Gardner joined Forest on loan from Aston Villa in the January transfer window and is now scheduled to return to Villa Park.
The 23-year-old has thanked the Reds’ fans for their support, and has suggested that he enjoyed his time at the City Ground.
Nice way to end the season!! Can't wait to play more for this amazing club, so grateful for to be here! Thanks for the support #NFFCFamily— Jorge Grant (@JorgeGrant18) May 7, 2016
Big shout out to @BrittOfficials on the winner, deserves it! Has Never stopped smiling what a guy!— Jorge Grant (@JorgeGrant18) May 7, 2016
It hasn't been the best season, but enjoyed working every minute with these lads! We will come… https://t.co/6Tkz4mby5j— Dimitar Evtimov (@DimiEvtimov) May 8, 2016
Forest have ended the 2015-16 Championship campaign in the bottom half of the table.
It has not been a successful season for the Reds, but the lifting of the transfer embargo in the summer could lead to the signings of some good players, which should make the team more competitive for the 2016-17 campaign.