The 2019 Garden Trail

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Recycling theme for Garden Trail 2019

Beeston and Chilwell Garden Trail is being held on the weekend of 8th and 9th June this year.  Following last years special celebration of 21 years we are continuing to develop with new ideas and new gardens.  We have an excellent range of local gardens open from 1pm to 5pm each day.  There are 17 gardens open this year, some of which open every year, some back after a break and some new ones.  There are big ones and smaller ones, formal and informal, so lots of places to get inspired.  Some have activities for children, plant sales, teas or entertainment.  This year we have a theme of Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and hope that gardeners will share their ideas on how they manage this in their gardens.  We also plan to link up with Greening Beeston.   
The price remains at £4.00 which gives entry to all the gardens on both days.  Children are free.


Open Gardens




Find us on the Open Gardens National Directory.



Beeston & Chilwell Garden Trail Team

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Gardens open in 2019

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

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R = Refreshments     = Plant Sale      = Toilet Facilities   C = Craft Sales


Map featuring gardens open in 2019


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Charities benefiting from money raised by ticket sales, plant sales, etc. in 2019 are:
Canal Heritage Centre - Beeston Dementia Friends - Broxtowe Women's Project - Oxfam - Hope Nottingham - Cystic Fibrosis - Bees Abroad - Beeston Community Resource - Citizens Advice Bureau - MHA - Broxtowe Refugee and Asylum Seeker's Welfare Fund - Toilet Twinning - Cancer Research and MS - Forever Stars - Newman Trust - Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

The gardens in more detail

A   16 Devonshire Avenue, NG9 1BS
We are reaping the rewards of years of development effort, and enjoying the garden throughout the year.  We welcome visitors to share its summer glories, especially the mature lawns, flowering beds and sculptured artefacts.
Attractions:  Cream teas, children’s activities, Entertainment by Goose McCoy, Sunday, 4pm.   
Access: Mostly accessible. 
Note: ample free parking on the street and [on Saturday only] in the Devonshire Avenue Car Park.
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. B   Canalside Heritage Centre, NG9 1LZ
Find out more about our plans, how the garden is developing, and meet our garden designer. 
Attractions: Lunches and teas. Plant sales. Toilet available. 
Access: Fully accessible. 
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. C   3 Station Villas, 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, plant sales. Toilet available. 
Access: Fully accessible.
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. D   Middle Street Resource Centre, NG9 2AR
The garden at Middle Street Resource Centre is a quiet oasis in the centre of Beeston. It is run and maintained by a  group of volunteers who look after a large polytunnel which produces fruit and veg for the community cafe and sale to the local population. We also have a wildlife area and secluded pond that attracts a wide and varied insects, birds and other animals. The garden also has a wide and varied range of trees, flowers and shrubs. There will also be a stall run by Greening Beeston, highlighting practical ideas for recycling.
Attractions: Plant and craft sales. Refreshments from the café. Musical entertainment throughout the afternoon. Toilets available. Access: Fully accessible
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. E   91 Marlborough Road, NG9 2HL
A plantlover's garden managed organically on a 1920s suburban plot. The garden includes mature shrubs, wildlife pond, fruit trees and vegetable area.
Attractions: Plant sales. 
Access: Only partly accessible due to narrow paths.
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F 21A Grasmere Road, 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!  
Attractions: Refreshments. 
Access: Not accessible
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G   18 Louis Avenue, NG9 1DX
There are plenty of different shades & colours 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. 
Attractions: Model railway in garden. 
Access: Not accessible
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H   6 Hope Street, 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. 
Access: Not accessible
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I   33 Park Road, NG9 4DA
Medium sized suburban garden with perennial and herbaceous borders round a central lawn. Some more unusual plants and some vegetables in a raised bed.
Attractions: Refreshments available. 
Access: Not fully accessible. 
Note: Parking restrictions on part of road
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J   30 Highgrove Avenue, 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: Sale of plants, silk scarves and books made using fabric dyed with plants from our garden. 
Access: Not fully accessible.
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. K   Queenswood MHA, Cliffgrove Avenue, NG9 4DP - Saturday opening only
This is a care home and a garden has been created with elderly people in mind. 
Attractions: Refreshments for sale. Solo singer at 2pm. Toilets available. 
Access: Fully accessible
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. L - 17 Inham Road, NG9 4FL
Due to unforeseen circumstances this garden will NOT be open this year.
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. M   102 Cator Lane, 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. The garden has a number of different ‘rooms’, with two lawns and a wide variety of interesting plants.  
Attractions: Tea and cakes as last year, plant and craft sales. Demonstrating potter (Sat & Sun) and jewellery maker (Sun). Community choir, Sunday, 2pm and 3pm. Toilet available. 
Access: Mostly accessible.
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. N   2A Meadow Lane, 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 .
Access: Mostly accessible
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. O   10 Audon Avenue, NG9 4AW
Small to medium sized garden, designed and replanted from scratch two years ago.
Attractions: Fizzy, tea and cakes, sweetie shop. 40's theme - music , dancing, make do and mend shed and green house. 
Access: Not fully accessible
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. P   60 Audon Avenue, NG9 4AW
Our wildlife oriented ‘B’ garden has a wildlife pond, a bug hotel, log piles and several bee homes dotted around to encourage insects to nest. Many of the plants in the garden have been chosen to provide year-round nectar and pollen. There are themed borders, a stumpery with dry shade planting, raised beds for vegetables as well as several sheds including one with a sedum roof and a new summer/playhouse.
Attractions: Beekeeper, refreshments, activities for children including a “B-hunt”. 
Access: Not fully accessible
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. Q   66 Audon Avenue, NG9 4AW
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, wild flower bed, heather bed, and herbaceous border. 
Attractions: Plant sales. 
Access: Not fully accessible.
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. R   16 Lime Grove Avenue, NG9 4AR
Small private garden with lawn, shrubs, potted plants with a stumpery made from trees cut down to make way for tram. 
Attractions: Plant sales. 
Access: Not fully accessible