Little Ponton gardens open this summer to support charity

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Take in the wonderful sights and scents of the stunning Little Ponton Hall open gardens this summer and help raise funds for charity.

Open to the public, Little Ponton Hall will be opening its gardens on July 4 for visitors to enjoy in the summer sun, while raising funds for ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity.

The 18th century house and gardens, home to Mrs Rosemary McCorquodale, comprises of spacious lawns dominated by a 200-year-old cedar tree. In the summer the gardens are potentially at their best, with an enormous collection of roses spreading a wonderful scent across the lawns, but equally stunning are the masses of clematis, some of which could be mistaken for a climbing rose – a sight not to be missed.

There’s mistletoe hiding in an apple tree, a river walk tucked behind the kitchen garden wall, borders full to bursting with colour and the beautiful village church of St Guthlac, adjoining the gardens, which will be decorated for the event.

Neil McCorquodale, who is chairman of ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity for Lincolnshire, said: “Every penny raised from this event will go to helping soldiers and their dependents in Lincolnshire. It’s important to realise that just because we no longer have soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and elsewhere the problems do not suddenly end now.

“All of our support comes from events like this and I am most grateful for the fantastic help we have received from all over Lincolnshire.”

In addition to the delightful displays of the gardens, the Army Cadet Force Band will be playing and Grantham Classic Car Club will be exhibiting some of their older cars in front of the beautiful country house, along with plenty of plants for sale, refreshments and a cake stall.

The gardens will be open from 2pm to 5pm on July 4. Entry fee is £5 per adult (for children under the age of 16 entry is free). Dogs are also welcome on a lead.

There will be a separate car park for the disabled and toilets accessible to all. The gardens are fully wheelchair friendly.

For further details go to www.littlepontonhallgardens.org.uk