The Formal Garden in Wollaton Park

Formal Garden

Behind Wollaton Hall, there is a formal garden designed in the 17th-century style.  The garden includes geometric-shaped flower beds, lawns, a rockery, statuary, and topiary, as well as a Doric Temple, and is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs in its many borders.

The gardens are maintained by a team of volunteers, supporting the park staff.  Activities include pruning, planting, weeding, edging and general tidying. 

Due to the popularity of these sessions, we now have a waiting list for new volunteers.

Nature in Mind also regularly supports our gardening activities.

Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden

Within the Formal Garden, there is a Sensory Garden maintained by volunteers.

Camellia House

Camellia House

The formal garden includes a Camellia House which is one of the earliest cast iron glasshouses in the country.

Long Border

Long Border in Winter

The long border contains a selection of shrubs and bushes.

The formal garden contains a rockery…

The Old Rose Garden…

Formerly a Rose Garden, but now unsuitable for roses due to the shade created by the growth of the Cedar trees.

Ornamental Pond

Pond in 1945

The circular ornamental pond is located in the upper lawn currently it leaks, so is boarded over for safety reasons.  

Gardening Blog

  • Bark & Compost - During March, the Wednesday gardening volunteers, with the additional support of the Saturday conservation volunteers added compost and bark to…
  • Winter Gardening - The presence of the Christmas lights limited gardening activities in December, and the weather was against the volunteers in January.…
  • Border Edge - Gardening never stops! In November the volunteer gardening group tidied the border on the top lawn and created a new…
  • Long Border - During October the Wednesday Gardening Volunteers focused their activities on the winder bedding plants in the formal beds. But with…
  • My My My Dahlia - In spring 2023, the garden volunteers planted over 50 Dahlias throughout the old rose garden, long border and rockery. As…
Formal Garden Volunteers
Formal Garden Volunteers 2023

Questions or Queries?

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