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Ben Harriott, Mill Allotments Exhibition: 1–24 Nov 2018 Open Evening: Wed 7 Nov, 4–7pm

posted 6 Nov 2018, 00:06 by Erica Thomson


Join us for an exhibition of photographs and audio recordings from Mill Allotments in Radford. Over the summer, photographer Ben Harriott has worked with the Mill Allotment Holders Association to capture gardeners memories and experiences, some of whom have been working this patch of land for over 50 years . This is the first stage of a collaboration with Mill Allotments, documenting allotments and the impact they have on local communities – at a time when city allotment rents are set to rise steeply, and there’s a shift in the culture of urban growing.

Open Evening: Wednesday 7 November, 4–7pm 
Join the gardeners for a celebratory drink and seasonal snacks and find out more about local allotments.

Thanks to the Mill Allotment Holders Association and all of the gardeners who’ve been involved in the project.

This project is part of the Making Place: Food & Growing season. Our autumn season focuses on food and growing, looking at the connections between local food production, food justice, sustainability and global politics – through shared meals, a book launch, and a project with a local allotment association.


End of season Plant Sale - our final All Day Sale of 2018 Sun 7th Oct

posted 2 Oct 2018, 01:06 by Erica Thomson

Visit us at the Botanic Garden, Wollaton Hall on Sunday 7th October 10am to 4pm, free entry, wheelchair accessible and dogs welcome.
Our Garden is full of late colour and we still have plenty hardy plants for sale grown by members as well as those grown in the Garden. Many bargains! Last chance for limited free tickets for our October meeting. 



Felley Priory Plant Fair 7 October

posted 1 Oct 2018, 05:32 by Barbara Riley

Plant Heritage host the last of their four annual plant fairs this coming Sunday, 7 October, between 11am and 4pm.  Felley Priory is at Underwood, Nottinghamshire, and is on the A608 about half a mile west of junction 27 of the M1.  Entrance £5 for adults, no charge for children.  Sorry, but there is no admittance for dogs.  For more information telephone 07763 189771

NGS GARDEN OPEN on SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER - TIME 12 md to 5 pm

posted 28 Aug 2018, 23:15 by Erica Thomson

SPRING BANK HOUSE,
84, KIRKBY ROAD,
SUTTON IN ASHFIELD,
NOTTINGHAM,
NG17 1GH

ADMISSION £3 Children free 
Not suitable for wheelchairs 
HOMEMADE TEAS

HONEY FOR SALE

PLANT STALL - Our member, Mary Thomas of Piecemeal Plants, will be selling plants from her Nursery. 
Several members of our Group will be helping with refreshments and in the garden, so you will see some familiar faces.

Visitors are amazed to find this wonderful hidden garden, full of unusual plants, shrubs and trees, large pond and water feature, smaller wildlife pond, unusual summerhouse, paths meander around revealing new vistas and ornaments. Plenty of seating areas to sit, absorb and relax. A short flight of steps with handrails leads down on to the garden which is mostly level. 
Beehives are in the garden but they are very calm colonies and the Beekeeper is usually on hand to answer any queries. 
See photos of the Garden in June here

Kirkby Road is busy, buses pass the property, residents park their cars on the road. Look out for yellow NGS signs and our bunting. 
Some parking on Kirkby Road or side streets. Passengers can be dropped off outside the property and drivers can pull up to collect passengers on leaving.

Buses depart Victoria bus station and a stop is located about 50yds from the house on Kirkby Road, please check with the bus station timetables and office as some buses are more direct than others which travel all around the villages. 

Directions: Take A38 to Sutton in Ashfield, turn onto Station Road, after passing a retail area turn Left onto High Pavement and continue to a mini roundabout, go straight on to Kirkby Road, Spring Bank House is on the right.  

Please pass on this information to your friends.
We hope to see you there.

Open Garden Sutton-on-Trent Sun 26th Aug

posted 21 Aug 2018, 07:46 by Erica Thomson

HPS Nottingham members Sue & Graham Goodwin-King are opening their garden this Sunday 26th August from 1pm to 5pm for the NGS. Admission £3.50 for adults. 
Mature ½ acre garden on the site of a Victorian flower nursery, now a series of well planted areas each with its own character. Exotics courtyard with late summer colour. Iron balcony overlooking the pond and oriental style gravel garden. Black and white garden. Walled potager. Fernery and hidden courtyard. Lawns, borders and charming sitting places.

In 2016, whilst making the exotic garden, a large capped-off well was discovered, which has been restored and made into a lovely feature. Surprisingly, it has blended in well with the cannas, gingers and bananas.
Easy access on level ground; wheelchairs can get to all areas. Well-behaved dogs welcomed.
Home-made teas.
The Poplars, 60 High Street, Sutton-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire    NG23 6QA

French Rivers and Gardens Cruise with garden writer and broadcaster Tony Russell

posted 8 Aug 2018, 14:34 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 8 Aug 2018, 14:34 ]

Members will remember Tony Russell who gave a fascinating talk to our Group in March this year. He has sent us information attached below about a Cruise which you may be interested in. September 2019

Photos of recent NGS Garden Opening

posted 13 Jul 2018, 13:32 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 14 Jul 2018, 00:46 ]

A small group of our members helped out at the Garden Opening for NGS at Peter Robinson's amazing Garden on 17th June. You can see a selection of Nigel King's photos here.
His garden in Sutton in Ashfield will be open again for the NGS on 2nd September, so hope to see you there!

"Open Garden Evening" at The Botanic Garden, Wollaton Hall NG8 2AE, Friday 1st June

posted 27 May 2018, 14:48 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 27 May 2018, 14:48 ]

Sunday opening
The Garden will be open from 6.00pm until 8.00pm and we will serve complimentary wine, soft drinks and nibbles. You will be able to have a leisurely wander around our garden in the company of your fellow hardy plant enthusiasts. We hope to also welcome members friends and families, other gardening groups and anyone interested in joining us for a celebration of plants and gardening. Please pass on this information to anyone you think will be interested.

Plants grown in the Garden and donated by members will be for sale and you can also stock up on our lovely range of greetings cards.  The proceeds of these popular sales go towards maintaining the Garden and supporting our Winter Programme of talks.

You'll find the Garden hidden away behind the Coaching Courtyard on the Hall side of the buildings. The main gates into the Garden are tucked into the corner adjoining the Coaching/Stable block on the Hall side. An even more hidden doorway can be entered underneath the “veranda” in the outer courtyard. It is possible to drive into the outer courtyard to drop off anyone in your party with mobility issues. 

There is no charge for this event but you will need to pay for parking and the attendants are very diligent. Don’t get caught out! 
We look forward to seeing you there.

Do come and join us - and please bring a friend!

"Tiny Planet" 360° view of the Botanic Garden

posted 26 Apr 2016, 15:16 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 26 Apr 2016, 15:17 ]

An unusual view of our Garden at Wollaton Hall.

Video from Annual Lecture Day and AGM

posted 11 Apr 2015, 02:20 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 11 Apr 2015, 02:20 ]

See a 90 second video with clips from the day here

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