The garden at Newark Park

View over Newark Park garden and estate

The garden is laid out over three levels. The lawns and the walled garden provide the perfect backdrop for Newark House.

Chris Beckett, artist in residence

Chris will be at Newark Park Thursdays-Saturdays from 9 June - 2 July from 11:00-16:00 each day.

Her work will be on display in the garden and all pieces will be available for purchase.

She will be working on pieces from the hexagonal hut beside the main house, and there will be a communal piece that anyone can get involved in.

You can find out more about Chris and her work on her website 

Chris Beckett's fused-glass sculpture
Chris Beckett's fused-glass sculpture
Chris Beckett's fused-glass sculpture

Behind the scenes garden tour

23 June at 2:00pm

Get a behind the scenes peek from our senior gardener, Amy, and learn more about the gardens and horticulture at Newark

This is a free tour included in admission price, with limited spaces available - tickets will be given on a first come first served basis on the day

 

Around the garden

The Glade Walk takes you from the quirky folly to the rockery beneath Newark House. In contrast, the lakeside garden has a relaxing and romantic feel. You can sit and watch the ducks swimming on the small lake or venture into the charming, historic summerhouse. If you're after colour, the borders won't disappoint. The seasonal borders on the south terrace are real showstoppers and provide plenty of colour.

Lovely snowdrops on the lawn in front of Newark House
snowdrops in the garden at Newark Park
Lovely snowdrops on the lawn in front of Newark House

Seasonal highlights

If you're looking for the wow factor, there are many seasonal specials to look out for at Newark.

Snowdrop season starts typically at the end of winter, where Newark will have carpets of snowdrops around the garden. 

Daffodils in bloom
Daffodils in bloom
Daffodils in bloom

The appearance of golden daffodils is often the first sign of spring, and you'll find them blooming around the garden. Brush away the cobwebs and take a refreshing walk down to the lakeside garden where you can see banks of these bright blooms. 

The pink cyclamen add to the autumn colours.
Autumn cyclamen at Newark
The pink cyclamen add to the autumn colours.

Perky peacocks

The peacocks that roam the garden are very friendly and love to call out to their friends. They live at Newark Park full time so you're almost certain to see one.

Please don't feed the peacocks as they can peck, and human food isn't very good for them.

Peacock at Newark Park
Peacock at Newark Park
Peacock at Newark Park