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). It would help us a lot if you could pay with exact change please!
I have bought my ticket online, where do I collect it at PGT?
Please bring your email / QR code with you to pick up your programme and sticker which give you access to the gardens from 1pm. There are two dedicated collection points at ticket tables in the Park. These are at Newcastle Circus (the entrance near the top of Park Drive) and Peveril Drive (at the corner of Ogle Drive). Greeters at the Park entrances will direct you to these locations.
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.
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 one with disability access) are stationed at the top of South Road, beside Newcastle Circus. The Squash Club and Tennis Club on Tattershall Drive are also kindly opening their toilets (including disabled). We will confirm later if other venues are available.
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!