Parks and Gardens: Suburbs (North Nottingham)
Woodthorpe Grange Park
Woodthorpe Drive, Nottingham. NG5 4HA • (0115) 915 5555
Woodthorpe Grange Park is an impressive large green space that sits on the edge of the city and has a wide variety of facilities including pitch and putt, tropical house, formal gardens, sports pitches and café.
Within the park lies The Grange, a 19th century Grade II listed manor house which sits amidst a mix of landscapes and includes formal gardens, green houses, grassland and small wooded areas. An 18 hole pitch and putt course and two football pitches attracts sports enthusiasts whilst the Tropical House, 'sunken garden' with water feature and innovative train sculpture at the entrance to the old railway bridge appeals to visitors from both the city and wider surrounding area. The Tropical House now holds a variety of plants and trees, including a banana tree (closed on Mondays and weekend afternoons).
Records show that The Grange was not built until 1874 after the land was bought by Henry Ashwell which was where his family lived until the mid 1890's when it was sold. Following a generous donation from Sir Jesse Boot, the founder of Boots and Co Limited, the house was then bought by Nottingham City Council in 1921. The Grange is currently home to part of the Sport, Culture and Parks Service of Nottingham City Council and is not open to the public.
Free Entry, Café Serving Meals, Picnic Area, Public Toilets.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open dawn to dusk. The Tropical House is open Tuesday to Friday daytime and Saturday and Sunday mornings (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the north of Nottingham off Mansfield Road.
Regular bus services to and from the city centre operate along Mansfield Road which is a short walk away.
Free onsite parking available.
Woodthorpe Grange Park, Woodthorpe Drive, Nottingham. NG5 4HA • (0115) 915 5555
Last Updated Monday 30 March 2020
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