Gardens open in Fotherby

THREE gardens in Fotherby are opening up to the public.

Nut Tree Farm, Shepherds Hey and Woodlands, all in Peppin Lane, are open on Sunday, August 19, from 11am to 5pm.

Nut Tree Farm, at the end of Peppin Lane, owned by Mr and Mrs Hunter, is more than an acre in size, recently established with stunning views of the Wolds.

There is a sweeping herbaceous border framing the lawn, double walls are planted with pelargoniums which surround the house, and a rill runs from the raised terrace to the large pond.

There is also an attractive brick potager, and a pedigree flock of prize- winning Hampshire Down Sheep in fields surrounding the garden.

There will also be honey for sale.

Shepherds Hey, in Peppin Lane, owned by Roger and Barbara Chester, is packed with unusual and interesting perennials.

The open frontage gives visitors a warm welcome with a small pond, terraced border and steep bank side to a small stream.

The rear garden takes advantage of the panoramic views over open countryside, with colour themed borders.

There is limited access to the rear garden, but the front garden can be viewed from the road.

Woodlands, the home of Mr and Mrs Bob Armstrong, is a lovely mature woodland garden with many unusual plants set against a backdrop of an ever-changing tapestry of greenery; a peaceful garden where wildlife is given a chance to thrive.

In contrast, the planting nearer the house takes advantage of the more open aspect, but is equally interesting.

There is an award-winning professional artist’s studio/gallery open with some wonderful paintings.

and visitors will be sure to find some interesting and unusual plants that they will have seen in the garden , which they will be able to take home from the well stocked nursery.

Home-made teas will be available.

Combined admission for all three gardens is £3.50.