The 2019 Garden Trail

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Beeston & Chilwell Garden Trail returns for 2019

Last year (2018) our numbers and money raised went up again, helped by a bumper number of gardens open and a beautiful weekend.  We had over 1000 adults come along with an increasing number of children.  There was a grand opening at Trent Vale Infants School with John Stirland from Radio Nottingham and Marion Wallwork who organised the first garden trail in 1997.  There were more activities for children at a lot of the gardens as well as the usual teas, entertainment and plant sales.

We made almost £4000 from ticket sales and in addition, another £4,197 from activities in the gardens. Each garden nominates it's own charity to be supported and the ticket money is divided between these. 
Many thanks to all who came and helped make it a fantastic weekend.  

The dates for the 2019 trail are June 8th and 9th - make a note in your diary now. 


Open Gardens




Find us on the Open Gardens National Directory.



Beeston & Chilwell Garden Trail Team

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Gardens open in 2019

Canalside Heritage Centre, NG9 1LZ  R P 
3 Station Villas, NG9 1JH -  R    
2A Meadow Ln, NG9 5AA
10 Audon Av, NG9 4AW
60 Audon Av, NG9 4AW
66 Audon Av, NG9 4AW
102 Cator Ln, NG9 4BB -  R P 
16 Lime Grove Av, NG9 4AR P 
33 Park Rd, NG9 4DA 
17 Inham Rd, NG9 4FL
30 Highgrove Av, NG9 4DN P 
Queenswood MHA, Cliffgrove Av, NG9 4DP - (Saturday only) R P 
6 Hope St, NG9 1DR P 
18 Louis Av, NG9 1DX
16 Devonshire Av, NG9 1BS   R 
91 Marlborough Rd, NG9 2HL
21a Grasmere Rd, NG9 3AQ R P 

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R = Refreshments     = Plant Sale      = Toilet Facilities
Map featuring gardens open in 2019


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Charities benefiting from money raised by ticket sales, plant sales, etc. in 2018 were:
Beeston Methodist Church Annual Charity - Bloodwise - Broxtowe Womens Project - Cystic Fibrosis - Hope Nottingham - Middle Street Centre - Music for Everyone - New Beginnings - Newman Holiday Trust - Nottingham City Hospital Cancer Research - Nottingham Hospitals Charity (Oncology MRI Fund) - Beeston Citizens Advice Bureau  - Tear Fund - Bees Abroad

The gardens in more detail



Canalside Heritage Centre, Beeston Rylands, NG9 1LZ
Find out more about our plans, how the garden is developing, and meet our garden designer. 
Attractions: Entertainment throughout the day from Bonnet and Belt Theatre Company with canal-themed songs, poetry and performances. Tea room. Plant sales on Sunday only.



3 Station Villas. Beeston NG9 1JH
Built in the late 1860s, there are large gardens to both the front and rear of the house. Trees dating from this time can be found in the gardens, which have large borders containing many flowers popular in Victorian gardens. There are well-established fruit trees and a herb garden, as well as salad crops growing in the greenhouse.
Attractions - cream teas and plant sales, toilet facilities available, Sunday: Harlequin singers, 3pm and 4pm







2A Meadow Lane, Chilwell NG9 5AA
A small, mostly walled, garden full of herbaceous perennials. Clematis and other climbers on the walls and a range of summer flowering phlox, plus autumn flowering hardy chrysanthemums and Michaelmas daisies.



102 Cator Lane, Chilwell, NG9 4BB
The Red House has historic interest, built as a square farmhouse in 1850 but extended in the arts and crafts style by Watson Fothergill in 1890. In the last five years we have made significant changes, removing laurel trees, restoring the historic kitchen garden, cutting back shrubs and rejuvenating the rose garden. The garden has a number of different ‘rooms’, with two lawns and a wide variety of interesting plants. 
Attractions: Pottery exhibition (with live potter!) in the old stables, cream teas & refreshments, plant & pottery sales. Sunday: Church Community Choir, 2pm. Note: Visitors can park on Cator Lane, though safer parking is in the nearby side roads Brookland Drive and Gwenbrook Road






16 Lime Grove Avenue, Chilwell NG9 4AR
Small private garden with lawn, shrubs, potted plants with a stumpery made from trees cut down to make way for tram. Disabled access to top patio only, but able to view garden from this site. 
Attractions: Refreshments, garden games, table tennis, boules & bowls, swing ball, darts; plant sales.







30 Highgrove Avenue, Chilwell, NG9 4DN
Plantsman's garden with year round colour and interest.Two ponds joined by small rill.  Small Secret/White Garden. Large white wisteria plus many climbing roses and clematis. 
Attractions: Cakes, plants & craft sales





Queenswood MHA, Cliffgrove Avenue, Chilwell, NG9 4DP
This is a care home and a garden has been created with elderly people in mind.
Attractions: Family activities. Refreshments, cake & plant sales. Saturday: Ukelele Band, 2pm & Sunday: MOCtet from The Major Oak Chorus, 2.30, 3.15 + 4pm





6 Hope Street, Beeston NG9 1DR
A garden filled with a wide variety of plants, including alpines, hostas, ferns, carnivorous plants, agapanthus, bulbs and shrubs.  Pond, troughs, pots and a greenhouse with many subtropical plants. 
Attractions: Plant & craft sales.




18 Louis Avenue, Chilwell NG9 1DX
There is plenty of green in the garden with plenty of different shades in the plants, shrubs and small trees, including a number of different fruits. There is a pond with goldfish, the younger fish being related to the original occupants. Patio areas and seating are available to relax. The most recent addition is a Japanese section following Kay’s visit to Japan.
Attractions - a 1:43 scale model railway runs round part of the garden and there is also an enclosed area containing the main station, shops and other buildings set in the 1930s, some of which are modelled on local buildings.





16 Devonshire AvenueBeeston NG9 1BS
We continue to develop our back garden and this year it will include new paths, patios and pergolas replacing tired trellises. 
Attractions: Cream teas, children’s activities, Goose McCoy, Saturday, 4pm.  Disabled access. Note: ample free parking on the street and [on Saturday only] in the Devonshire Avenue Car Park









21A Grasmere Road, Beeston NG9 3AQ
A small front garden with stoned beds and a variety of planting. A small/medium sized back garden with a variety of plants, and a tortoise! 
Unfortunately, access to the garden is very limited for anyone with a walking disability. There is a small step out of the carport on to the patio, and then 2 sets of 3 and 4 steps to the two levels of the garden. 
Attractions: Refreshments tea/coffee, scones and cakes. Plant sales.