The grounds of Norwood Park have a history dating back to medieval times when they were part of a series of deer parks. In the 17th century when the House was rebuilt, formal gardens, a lime walk, middle pond, and icehouse were all developed.
Why not wander through the grounds and discover our beautiful orchards, cricket ground, lake, ponds, icehouse, Lime Walk and so much more.
HISTORIC PHOTOS FROM OUR GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The Starkey Bandstand is the perfect spot to share your wedding vows on a summers' day. With bright blue skies above and the cricket green and lake in the backdrop, the spot is ideal for a quintessentially British Wedding.
With beautiful balustrades of swirls, slender columns, and a roof in a classic carousel shape, the Starkey Bandstand is a deeply romantic space to hold your wedding ceremony.
ANCIENT OAK TREES
There are no finer examples of English Oaks than those relics from the original North Wood.
One Peduncular Oak, more than 600 years old, occupies an area of 1/8 acre.
The girth of the Oak in the corner of Norwood Park is 27 ft. It is completely hollow and inhabited by an owl. Since receiving tree surgery some forty years ago the crown has revived vigorously.
Replanting within Norwood Park was undertaken in the 70's with specimens propagated from the acorns of two enormous living specimens.
Fruit growing began at Norwood Park over 100 years ago in 1910 when John R. Starkey (MP for Newark) planted a Bramley Apple orchard.
The Starkey’s Bramley Apple trees are unique and have a very important heritage. The Original Bramley Tree in Southwell is a legend. Still alive and bearing fruit at over 200 years old, it grew miraculously out of a pip planted by Mary Anne Brailsford in 1809.
When John Sutton acquired the lease of the Archbishop of York’s deer park in 1763 he not only chose a fresh site for his new house but also set about re-landscaping the park.
As part of his new plans, he built an open-fronted “eye-catcher” in the form of a Greek temple on the bare hill rising in a gentle ascent to the South West.
The route to the Temple is via the equally historic Lime Avenue and then for a stretch up the gravel path atop the deer park embankment and thence via the sinuous path referred to by Mrs Delaney who stayed at John Sutton’s new house on her way to visit The Duchess of Portland at Welbeck.
NORWOOD PARK GOLF
Norwood Park is one of Nottinghamshire’s premier golfing destinations. The 18 hole Norwood course (measuring 6805 yards off the back tees) has been designed by Clyde B Johnston, past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. He has succeeded in creating a magnificent layout, with free-draining USGA greens, which blend perfectly with the historic parkland setting of Norwood Park.
The course will appeal to golfers of all standards and the club house, with its enclosed courtyard, will cater for your food and drink needs.