Take time out from your own garden to enjoy viewing the labours of other hands.
This weekend sees two Louth area gardens open for the NGS (National Gardens Scheme).
Get down the garden path at Fotherby on Sunday, when Woodlands, in Peppin Lane, and Nut Tree Farm offer a combined admission of £3.50 between 11am and 5pm.
Recently established, the garden at Nut Tree Farm covers over an acre, with stunning views of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
There is also an attractive brick potager, a pedigree flock of prize-winning Hampshire down sheep in fields surrounding the garden and there will be honey for sale.
In contrast, Woodlands has a lovely mature woodland garden with many unusual plants and includes a specialist collection of codonopsis.
The front garden has been developed into a crevice area for alpine plants and there is also an award-winning professional artist’s studio/gallery open, together with plants on sale in the well-stocked nursery.
For those travelling further afield, garden designer Jo Rouston opens her garden at 2 Mill Cottage in South Willingham on Saturday, July 4, from noon to 5pm.Open on both Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm, is the garden at Hall Farm, Harpswell, on the A631 near Caenby Corner.