Two local gardens are open to the public for the National Gardens Scheme.
The gardens at Shepherds Hey and Woodlands, both in Peppin Lane, Fotherby, are open on Sunday May 19, from 11am to 5pm. The small garden at Shepherds Hey, 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 for wheelchairs to the rear garden but the front garden can be viewed from the road. This lovely garden featured in Lincolnshire Life.
The gardens at Woodlands, 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.
The front garden has been developed into a crevice area for alpine plants. This is a very special garden, well worth a visit.
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, to take home from the well stocked nursery.
The nursery featured in the RHS Plantfinder, and the garden in Garden News and Lincolnshire Today. There are some gravel and bark paths. Combined admission to both gardens is £3.50, children free. There will be home made teas at Woodlands. Dogs on short leads welcome. The National Gardens Scheme raises over £2.5 million every year for national nursing, gardening and other charitable causes.