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September Open Gardens & The Great British Garden Party

Here are the gardens you can visit in September & October...
 |  Katie Hogg  |  More Home & Garden

There are still gardens to visit in September and October. 


Four lovely Nottinghamshire gardens are open, together with gardens ‘open by arrangement’ where visitors can arrange a mutually convenient date to visit a garden and experience a more personalised visit, please see for more details of ‘by arrangement’ gardens.  Also in September, the National Garden Scheme launches ‘The Great British Garden Party’. The President of the National Garden Scheme, Dame Mary Berry announced the Garden Party fund raising earlier this year, and joining the Great British Garden Party could not be simpler; sign up on our website to register your interest, party and there you will find information and materials to help you on your way. 

Whether you choose to host an alfresco lunch, an afternoon tea party, or plant sale in your front garden, everyone can join in and help raise funds for the frontline nursing and health charities that are at the heart of the National Garden Scheme.

12 Sep. 
Broadlea, North Green, East Drayton, Retford. DN22 0LF.
2–5 pm.

This one acre garden offers interest throughout the year and is a haven for wildlife. There is plenty to see, including a woodland walk, large wildlife pond, kitchen garden together with wild bank and dyke, contrasting with formal vistas. Partial wheelchair access. Dog friendly, plants for sale, refreshments.


Oak Barn Exotic Garden, East Markham, Newark. NG22 0SA. 

On entering the oak lych-style gate, you will be met with the unexpected dense canopy of greenery and tropical foliage. Gravel paths wind under towering palms and bananas which are underplanted with cannas and gingers. On the lowest levels houseplants are bedded out from the large greenhouse to join the summer displays. They surround the Jungle Hut and new raised walkway. Parking, plants for sale, refreshments. 


Riseholme, 125 Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent. NG12 1AZ. 

Imaginative and inspirational is how the garden has been described by visitors. A huge variety of perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees combined with an eye for colour and design.

Jungle area with exotic lush planting contrasts with tender perennials, particularly salvias thriving in raised beds and in gravel garden with stream. Unique and interesting objects complement planting. Gravel drive and paths. Parking, dog friendly, plants for sale,



3 Oct.
Norwell Nurseries, Woodhouse Road, Norwell. NG23 6JX. 

Jewel box of over 2,500 different beautiful and unusual plants, sumptuously set out in a one acre plantsman’s garden. Featuring UK’s largest collection of hardy chrysanthemums.

Nationally renowned nursery open with over 1,000 different, rare plants for sale. Some wheelchair access, parking, plants for sale, refreshments.

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