Gardens to Visit in Nottinghamshire

Clumber Park

Bridge at Clumber Park by Dave Hostad (CC0)

Extensive landscaped park, initially designed and planted by 9th Earl of Lincoln. The grounds contain a large lake with serpentine walks and graceful bridges, plus areas of woodland, grassland and heath. The four acre walled garden hosts a 360ft (110m) long double herbaceous border, as well as fruit trees, kitchen gardens and a herb plot. Run by the National Trust.

Facilities: parking, restaurant, shop, plant sales
Open: daily (except 19 Aug & Xmas)
Address: Clumber Park, Worksop S80 3AZ
Tel: 01909 476592
Web: nationaltrust.org.uk

Newstead Abbey

Water Gardens © Seasonal Gardening

Ancient Abbey transformed into a family home in the 1540s by the Byron family. The extensive and beautifully landscaped grounds contain large lakes, waterfalls and ponds. Humpbacked bridges and stepping stones lead across streams lined with
rhododendrons, azaleas, low growing conifers and acers. Noted for its Spanish and Japanese gardens.

Facilities: parking, café
Open: all year, daily (exc. Xmas)
Address: Newstead Abbey Park NG15 8NA
Tel: 01623 455900
Web: newsteadabbey.org.uk

Felley Priory

Bluebell walk in the woods (GSP)

Many rare and old fashioned plants thrive in the grounds of this historic property, even though the current gardens were only established in 1976. Good interest all year, with herbaceous borders, pergolas, a knot garden, scented garden, formal topiary and rose filled walled garden. The small orchard and arboretum is carpeted with daffodils in spring.

Facilities: tea room, nursery
Open: all year
Address: Underwood, Nottingham NG16 SHJ
Tel: 01773 810230
Web: felleypriory.co.uk


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