The 2021 Garden Trail

Gardens Galore!


We are pleased this year to once again welcome you to join our Beeston and Chilwell Garden Trail. Last year we had an online virtual tour of our gardens but on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June, (1.00 - 6.00pm) come and see for yourself our 18 lovely gardens, including three new ones. 

Following the current Covid-19 guidelines, we have a limited number of ONE DAY tickets for the Trail (choose Saturday OR Sunday), adults £4.00 each (accompanied children are free). 

Tickets can only be purchased on the day and from one of the following 5 gardens:
  • Middle Street Resource Centre, NG9 2AR
  • Canalside Heritage Centre, NG9 1LZ
  • 60 Audon Avenue, NG9 4AW
  • 102 Cator Lane, NG9 4BB
  • 6 Hope Street, NG9 1DR
  
This event is running in accordance with current government guidelines, face coverings (except for those medically exempt) may be required when in close proximity to others.

All monies raised will go to a variety of charities including local ones, details are shown below.


Beeston & Chilwell Garden Trail Team

Open Gardens




Find us on the Open Gardens National Directory.




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Map of the 2021 Trail



Printable copy of the map


The gardens who are taking part in the 2021 trail:

A - 91 Marlborough Road, Beeston, NG9 2HL

Refreshments: No
Other sales: Plants
Wheelchair access: Partly accessible
Chosen charity: Toilet Twinning
Description: A plantlover's garden managed organically on a 1920s suburban plot. The garden includes mature shrubs, wildlife pond, fruit trees and vegetable area.


 

B - Middle Street Resource Centre, Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 2AR - BUY YOUR DAY TICKET HERE


Refreshments: Yes
Other sales: Plants & crafts
Toilet: Yes, fully accessible to wheelchair users
Wheelchair access: Fully accessible
Parking: Car park at centre on a first come first served basis but very accessible to bus and tram stops.
Chosen charity: Beeston Community Resource CIO
Description: Community Garden in the centre of Beeston. It is at Middle Street Resource Centre, with a surprisingly large garden in the back and side of the building. We have a wide range of plants and trees, a pond and water features. The garden helps our community café with fruit and veg through the year as well as propagating a wide range of plants for sale. The garden is run and maintained by a fantastic group of volunteers.

C - 2 Manor Avenue, Beeston, NG9 1HS


Refreshments: Yes
Other sales: Plants
Wheelchair access: Partly accessible 
Parking:  Please park on Dovecote Lane (unless disabled, then on our drive)
Chosen charity: Broxtowe Women's Project
Description: A garden with a  wildlife pond which  seems to compliment our more haphazard   approach to  ‘design’ and growing  of plants.  We have several mature trees and  others yet to mature.  We  have a swing that all ages can enjoy.    There is  space for  growing fruit and vegetables and a section for bee-hives that are owned and tended by the B-Man John.  We love our garden and are very happy to share it. 

D - 3 Station Villas, Beeston, NG9 1JH


Refreshments: No
Other sales: Cake stall & plants
Toilet: Yes but not accessible for wheelchair users
Wheelchair access: Fully accessible 
Description: 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 plus a wildlife pond.

E - Canalside Heritage Centre, Canal Side, Beeston, NG9 1LZ - BUY YOUR DAY TICKET HERE


Refreshments: Yes
Other sales: Gift shop, tearoom, plant stall, 
Toilet: Yes, fully accessible to wheelchair users
Wheelchair access: Fully accessible
Parking: No on site parking, various street parking available around the site
Chosen charity: Canalside Heritage Centre
Description: The Canalside Heritage Centre is a vibrant hub for visitors to enjoy and explore, with an enticing tearoom, welcoming gift shop and interpretation centre. Our garden is a tranquil space maintained by the community with fantastic views across the River Trent. The garden at the Canalside Heritage Centre is a biodiverse, healthy and productive garden, maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers and one which is brimming with many different types of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, trees and shrubs that provide the ingredients for the many tasty cakes and soups on offer in the tea room. The garden is also designed to encourage a much greater variety of insects and wildlife and we have a beautiful Apiary providing us with yummy homegrown honey and beeswax throughout the year.

F - 66 Audon Avenue, Chilwell, NG9 4AW


Refreshments: No
Other sales: Plant sale
Wheelchair access:   Partly accessible      
Chosen charity: The Studio, Padge Road
Description: A long narrow garden including a large patio with raised bed and inset flower bed with a mature spreading acer. The garden area is set out in 3 different parts including a small rockery, flower bed with plants to attract bees and butterflies, heather bed, and herbaceous border. There is a fruit and nursery bed area at the end of the garden. 


G - 60 Audon Avenue, Chilwell, NG9 4AW - BUY YOUR DAY TICKET HERE


Refreshments: No
Wheelchair access: Partly accessible
Chosen charity: Bees Abroad
Description: We garden with wildlife in mind and while no longer keeping honeybees in our garden, there are plenty of opportunities for wildlife to visit or live. Last year we saw a variety of birds, foxes, wood mice, hedgehogs and very occasionally a badger! Planting provides year-round flowering for pollinators including bumble bees, butterflies, honeybees, hoverflies and solitary bees. We have themed borders, dry shade planting, wildlife pond, bug hotels, fruit and vegetable beds, and several sheds, one with a sedum roof and a ‘beach shed’.

H - 10 Audon Avenue, Chilwell, NG9 4AW


Refreshments: Fizzy & cake, tea & coffee
Special entertainment: Forties music & dancing
Wheelchair access: Partly accessible
Family activities: Children’s sweet stall & Children’s dressing up
Chosen charity: Forever Stars
Description: Medium sized garden, traditionally planted.

