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Gardens in Southwell, Halam and Sutton-on-Trent will be open to the public under the National Garden Scheme

Garden in Southwell, Halam and Sutton-on-Trent will be open on Sunday as part of the National Garden Scheme.

Timed entry tickets need to be bought to visit Park Farm on Crink Lane, Southwell, The Old Vicarage at Halam, and 5a High Street in Sutton-on-Trent, which are all open on Sunday afternoon.

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors access to more than 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, raising money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake. Last year, it donated £3m.

Sutton-on-Trent garden (38902753)
Sutton-on-Trent garden (38902753)

Park Farm, which is open from 2pm to 5.30pm, is a three-acre garden with an extensive variety of trees, shrubs and perennials, many rare or unusual. It has long, colourful herbaceous borders, roses, woodland garden, alpine/scree garden and a large wildlife pond. There are views of Southwell Minster across a wildflower meadow and ha-ha.

Visitors may take picnics.

The plantsman's gardens at 5a High Street are open from 1pm to 5pm. Manicured lawns set off the plants, and there are tropical areas and herbaceous beds. Ponds run through the plot, leading to woodland walks and a fernery with more than 180 varieties. Topiary links all the different planting areas.

The garden at The Old Vicarage, Halam Hill, which is open from noon to 3pm, has been transformed from two acres of hillside pony paddocks into landscaped gardens featuring unusual plants and trees.

Timed tickets to visit any of the gardens should be booked at www.ngs.org.uk

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