Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
Parking informationThere is no designated parking but cars can be parked in the laybys on Ramsey Drive.
There are garden paths to walk on.
The reserve is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
From B684 Mapperley Plains, turn left down Coppice Road, Arnold. Take the first left into Ramsey Drive where you can park on laybys and continue on foot. The reserve is signposted from Corncrake Drive.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen to the public on Tuesdays & Thursdays only.
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
The reserve was donated to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in 1999. It 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 multi-coloured 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!