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Open Gardens 2016

Lady Bay, West Bridgford, near Nottingham
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2016
2.00pm to 6.00pm

This is the 25th Lady Bay Open Gardens with 25 gardens opening for visitors to see. The trail is mainly in a tree-lined Victorian setting bounded by the River Trent and Grantham Canal.

The trail includes entertainment, competitions, crafts, plant sales, live music, teas and cakes, fundraising for charities and groups plus lots of great entertainment for families to enjoy.

There will be other surprise attractions and information stands connected with gardening and the environment. Cake sales at various gardens, The Scouts will be serving refreshments in their HQ on Mona Road and Leonard Cheshire Disability will be serving Cream Teas at 1 Julian Road.

Proceeds to Lady Bay Community Fund, the New Scout Hut Building Fund, Leonard Cheshire Disability, and various charities nominated by garden owners.

Plant sales:

Plant sales at various gardens.

Cost:

£3.00 adults, accompanied children free.

How to get event passports:

Buy the yellow guide map on the day from any participating garden. There will also be a map at the Post Office and participating gardens will be identified by yellow balloons.

Approximately 25 gardens will be open, but the total may vary from day to day - please contact the organisers if you need exact numbers.

Further information:

Email: [email protected]

http://www.facebook.com/ladybayopengardens

Directions:

Lady Bay is off the A6011, close to Holme Pierrepont Water Sports Centre and approx half a mile from Trent Bridge, Nottingham Forest City Ground and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. The landlord of the Lady Bay pub on Trent Boulevard and the landlord of the Poppy and Pint pub on Pierrepont Road have both given permission to park in the pub car parks.

Location:

County: Nottinghamshire

Postcode for Sat Nav: NG2 5BE (please verify before travelling)

This is the 25th Lady Bay Open Gardens with 25 gardens opening for visitors to see. The trail is mainly in a tree-lined Victorian setting bounded by the River Trent and Grantham Canal.

The trail includes entertainment, competitions, crafts, plant sales, live music, teas and cakes, fundraising for charities and groups plus lots of great entertainment for families to enjoy.

There will be other surprise attractions and information stands connected with gardening and the environment. Cake sales at various gardens, The Scouts will be serving refreshments in their HQ on Mona Road and Leonard Cheshire Disability will be serving Cream Teas at 1 Julian Road.

Proceeds to Lady Bay Community Fund, the New Scout Hut Building Fund, Leonard Cheshire Disability, and various charities nominated by garden owners.

Plant sales:
Plant sales at various gardens.

Cost:
£3.00 adults, accompanied children free.

How to get event passports:
Buy the yellow guide map on the day from any participating garden. There will also be a map at the Post Office and participating gardens will be identified by yellow balloons.

Number of gardens:
Approximately 25 gardens will be open, but the total may vary from day to day - please contact the organisers if you need exact numbers.

Further information:
Email: [email protected]
http://www.facebook.com/ladybayopengardens

Directions:
Lady Bay is off the A6011, close to Holme Pierrepont Water Sports Centre and approx half a mile from Trent Bridge, Nottingham Forest City Ground and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. The landlord of the Lady Bay pub on Trent Boulevard and the landlord of the Poppy and Pint pub on Pierrepont Road have both given permission to park in the pub car parks.

Location:
County: Nottinghamshire
Postcode for Sat Nav: NG2 5BE (please verify before travelling)

Open Gardens 2015

A FEAST OF FLOWERS AND FAMILY FUN!
THE 24th LADY BAY OPEN GARDENS
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July 2015, 2pm – 6pm

The ever popular Lady Bay Open Gardens is now in its 24th year and will be taking place on the weekend of 4th and 5th July from 2pm to 6pm. If you've been before, you'll know what a great day out it is for all age groups. If you haven't, you're in for a real treat. The trail is in a very pleasant and mainly Victorian suburban setting between the Grantham Canal and the River Trent.  

A Feast Of Flowers

There will be at least 18 family gardens of all shapes and sizes to see over the 2 days, including 6 new ones, never before opened. And as well as a feast of flowers, you're likely to see small cottage gardens, vegetable plots, wildflower meadows, formal landscaped gardens and plenty of ponds and wildlife. There will also be plant sales and information on gardening and the environment. People love to look around to pinch people's ideas or just have a good nosey!

