Elmton Open Gardens

by | 1 June 2024 | Community Event, Gardening Club, Worksop

The ever-popular Elmton Open Gardens is growing – another new garden has joined for this year’s event, bringing the total number of gardens to eight!

The attractive village of Elmton has received numerous awards from East Midlands in Bloom and is a lovely setting for the keen gardeners opening their garden gates for the National Garden Scheme, this year on the weekend of 15th and 16th June from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

Stroll through the village visiting the gardens, each with its own style and character, including fruit and vegetable gardening as well as beautiful borders.

Pinfold is a peaceful, pretty, ⅓ acre garden that encourages wildlife, containing themed borders with lots of roses and perennials. It has shady and wild parts, a pond, a gravel garden, fruit and vegetables, two greenhouses, a bog garden and climbing roses.

Enjoy the traditional cottage gardens at Pear Tree Cottage, Elm Tree Cottage, and ‘The Cottage’.

Elm Tree Farm has an extensive three-acre garden comprising herbaceous borders, a kitchen garden and a woodland wildlife garden.

The Barn Chalico Farm is new garden in keeping with the Arts and Crafts style. The beds have been raised for ease of maintenance with easy access pathways throughout.

Rose Cottage has large areas laid to lawn surrounded by mixed shrub and rose borders and several broad-leaved, coniferous and fruit trees. Small areas provide a garden vegetable plot and poultry run.

The Elms, new for 2024, is a new home with a country cottage garden theme given a modern twist. Comprising a front garden with mature trees, shrubs and perennials, a courtyard with planted beds and sunny aspect, and a rear garden with hard and soft landscaping areas, mature fruit trees, and flower beds.

There will be refreshments available from The Old Schoolroom next to the church and food available all day at The Elm Tree Inn.

Admission to the gardens is just £6.00 to see them all, children visit for free, and dogs on leads are welcome too.

A really lovely afternoon, and remember your admission fee supports the National Garden Scheme whose beneficiaries include Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support and Parkinson’s UK. You can find out more about the gardens and the charities supported by the scheme at www.ngs.org.uk.