The month of July is incredibly busy for the Nottinghamshire National Garden Scheme and the garden owners who welcome visitors to their gardens.
Each visit raises monies for cancer and nursing charities including Hospice UK, Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Support. See www.ngs.org.uk.
Town Street, South Leverton DN22 0BT
Saturday 3rd July, 1.00pm t0 5.00pm
Lodge Mount Garden is the vision founded and established by Helen Wootton-Jones just before she died of cancer in 2012. The garden has been open to the public ever since her death and her original plans can be seen through the flourishing growth and development of her plants and trees, displaying the vibrant colours she hoped they would. Parking, dog friendly, picnic area, refreshments, plants for sale. (Pictured above).
The Coach House
Fosse Road, Farndon NG24 3SF
Sunday 25th July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Set in approximately 0.9 acres, The Coach House has two major areas to explore. The planting throughout is designed to give colour and interest all year. Many rare and unusual species among the mainly perennial plants, shrubs and trees. All planting fully detailed in a brochure for visitors. Wheelchair access, plants for sale, refreshments.
The Old Vicarage
Halam Hill, Halam NG22 8AX
Saturday 10th July, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Much loved garden planted for design / texture / colour using unusual plants and shrubs. Set on a hillside overlooking undulating countryside, this garden has opened for the NGS for many years and has raised a substantial amount of money for the charity and attracts repeat visitors year on year. The 12th century church is also open just a short walk away. Parking, dog friendly, plants for sale, refreshments.
Beesthorpe Hall Farm
Caunton NG23 6AT
Sunday 18th July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Beautiful large country garden full of exciting planting including an extensive ecologically designed, unique gravel garden. Plants for sale, refreshments.
Ossington House, Moorhouse Road, Ossington and Hopbine Farmhouse
Main Street, Ossington NG23 6LJ
Sunday 11th July, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Ossington House is a Vicarage garden, redesigned in 1960 and again in 2014. Chestnuts, lawns, formal beds, woodland walk, poolside planting and orchard with terraces, yews, grasses ferns and roses. New kitchen garden. Disabled parking available in drive to Ossington House. Wheelchair access, parking, plants for sale, refreshments.
Hopbine Farmhouse is a small garden in two halves, the southern half is home to a long herbaceous border with an arbour and honeysuckle, clematis and rosa Chinensis mutabilis. A full central bed has many favourite salvias, eurphorbia and veronicastrum. The walled garden features a waterfall of clematis Summer Snow, rambling through roses. Wheelchair access but some narrow paths, plants for sale, refreshments.