PGT2023 Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Park Garden Trail being held?
In the Nottingham Park Estate. Please come through any of the public entrances. Greeters will guide you to the ticketpoints, and to parking. Please see our Getting here / Contact us tab for more details and postcodes.
What are the timings?
From 1pm to 6pm on Sunday 11th June 2023. Ticket points open from 12.45pm.
How much are tickets and where do I buy them?
Tickets for adults are £7.50 each, youngsters 18 years of age and under (accompanied by fee-paying adult) go free! You can buy tickets online in advance - see Tickets tab - or on PGT day from one of our ticketpoints, using card or cash. Our volunteer marshals will guide you to the nearest ticketpoint when you arrive, see Getting here / Contact us tab for more details.
Do I bring card or cash?
All ticketpoints will accept card or cash. The catering stalls, tea and fizz gardens also accept both card or cash. Some plant and artisan stalls may be cash only. Where offered, card payments are preferred, but if you wish to pay by cash please try to ensure you have the correct change, especially for ticket purchases.
I have bought my ticket online, where do I collect it at PGT?
Please go to one of our ticketpoints, and remember to bring your email confirmation with you (on your phone is fine). A volunteer will scan the QR code within your email, and hand you a programme and sticker which then gives you access to the gardens from 1pm.
Where can I park in The Park?
Parking is free to visitors on PGT day, between 11am and 6.30pm. As you drive into The Park, our volunteer greeters will guide you to the best places to park, as the roads start to fill. Please park before purchasing your ticket. Please do not park on double blue lines, and of course, not in front of residents' garages, driveways, etc.
The Park is easily accessed by bicycle, but you will encounter a hill at some point! The residents haven't funded cycle parking in their estate, but try the Squash Club which may have cycle parking. Please also consider self-locking your bike outside each garden, as it would be difficult to decide where to leave your bike when the gardens stretch over a wide area. Please don't secure bikes to Park Estate railings as it may scratch the heritage paint.
Is there designated parking for blue badge cardholders?
There are only a couple of parking bays designated as "disabled", and these are to be used only by residents (it'sa private residential estate and official "blue badge" parking spaces don't exist for the public). We suggest that you mention to the greeters at the gate what your parking needs are (for instance, near the central hub, or on a flat road), and they will try to guide you as best they can.
Can food and drink be purchased at PGT?
Yes there is a whole range of food and drink options! We will update this page later with the location of the tea gardens, icecream stall, strawberries and fizz garden; and there will be a range of catering options at Newcastle Circus.
What activities and entertainment is there?
We have brand new acts and old favourites returning! Burton Joyce Community Brass, Lace City Chorus, Jazz Ants, Shifting Sands, Nottingham Girls High School, large puppets from City Arts, Telling Tales by Robin Hood Legacy, and The Garden Poets. More details of location and timings will be in the programme.
What else will I need to pay for after I have bought my ticket?
Activities and entertainments are free, although some providers may request a donation to cover their costs. As well as food and drink stalls, there is a mini farmers' market, and plant and artisan stalls - so please feel free to bring cash if you will be tempted to make a purchase! We also expect that most vendors will be accepting credit card payments.
How accessible are The Park gardens, for people in wheelchairs or with mobility issues?
The Park is built in a steep-sided valley and many of the gardens are accessed only by steps. However the programme marks which properties are definitely not accessible, and the activities in Newcastle Circus and Tattershall Drive are on flat ground.
Are toilets provided?
Portaloos (including some with disability access) are stationed at the tea garden corner of Lenton Ave/Hardwick Grove, and two places near Newcastle Circus - at the top of South Road by the tea garden, and on Duke William Mount. The Squash Club and Tennis Club on Tattershall Drive are also kindly opening their toilets (including disabled).
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs can come into The Park, but are not permitted in most of the communal garden areas such as Newcastle Circus. Each resident opening their garden will make their own decision about allowing dogs to enter, so please ask at the gate before you go in, and ensure they are on a short leash. Please bear in mind it is a very busy atmosphere with lots of people, and weigh up whether your dog and visitors will be comfortable with each other in confined spaces!
I can no longer make it - can I get a refund of my ticket?
We regret that we are not able to issue refunds. All proceeds are for charity and we hope you will be able to consider your ticket price as a donation to our fabulous, small, local charities.