Faith Marriott

Faith Marriott Open Day 15.7.12 Notts WT cpt C Melia

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Faith Marriott Open Day 15.7.12 Notts WT cpt C Melia

© C Melia

Kym Swan

Faith Marriott

A Nature Reserve with a difference - Our wildlife 'secret garden' which includes many of its original 1930s features. A chance to explore a beautiful garden designed with wildlife in mind.


4 Corncrake drive
A static map of Faith Marriott

Know before you go

1 hectare

Entry fee

Free access

Parking information

There is no designated parking but cars can be parked in the laybys on Ramsey Drive.

Walking trails

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.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open to the public on Tuesdays & Thursdays only.

Best time to visit

All 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!

Contact us

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0115 958 8242
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