VAST & VERDANT
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.
A PIECE OF HISTORY
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.
Why not wander through the grounds and discover our beautiful orchards, cricket ground, lake, ponds, icehouse, Lime Walk and so much more.
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.