A Feast Of Family Fun

There will be plenty of entertainment with activities for kids, crafts and live music. The Community Choir, Belly Dancers and Kid's Zumba are already lined up for Saturday at various venues. On Sunday the Sea Shanties will be performing at 2.30 at the Lady Bay Pub and 4.30 at the Poppy and Pint. In addition, the Human Jukebox and home-made wine at 131 Holme Rd are always a great attraction.  

Refreshments

The Scout Hut on Mona Rd will be serving teas, cakes and other refreshments and Holme Lodge Cheshire Home will be serving cream teas at 1, Julian Rd. With two great pubs, cafes and other local amenities, it promises to be a great day out.

And All In A Good Cause

The money raised will be all be going to the Lady Bay Community Fund and various charities nominated by garden owners as well as fundraising for the New Scout Hut Building Fund and Cheshire Disability.

Access

Map Passports to cover all gardens are still just £2.50 for adults and free for accompanied children. They will be available at any of the participating gardens, which will be identified with yellow balloons. A map will also be displayed at the Post Office on Trent Boulevard.  

Fancy Opening Your Garden?

It's not too late to show off your garden but you'll have to get in fairly quickly before the programme is finalised. If you fancy joining in, contact Keith on [email protected]

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Websites 

                        http://www.ladybayfields.org.uk

                        http://www.opengardens.co.uk/open_gardens.php?id=1084

Access and Parking

Lady Bay is off the A6011, close to Holme Pierrepont Water Sports Centre, Trent Bridge, the Cricket Ground and Nottingham Forest. There will be permitted parking at both the Lady Bay and Poppy and Pint pubs as well as plenty of on-street unrestricted parking. Disabled access may be restricted at some properties, including any permitted toilet access. There are, however, toilets with disabled access at various commercial establishments in the area, such as the Scout Hut and the two pubs.

Location:
County: Nottinghamshire
Postcode for Sat Nav: NG2 5BE (please verify before travelling)
Find approximate location on GoogleMaps

Open Gardens 2014

DON’T MISS…THE 23rd LADY BAY OPEN GARDENS
21st and 22nd June 2014
2.00pm to 6.00pm

The 23rd Lady Bay Open Gardens weekend once again promises to be a fabulous family day out.  Set in the leafy Victorian suburb between the canal and the River Trent, there are 16 gorgeous gardens to see over the 2 days with 15 open on Saturday and 13 on Sunday including Cheshire Homes. Come along and get some ideas for your own garden or just enjoy a nosey around!

A Fabulous Family Day Out:
There will be children's activities, plant stalls, crafts plus teas, cakes and other refreshments at the Scout Hut and Cheshire Homes. There will also be entertainment with live music and dancing. Look out for the Human Jukebox at 131 Holme Rd. On Sunday there will be Drumming Workshops at the Lady Bay Pub and the Trent Navigation Sea Shanty Group will be performing as follows:

2.15 Scout Hut   3.15 Holme Lodge   4.15 Poppy & Pint   5.15 Cores

With two great pubs, cafes and other local amenities, it promises to be a fabulous family day out, with most of the proceeds going towards local charities and community projects.

Map Passports;
Map Passports to cover all gardens are £2.50 for adults and free for accompanied children. They will be available at any of the participating gardens, which will be identified with yellow balloons, including 30, Pierrepont Road. A map will also be displayed at the Post Office on Trent Boulevard.

Access and Parking:
There will be permitted parking at both the Lady Bay and Poppy and Pint pubs as well as plenty of on-street unrestricted parking. Disabled access may be restricted at some properties, including any permitted toilet access. There are, however, toilets with disabled access at various commercial establishments in the area, such as the Scout Hut and the two pubs.