J - 186 High Road, Chilwell, NG9 5BB


Refreshments: No
Other sales: Plants
Wheelchair access: Not accessible  
Chosen charity: Ark Advice Centre, Nottingham
Description: An eclectic garden which has evolved over the years around three sides of the house.  Cottage garden feel with an informal mixture of flowers, some fruit and a small vegetable plot with raised beds.  There is a greenhouse for growing plants from seed and growing on tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers etc.  An attack of honey fungus culminating in 2018 has destroyed a number of trees and I am taking advantage of the new space to grow more herbaceous plants before risking planting trees again. 

K - 17 Inham Road, Chilwell, NG9 4FL


Refreshments: No
Toilet: Yes but not accessible for wheelchair users
Wheelchair access: Not accessible
Parking: Please make sure to avoid parking at the bus stop
Chosen charity: Cancer Research UK
Description: Several garden rooms, providing lots of interest. A pond is being established, and there are several new raised beds. Much use of recycled materials.

L - Red House, 102 Cator Lane, Chilwell, NG9 4BB - BUY YOUR DAY TICKET HERE


Refreshments: Yes
Other sales: Jewellery. Pot Plants. Pottery.
Wheelchair access: Partly accessible
Chosen charity: Operation Orphan
Description: The Red House is one of the historic buildings of Chilwell, built as a farmhouse for part of the Charlton estate in 1850 and extended by Watson Fothergill in 1890. The garden is arranged in ‘rooms’ around the house, and has a wonderful selection of mature trees, shrubs and flowers alongside many new additions, including a restored kitchen garden, a knot garden and a mature rose garden. We even have our own well! 

M - Grove Avenue Allotments, Grove Avenue, Beeston, NG9 4DX - Open on Sunday only


Refreshments: Yes
Other sales: Plants
Wheelchair access: Partly accessible
Parking: Parking available at the Grove Avenue entrance
Chosen charity: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Description: A large and popular allotment site demonstrating a wide range of approaches to cultivation, including organic, permaculture and forest gardening. 

N - Queenswood Methodist Home, Cliffgrove Avenue, Chilwell, NG9 4DP - Open on Saturday only


Refreshments: Yes
Other sales: Plants & crafts
Toilet: Yes, fully accessible to wheelchair users
Wheelchair access: Fully accessible 
Parking: Visitors car park at the front
Chosen charity: MHA Queenswood, Residential Care Home
Description: Residential care home garden located in a quiet neighbourhood. We have a wide selection of plants, several sitting areas, green house and a summer house. 

P - 30 Highgrove, Chilwell, NG9 4DN

Other sales: Plants
Refreshments: No
Other sales: Handmade bags and crafts
Wheelchair access: Partly accessible
Chosen charity: Macmillan Nurses
Description: A plant collectors garden with year round colour and interest. Features include, a large white Wisteria, two ponds and a rill, native and unusual trees. Gardening with wildlife in mind.
 

Q - 24 Cumberland Avenue, Beeston, NG9 4DH


Refreshments: Yes
Other sales: Seeds and plants
Wheelchair access: Partly accessible
Chosen charity: Emmanuel House Support Centre, Nottingham
Description: I have been renovating my garden since 2018 into a wildlife friendly and enjoyable outdoor space, focusing on perennials, mixing edible and visual plants, being chemical-free and sustainable. There are six distinct areas: A wildflower meadow, a stumpery/fernery, an outdoor room with raised fishpond, a mixed South-facing bed, a rose arch and wildlife pond. All interspersed with art and sculptures; If you look closely enough you may see some fairies and even find a dragon’s nest with hatchling.

R - 6 Hope Street, Beeston, NG9 1DR - BUY YOUR DAY TICKET HERE


Refreshments: No
Other sales: Plants, troughs & crafts
Wheelchair access: Partly accessible 
Chosen charity: Cystic Fibrosis
Description: A garden tightly packed with a wide variety of plants.   Alpines, bulbs, perennials, ferns, shrubs, trees, pond and water plants, succulents, grasses, orchids and carnivorous plants.   A subtropical greenhouse and alpine frames.    The garden is designed with the idea of providing colour for every day of the year in the form of flowers and foliage.    Wild life is encouraged particularly birds and hedgehogs.

S - 18 Louis Avenue, Beeston, NG9 1DX


Refreshments: No
Wheelcahir access: Partly accessible
Chosen charity: Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance
Description: Good selection of trees and bushes including a number of fruits, roses and other flowers in season. There are sections relating to Japan, including a pond with gold fish, a number of which have been born in it. A garden railway (0 gauge) will be in operation weather permitting with some local buildings depicted in the scenic section. There are seats where you can just sit and contemplate including a Japanese style summer house. 

T - 41 Imperial Road, Beeston, NG9 1FN


Refreshments: No
Other sales: Plants, hedgehog food, craft kits, insect and hedgehog houses
Wheelchair access: Not accessible
Chosen charity: Hedgepigs
Description: We encourage all wildlife into our garden, from insects, birds, mice, squirrels, and of course Hedgehogs. 
How? With hidden logpiles, hedgehog houses, insect hotels, bird and mammal feeding stations, and a variety of plants and flowers, some of which you might not expect in a small garden. 
Oh and did I mention, we have a hedgehog hospital. 
Come and see where we rehabilitate these gardeners helpers, and discover how you can help one of Britain’s most loved endangered species.

U - 6 Devonshire Avenue, Beeston, NG9 1BS


Refreshments: No
Other sales: Artwork
Wheelchair access: Fully accessible
Parking: Street parking limited to 1 hour on Saturdays
Chosen charity: New Beginnings Art Group
Description: A cottage style garden with colourful herbaceous borders, opening for the first time. We have created some different spaces for the family through the use of hard landscaping.