East & South Notts and Nottingham

The National Gardens Scheme -NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

The National Gardens Scheme -NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Gardens Open  April

The gardening season is well on its way and again Nottinghamshire has some wonderful gardens to visit.

Since 1927 The National Garden Scheme has raised more than £45 million for nursing and caring charities.

Garden owners work tirelessly to create beautiful, inspirational gardens for us to visit.

Why not start the season by visiting:


Sunday April 9th Capability Barn ,Gonalston lane,Hoveringham,NG14 7JH-  12.30-4.30pm Admission £3.50 children free.

In early spring see brilliant displays of daffodils, tulips and hyacinths. Fritillarias star in the wildflower meadow. May invites rhododendrons, azaleas and wisteria flowers and orchard apple blossom. Herbaceous borders are filled with lots of spring beauties .

Homemade Teas.


Sunday April 16th Felley Priory, Underwood, NG16 5FJ –   10am-4pm Admission £5. Children free.

Garden for all seasons with yew hedges and topiary, snowdrops, hellebores, herbaceous borders and rose garden. There are pergolas, a white garden, small arboretum and borders filled with unusual trees, shrubs, plants and bulbs. The grass edged pond is planted with primulas, bamboo, iris, roses and eucomis and a Bluebell woodland walk.  Home made Teas.


Visitors to the gardens will also have the benefit of knowing that their entrance fee is supporting wonderful causes; the NGS currently donates over £2.6 million annually to its nursing and caring beneficiary charities, which include Marie Curie and Parkinson’s UK.


Details of all NGS gardens opening for the can be found on the NGS website: www.ngs.org.uk