Opening and Plant Sales

The Botanic Garden is closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19 virus.

Until we can open again, here are are few short video clips

When restrictions lifted slightly, we were able to invite our own members to visit the Garden by appointment only.

They enjoyed the Garden and had an opportunity to buy plants.

Here is a link to a photo album full of photos of available plants. (will be updated Spring 2021)

In May 2020, we began to garden again following guidelines in pairs. There were a lot of weeds which we have now dealt with. We have been taking lots of photos however, as the plants are looking great and some are flowering for the first time. Have a look at our May, June and July Albums on the Gallery Page.

Look on our Gallery page to see lots more photos from 2020 and right back to 2012

We hope to be able to open in 2021. We will post our opening date on our News page or you could 'like' us on Facebook where we will also post.

On other Sundays (except one) from Spring to Autumn the garden is open to the public between 2pm and 4pm.

Sorry - we were not open in 2020 due to Covid-19

Please note, the garden will not open on the Sunday of the day of the Robin Hood Half-Marathon.

Plants grown in the garden and donated by members are for sale from as little as £1.50 and are very popular with our visitors. The proceeds go towards maintaining the garden and supporting the Winter Programme of talks.

Volunteers Rota

Members volunteer on a rota basis to open the garden give advice and sell plants. To volunteer, contact us by checking the Sunday Rota and send us an email to or see Sandra at a meeting.

Don't worry if you haven't done this before, we will pair you up with someone who has, and it's good fun.

Plants read

The Bothy, where we pot up plants, store our gardening tools

and make our drinks when we are in the garden.

Although we will not be in our Sunday best, you may also call in (not in 2020) when we are open for our Friday morning working parties. Whenever you pay a visit, you will be most welcome. The Botanic Garden is a place where we learn from each other, so do talk to us

Photograph below taken by Robin Macey of the

Nottingham & Derby Hot Air Balloon Club in July 2016.

You can see the Botanic Garden in the top right of the photograph.