Lots of gardens open this weekend for charity, aided by a splash or two of rain in recent days. Enjoy!
Open Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, 2011
Canons Ashby House, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3SD, open 11am-5pm .
Home to the Dryden family, The National Trust owns this large historic house and an ambitious garden restoration project is underway. Teas and plants for sale.
Plantsman’s garden near Market Harborough which generously opens its doors to visitors throughout the season to show seasonal highlights. Home-made teas.
Flore Gardens, Flore, Northamptonshire, NN7 4LQ, open 11am-6pm both days.
Ten lovely private gardens including two new to the NGS this year. Lunches, teas and plants for sale.
The gardens opening are:
Open Sunday June 19th
A three-acre garden with seven-acre arboretum, secret garden and water features. Teas and plants for sale.
Long Buckby Gardens, Northamptonshire, NN6 7RE, open 1-6pm.
Four lovely and very different village gardens, including one on the old windmill site and one which is fully organic. Teas and plants for sale.
Seven pretty gardens including two new to the NGS this year. Very varied sizes and styles, including vegetables and herbs, a large garden and arboretum, new allotments and a contemporary garden designed by Northamptonshire’s own designer-in-a-hat James Alexander Sinclair, which is set around an ancient mill and pond. Plants and teas for sale too.
The Herb Society Garden at Sulgrave Manor
Mill Hollow Barn
Also open on Sunday from 10am-6pm is The Old Rectory, Sudborough, Northamptonshire, NN14 3BX
This is a beautiful, classic English country garden of three-acres with arched walkways and formal gardens by Rosemary Verey. Teas and plants for sale.
Finally there’s Weedon Lois & Weston Gardens, Northamptonshire, NN12 8PJ open on Sunday from 2-5.30.
Five gardens with stunning views and varying styles, set in a classic English village with wonderful history. Teas and plants for sale.