The National Open Garden Scheme's open gardens events in Rutland, Stamford, Bourne and the surrounding areas
People across the area are preparing to open their gardens in return for a donation to support selected charities.
The National Open Garden Scheme last year shared more than £2m with Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Mind and Parkinson’s UK as well as several other good causes.
This year gardens involved include the following:
- Gunthorpe Hall near Oakham, open March 22, from 2pm to 5pm
- The private South Gardens at Burghley House, open over the weekend of April 4 and 5 from 11am to 3.30pm
- Grimsthorpe Castle’s gardens, on April 9 and June 10 from 10.30am to 6pm
- Easton Walled Gardens, on April 10 from 11am to 4pm
- Milton Hall near Castor, May 10 from 10.30am to 5.30pm
- The Old Vicarage, Burley in Rutland, May 17 from 11am to 5pm and June 24 from 6pm to 9pm
- The Old Vicarage, Whissendine, May 24 from 2pm to 5pm
- Redhill Lodge, Seaton Road, Barrowden, open June 5 from 6pm to 9pm
- Exton Hall, Exton,June 7 from 11am to 4pm
- Three gardens in Uppingham, June 7 from 1pm to 5pm, starting in the church hall in Market Place
- Abbots Barn, Southorpe, June 13 and 14 from 1pm to 5.30pm
- Foxtail Lily, 41 South Road, Oundle, June 14 from 11am to 5pm
- Four gardens in Wing, June 14 from 11am to 5pm, startingat the village hall
- Quaintree Hall, Braunston, June 21, from 12.30pm to 5pm
- The Old Vicarage, Harringworth, June 28 from 11am to 5pm
- Home Farm, Little Casterton Road, Ryhall, July 5 from 11am to 4pm
- The Old Hall, Main Street, Market Overton, July 5 from 2pm to 6pm
- Three gardens in Empingham, July 12 from 1pm and 5.30pm
- Castor House, 2 Peterborough Road, Castor, August 23 from 2pm to 5pm
Entry costs to each of the participating gardens varies and many offer refreshments.
To find out more about these and other gardens open under the scheme visit The National Gardens Scheme website.
More by this authorSuzanne Moon