The 2021 season launch of new and returning gardens to the National Garden Scheme portfolio signals hope for a much-missed summer of garden visiting.
National Garden Scheme Ambassador, Rachel de Thame said: “Gardens, gardening and being in a garden helps us get through some of the most challenging of life’s experiences. With 3,600 gardens registered to open in 2021 (subject to Covid restrictions*) the National Garden Scheme is once again at the heart of providing wonderful garden experiences for thousands of people.”
Picking out some of the season’s highlights Chief Executive George Plumptre said: “We were delighted that our gardens registered to open in 2021 in their usual numbers so have a total comparable to recent years. Even though the first few weeks are going to be challenging we look forward to welcoming visitors to the gardens later in the year. We have a particularly exciting portfolio of new gardens opening for the very first time, some 650 in all as well as more than 350 gardens returning to open after a gap of many years. These gardens illustrate the range and diversity that is now such a hallmark of the National Garden Scheme which we are focused on expanding in the coming years.”
The Garden Visitor’s Handbook 2021, which lists all the gardens opening across England and Wales is now published and available to order online at: ngs.org.uk
For more information please visit: www.ngs.org.uk
17 April, 10am-6pm
New garden, Oasis Community Gardens
2a Longfellow Drive, Kilton Estate. Worksop. S81 0DE
Transformed from field to an award winning garden and managed by volunteers, the gardens boast over 30 project areas, several garden enterprises and hosts community events. Special feature is the first liquorice garden in Worksop for 100 years and ‘flowers for life’ project, growing and selling cut flowers and floristry.
18 April, 10am-4pm
Underwood, Nottinghamshire. NG16 5FJ.
A firm favorite with garden visitors, this is a garden for all seasons, in April features an Orchard Walk planted with extremely rare daffodils and masses of spring flowering bulbs; a bluebell woodland walk all set amongst rolling Nottinghamshire countryside. Regional finalist of the English Garden’s Nation’s Favourite Gardens 2019.
24 & 25 April, 11am-4.30pm
Gonalston Lane, Hoveringham. NG14 7JH.
Charming countryside garden which in April has displays of Daffodils, Hyacinths and Tulips along with erythroniums, brunneras and primulas, set amongst a backdrop of established trees, shrubs and shady paths. Large vegetable/fruit gardens with orchard/meadow completes the picture. Plants for sale, refreshments.
25 April, 10am-4pm
New garden. 1 Highfield Road
Nuthall, Nottingham. NG16 1BQ.
This gardens has masses of variety, with spring flowering shrubs, azaleas, bulbs and alpines. Large heuchera collection gives colour all year. Patio with many pots and troughs. Greenhouses with plants grown hydroponically together with vegetable plot. Plants for sale and refreshments.
25 April, 10am-4pm
South Street, Normanton on Trent. NG23 6RQ.
3 acre garden with mature oak, lime, beech and yew and recently planted trees. Vegetable area. New plantings of bulbs, rhododendrons and a camellia walk sit within this lovely country garden. Recently established parkland. Plants for sale and refreshments.