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Faith Marriott

Faith Marriott Why not visit Faith Marriott - our wildlife 'secret garden' which includes many of its original 1930s features. This really is a Nature Reserve with a difference - a chance to explore a beautful garden, designed with wildlife in mind. Kindly left to us by a lady called Faith Marriott, the extensive garden has now been carefully restored to its former glory, with a pond, wildflower garden and woodland area.
 

How to get to Faith Marriott

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From B684 Mapperley Plains, turn left down Coppice Road, Arnold, and take the first left into Ramsey Drive where you can park and continue on foot turning first left into Corncrake Drive where the reserve is signposted (SK603452). If using SatNav, enter NG5 6SP and follow the directions above.

Please park on Ramsey Drive.

 

Click here to watch the Faith Marriott Youtube video - highlights from our 2012 Open Day

The reserve was donated to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in 1999, and was formerly the garden of a period property next door and still has many original 1930s features, including paths, flowerbeds and steps. The Wildlife Trust has worked to enhance the existing woodland on the site which now features a diverse range of habitats including a pond, wildflower beds, native fruit trees and a raised herb bed.

Part of the plan was to have a range of ‘wild food’ plants to show people how they can utilize these plants for jams, jellies and drinks. The wildflower bed is affectionately referred to as the ‘bobbin garden’ by the warden and volunteers due to multicoloured plastic bobbins being used to mark the tiny plug plants when they were first put in. All you could see from a distance were the bobbins not the plants!

Dragonflies, newts and foxes are just some of the wildlife that has been seen on the reserve.

Why not explore these nearby reserves? Calverton Road & Reed Pond

Membership helps us maintain the site for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
Donations are also vital to help support our reserves, so please consider making a one off donation by texting NWTR01 £10 to 70070. [Feel free to vary the cash figure after the £sign.]

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Opening times

Faith Marriott Nature Reserve is open to the public on Tuesday and Thursdays, free of charge.

The Faith Marriott Gardening Volunteer Group meets on the first Saturday of every month; if you would like to join in the fun, call us for more info on 0115 958 8242.

 

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Faith Marriott Nature Reserve

This video captures the highlights of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Faith Marriott Nature Reserve, Arnold, Nottingham - on our 2012 Open Day.
Why not visit Faith Marriott - our wildlife ‘secret garden’ which includes many of its original 1930s features. This really is a Nature Reserve with a difference - a chance to explore a beautful garden, designed with wildlife in mind. Kindly left to us by a lady called…

Watch the full clip on YouTube

 
 
 
 

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