Celebrating #NationalGardeningWeek at Clumber Park

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National Gardening Week was launched five years ago and since then has grown into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. This year, we are proud to be getting involved and we have a host of fascinating gardening activities, talks and live demonstrations taking place in the historic Walled Kitchen Garden…

National Gardening Week was launched five years ago and since then has grown into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. This year, we are proud to be getting involved and we have a host of fascinating gardening activities, talks and live demonstrations taking place in the historic Walled Kitchen Garden…

Monday 11th – Tick off some of the 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾ - Get your newspaper plant pot at the ready because we will be helping you to plant your very own seed in the Walled Kitchen Garden for you to take home with you.


Tuesday 12th – Join nationally renowned and award-winning orchid breeder John Craven for a talk on Pleione and Orchids in the Pear House of the historic Glasshouse in the Walled Kitchen Garden. This talk is free to attend and will begins at 14:00. John recently celebrated his 80th birthday last week and is a force to be reckoned with!

Wednesday 13th – Join gardens volunteer Chris Priestley in the Walled Kitchen Garden for a fascinating insight into the art of growing sweet peas. This talk is free to attend and will begin at 14:00.
Chris is a 3rd generation sweet pea grower (his Dad was a very famous breeder. We grow some of his Dad’s varieties in the Walled Kitchen Garden – ‘George Priestley’ and ‘Mary Priestley’; the latter is a gorgeous white one that we grow in the rose garden)

Thursday 14th –Join one of Clumber’s gardeners for a live demonstration on how to make rustic plant supports. This is a hands-on, interactive session where you can help our gardening team create some new supports for our herbaceous plants. Free to attend, talk will begin at 14:00.

Booking is not required for any of the above events, simply turn up on the day.

An additional £7 per vehicle parking charge to get into the grounds will apply to non-National Trust members. Parking will be free of charge for National Trust members.