The Lady Bay Open Gardens’ weekend will be formally opened by BBC Radio Nottingham’s gardening expert and Horticultural lecturer Stuart Dixon and The Mayor of Rushcliffe Councillor Christine Jeffreys at 131 Holme Road on Saturday 6 July at 1pm. This will be followed by a performance by the Black Peacock Belly Dancers.
This popular two-day garden event takes place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2019 between 1 and 5pm each day. There will be 16 beautiful and varied gardens open to the public alongside entertainment, activities for children including a treasure hunt plus cake and plant stalls. Visitors are asked to look out for the special ‘Open Garden’ signs outside each participating property kindly provided by Rex Gooding Estate Agents.
The events Chair Tony Papkiewicz said, “This year is looking to be as fantastic as ever. I’d like to say a special thank you to the garden owners taking part and all the entertainers giving their time voluntarily as well as our event supporters Holy Calzone on Trent Boulevard, local Estate Agent Rex Gooding and Cockburn Lucas 4 Women ( CL4Women) financial planners.”
The volunteer organisers are aiming to build on the amazing success of previous years and raise even more money for charities and other local good causes. Proceeds go to the Lady Bay Community Fund as well as various charities nominated by garden owners.
Free parking is available at the Nottingham Rugby Club, The Poppy and Pint and The Lady Bay Pub.
To keep up to date with the latest information visit
Open Gardens Confirmed:
Visitors can start and buy a programme ticket from any participating garden which includes:
8 Adbolton Grove (SUNDAY ONLY)
82 Gertrude Road
6 Holme Road
68 Holme Road
131 Holme Road
110 Julian Road (SUNDAY ONLY)
1 Pierrepont Road
28 Pierrepont Road
134 Rutland Road, preschool (SUNDAY ONLY)
195 Rutland Road
196 Rutland Road
224 Rutland Road
260 Rutland Road
67 Seymour Road (SUNDAY ONLY)
86 Seymour Road
69-71 Trent Boulevard
Lady Bay Open Gardens Entertainment Schedule:
SATURDAY 6 JULY:
- 131 Holme Road – Formal event opening by BBC’s Radio Nottingham gardening expert Stuart Dixon at 1pm
- 131 Holme Road – Performance by the Black Peacock Belly Dancers at 2.30pm. The dancers will also be performing at various gardens through the afternoon.
- 131 Holme Road – Clock Workshop and wine tasting all day
- 1 Pierrepont Road – Music and refreshments sold in aid of the charity Shelter
- Scout Hall – Cakes, savouries, teas & coffees plus craft stalls. Lessons from the Urban Worm with information about how to convert your food waste into black gold (compost!).
SUNDAY 7 JULY:
- 119a Holme Road – Lady Bay Blooms Posy Flower Stall with proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Society
- 1 Julian Road, Leonard Cheshire Disability – Tea and Cakes stall. Plants and silk flower stall.
- 110 Julian Road – Treasure hunt and crafts plus refreshments with proceeds to Radcliffe RSPCA Shelte
- 131 Holme Road – Performances by The Strawberry Jammers
- 134 Rutland Road – Fun children activities, arts and crafts and a bouncy castle! Refreshments with proceeds to Lady Bay Pre-School
- 224 Rutland Road – Performance by The Trent Navigation Shanty Crew in the afternoon
- 105 Trent Boulevard, Holy Calzone – performance by the Maids of Clifton Clog dancers at 2.30pm
- The Lady Bay Pub – West Bridgford Liberty Singers 2.30-3.00pm
- The Poppy & Pint – performance by the Maids of Clifton Clog dancers at 3.30pm
- The Poppy & Pint – West Bridgford Liberty Singers 4-4.30pm