9EQ
Monday 30th August, 11.30am to 4.30pm
Modern cottage garden which is productive and highly decorative, An organic garden full of wildlife. Several distinct areas including fruit and vegetables. Large herbaceous beds filled with over 500 varieties of plants. Gravel garden, pond, shade planting and sedum roof set in an attractive village with walks. Plants for sale, refreshments.
Oak Barn Exotic Garden
East Markham NG22 0SA
Saturday 7th August, 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Enjoy a wander through this densely planted tropical, exotic garden and marvel at the number of towering palms and bananas, gingers and cannas. On the lowest level, houseplants are planted out from the large greenhouse. New raised walkway by the jungle hut. Parking, plants for sale, light refreshments.
Hoveringham NG14 7JH
Sunday 8th August, 12.00pm to 5.00pm
Stunning, small gem of a garden. Relax in an oasis of cottage style planting where chickens, small pond, vegetable beds, charming auricular theatre and espalier fruit trees combine to create a delightfully peaceful atmosphere. Dog friendly.
Oasis Community Gardens
2a Longfellow Drive, Kilton Estate, Worksop S81 0DE
Sunday 15th August, 10.00am to 6.00pm
Award winning community garden with over 30 project areas all managed by volunteers. Take a look in the Cactus Kingdom, the children’s pre-school play village and Wildlife Wonderland. Take along a picnic and enjoy the garden and community atmosphere. Wheelchair access, picnics welcome, plants for sale, refreshments.
The Old Vicarage
Halam Hill, Halam NG22 8AX
Sunday 8th August, 1.00pm to 4.30pm
An old favourite garden open for many years which is a lovely welcoming garden to visit and share. Spanning two acres of hillside garden with unusual shrubs and trees, set in the undulating countryside. Parking, dog friendly, plants for sale, refreshments.