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THE National Gardens Scheme launches for 2011 this weekend with open gardens across our area.

The Park House in Spring Lane, Glaston, Rutland, on will be open Sunday, and two gardens in Saxby near Lincoln will be open over the entire weekend to highlight the delights of spring and raise money for the National Garden Scheme which raises money for a number of charities.

Each year people open their gardens as part of the scheme to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices and Cross Road Care.

The Park House garden will be open from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday. The garden is set in four acres of historic parkland and was formerly part of the grounds of Glaston Hall.

At this time of the year it is full of spring bulbs and has a wild woodland walk.

Homemade teas will be available at Glaston village hall throughout the afternoon. Entrance is £3.50 per adult and children can enter for free but must be supervised because there is unfenced water.

West Barn and The Garden House in Saxby will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Entry is £4 for adults, children free, and includes admission to both gardens.

For more information visit www.ngs.org.uk