Snowdrop gardens open to public to raise money for village churches

LOCAL gardens full of snowdrops will be open to the public.

Visitors are invited to the Walled Garden in East Barkwith on Friday February 17 when owners David and Jenny Eckford will hold a coffee morning from 10am to 12noon.

Admission is £2 including coffee and biscuits and there will be a raffle and bring and buy stall too with proceeds for the St Mary’s Church Tower Restoration Fund.

All are welcome to go along and view this delightful rural spot off the Benniworth Road, formerly part of the garden of the historic Panton Hall, home of the Turnor family for many years. The couple have worked tirelessly to restore the area to its former glory.

The annual snowdrop weekend is at St Peter’s Church, Gayton le Wold, on Saturday February 18 from 10am to 3.30pm and on Sunday February 19 from 10.30am to 3pm, followed by a short service of evening praise.

There will be refreshments available throughout the weekend and the opportunity to buy snowdrop bulbs.

All proceeds are for the maintenance of the parish church of St Peter.