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nuttery

old-fashioned slang A derogatory and offensive term for a psychiatric hospital or insane asylum. A play on the slang term "nuts," meaning "crazy," and the actual meaning of "nuttery," a copse of nut-bearing trees. My great aunt Lidia apparently got locked up in a nuttery when she was a teenager because she said she could commune with ghosts. I can't go to the police about it! They'd throw me in the nuttery if I came to them with such an unbelievable story.

nuttery

n. an insane asylum; the place where nuts are kept. (see also nut.) If you keep acting so odd, we’ll have to put you in a nuttery.
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Sunday, June 26 Garden open in aid of the Red Cross,Fallodon Hall, NE66 3HF, five miles north of Alnwick, on B6347, established garden with flower and vegetable borders, greenhouse, woodland, arboretum and bog garden, PS4 entry, 2-5.30pm; National Gardens Scheme, gardens open for charity, Romaldkirk Gardens, six miles north-west of Barnard Castle, DL12 9DZ, eight gardens of great variety in the attractive village plus home-made teas in The Reading Room in Romaldkirk, PS4 combined entry, 2-5.30pm; Stanton Fence, Stanton, five miles north-west of Morpeth, NE65 8PP, contemporary three-acre country garden, including rose-covered arbours, nuttery and kitchen garden, PS5 entry, noon-5pm.
At Washington Old Hall, you can investigate the nuttery (nut orchard), or check out the new app that uses audio, photographs, illustrations, fact files, activities and ideas to show wonders of wildlife we don't always get to see.
Perfect for balconies and smaller gardens, it's fairly cheep (groan!) at pounds 26.99 from www.the nuttery.com or 020 8429 4400.
Conservation: The Nuttery, Washington Old Hall "This nut tree orchard is a haven for birds, bees and butterflies.
One aim is to create wildlife habitats in the Old Hall's Nuttery, an area of land planted with nut trees such as hazel, filbert and almond.
We are offering three models of the Nuttery Feed Safe feeder at some 12 per cent below normal prices.
Nick Dolan will give a lunchtime lecture on the Nuttery of Washington Old Hall between noon and 12.40pm tomorrow in Washington Old Hall.
Washington Old Hall - which has a family connection to George Washington, the first president of the United States - also happens to be home to what is believed to be the region's only dedicated Nuttery, which has this year produced a bumper crop of hazelnuts.
The nuttery will be planted within the Washington Village Conservation Area.
The trees in what is believed to be the North East's only nuttery have yielded a large crop this year and children from the town's Barmston Village Primary School have been drafted in to help with the harvest.
Hidden behind high walls at the bottom of a wooded valley, this garden includes ponds, a Nuttery and Edwardian conservatory as well as a manicured lawn perfect for picnics.
This is engaging project will help involve One aim is to create wildlife habitats in the Old Hall's Nuttery, an area of land planted with nut trees such as hazel, filbert and almond.
October 20, In A Nut Shell, Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, 11am-4pm: Taste freshlypressed apple juice and honey and nuts from the hall's nuttery and orchard, as well as find out more about beekeeping, foraging, growing and preserving food, rag making and other traditional crafts.