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Ossington House

Vicarage garden redesigned in 1960 and again in 2014. Chestnuts, lawns, formal beds, woodland walk, poolside planting, orchard. Terraces, yews, grasses. Ferns, herbaceous perennials, roses and kitchen garden.

Owner Info

  • Georgina Denison
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House
Ossington House

About Ossington House

The drive is newly planted on the west side with Irish yews alternating with Beurre Hardy pears and on the east side with three Sorbus aria Lutescens. To the west of the house and drive is an old orchard of apples, pears, and plums with apple additions of Beauty of Bath, Cox’s Orange Pippin, and Scrumptious. Through double doors a path leads into the main garden. To the left a shaded bed of ferns, foxgloves and lily of the valley. A grass path continues to a formal lawn edged by a terrace in front of the house, dotted with erigeron karvinskianus. The borders are filled with nepeta, salvia nemerosa, geranium Rozanne. Past an urn the path leads to the Vicarage Garden, between a holly hedge and the east-facing original front of the house. A woodland path leads south from the formal lawn, between yews and under an ancient chestnut. Brunnera, rugosas, and persicaria edge the path which continues between oaks and yews underplanted with symphytum, hellebores, and geranium phaeum. It continues into a woodland area planted with hydrangea Annabelle, magnolia stellata, and rosa Roseraie de l’Hay. Under an old cherry the path reaches the swimming pool, with a paved terrace surrounded with rosa mundi, choisya ternata, and rosa Generous Gardener (named for the NGS). Under another old chestnut the path leads past acanthus mollis, astrantia, and campanula to a circular lawn surrounded by geraniums, grasses, and weigela. Paths lead from the circular lawn back to the woodland walk, back to the pool, and back to the formal lawn.

Ossington House features

  • Coaches Allowed
  • Groups Welcome
  • Plants for sale
  • Refreshments
  • Roses
  • SGD Designed Garden
  • Wheelchair access

Location details

Ossington House,
Newark,
Nottinghamshire,
NG23 6LD

Directions to Ossington House
From A1 N take exit marked Carlton, Sutton-on-Trent, Weston etc. At T-junc turn L to Kneesall. Drive 2m to Ossington. Roadside parking on Main St and Moorhouse Rd.

Ossington House openings

For this open day you can book your tickets in advance. Click on the yellow button below to book or you can just turn up and pay on the day.

Refreshments Home-made teas in The Hut, Ossington.
Admission Adult: £6.00
Child: Free
Opening times 14:00-17:00

Accessibility

  • Disabled parking available in drive to Ossington House.
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FAQs

Payment is by cash only. Please get in touch with the owners for more details.

Yes, coaches are accepted at Ossington House. Please get in touch with the owners for details.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed in the garden at this time.

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at Ossington House, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Yes, one or more routes at Ossington House are accessible to wheelchair users.

Ossington House is not explicitly a wildlife garden, but you may still find various indigenous flora and fauna.