Get inspired by open gardens

Woodlands at Fotherby opens as part of the NGS Festival Weekend
Woodlands at Fotherby opens as part of the NGS Festival Weekend

Spring is well and truly here so it is a perfect time to get out in the garden.

And what better way than to get some inspiration for your own gardening than visiting other people’s gardens.

That is where the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) comes in.

Sixty gardens are open this year across the county, all helping the NGS raise money for nursing, caring and gardening charities.

And next month it is Festival Weekend with six gardens open to view on Sunday June 7.

One of those is the garden at Woodlands in Fotherby’s Peppin Lane.

This lovely mature woodland garden has many unusual plants, all set against a backdrop of an ever-changing tapestry of greenery.

It also houses an award-winning professional artist’s studio and gallery, which is also open to visitors, as well as a specialist collection of Codonopsis, for which Plant Heritage status has been granted.

The garden is open from 11am to 5pm, with admission £2.50, children free.

Also open as part of the 
festival on June 7 are Guanock House at Sutton St Edmund, Hackthorn Hall and The Walled Garden at Panton, together with newcomers to NGS The Barn and 3 Westcote Farm House, both at Barrow on Humber.

For full details of all the 
gardens pick up a ‘Yellow Book’ or log on to