Further Information:
Websites:  http://www.opengardens.co.uk/open_gardens.php?id=1084
Email:  [email protected]

Directions:
Lady Bay is off the A6011, close to Holme Pierrepont Water Sports Centre and approx half a mile from Trent Bridge, Nottingham Forest City Ground and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. The landlord of the Lady Bay pub on Trent Boulevard and the landlord of the Poppy and Pint pub on Pierrepont Road have both given permission to park in the pub car parks.

Location:
Postcode for Sat Nav: NG2 5BE (please verify before use)
Find approximate location on GoogleMaps (new window)

Open Gardens 2013

20th and 21st July 2013
2.00pm to 6.00pm

This is the 22nd Lady Bay Open Gardens. This year's trail includes at least 20 gardens mainly in a tree-lined Victorian setting, bounded by the River Trent and the Grantham Canal.

There is live music, a quartet and the Lady Bay Community Choir. There are activities for kids, including a new adventure garden for nursery age children (Saturday only), teas, cakes, and refreshments.

Proceeds from entrance fee to Lady Bay Community Fund. All other monies raised go to the nominated charity of the garden owners. Proceeds of refreshments at the Scout Hut goes to the New Scout Hut Building Fund.

Plant sales:
Plant sales at various gardens.

Cost:
£2.50 adults, accompanied children free.

How to get event passports:
Buy the yellow guide map on the day from any participating garden. There will also be a map at the Post Office and participating gardens will be identified by yellow balloons.

Further information:
Email: [email protected]

Directions:
Lady Bay is off the A6011, close to Holme Pierrepont Water Sports Centre and approx half a mile from Trent Bridge, Nottingham Forest City Ground and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. The landlord of the Lady Bay pub on Trent Boulevard and the landlord of the Poppy and Pint pub on Pierrepont Road have both given permission to park in the pub car parks.

Location:
Postcode for Sat Nav: NG2 5BE (please verify before use)
Find approximate location on GoogleMaps (new window)

Open Gardens 2012

A day for everyone

This year there are a staggering 18 gardens on the trail, 12 of which are NEW gardens.

In 2011, the event raised over £3000 for the newly revived 'Lady Bay Community Fund' and this year the proceeds will also go to the Community Fund.

More information about the weekend will be avaiable soon.

Download Gardens Programme.

If you would like any further information, please contact Dan Patterson on 07821 886592 or email [email protected]

Open Gardens 2011

Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd May. A great community event.

This year the Lady Bay Open Gardens event will be a real community event, featuring 14 very different gardens. Apart from great gardens, the event will include a diverse range of activities, such as miniture garden competiton, sponsorship, crafts, pottery workshop, cookery demonsration and more...

Latest News

What has FIELDS been up to?

Over the last 12 months we asked you to enage with us in voicing your concerns over the Local Development Framework and expressing your views on the proposed development of the green fields east of Gamston. If you remember this included 4,200 homes, a 45,000-seater football stadium, re-routing the A52 and a possible fourth Trent crossing.

We are delighted to say that the election of a new government and the failure of the UK World Cup Bid have led to the previous plans grinding to a halt.

We can also report that a further two proposals that would have threatened the Green belt area to the east of Lady Bay have been shelved for the time being due to in large part to the Government spend cuts, these are a fourth Trent crossing in Rushcliffe and the Gamston park and ride proposal.

Although the centralise housing targets have been abolished we know that Rushcliffe still needs to build new homes, however, the new approach is that the location of these developments will be in collaboration with local communities and residents, so we will endeavor to keep you up to date with any developments where relevant.

We are not complacent and remain watchful on the community’s behalf, but for the time being these developments seem to have been kicked into the long grass. Keep up to date by visiting this website or you can email us on [email protected]

Lady Bay Public Meeting

23rd March 2010 at 8.00pm, All Hallows Church Hall, Pierrepont Road.

The meeting was attended by over 100 Lady Bay residents. All were urged to respond to Rushcliffe Borough council during the public consulation which ends 5pm on the 12th April 2010.

Download the FIELDS presentation on the right to see the issues.

Agenda:

  • 4200 houses around Gamston, Bassingfiled, Tollerton and Lady Bay area
  • 45,000 seater football stadium
  • Fourth Trent Crossing
  • Re-routing of the A52
  • Desruction of Green Belt