Little Ponton Hall to open again after successful snowdrop event

Little Ponton Hall aconites and  snowdrops. Photo: Gerry Wright
Little Ponton Hall aconites and snowdrops. Photo: Gerry Wright
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Little Ponton Hall will be open again at Easter following a highly successful snowdrops event.

The snowdrop weekend raised £9,000 in aid of the National Gardens Scheme and attracted more than 1,100 visitors.

The hall is now preparing for its spring bulbs event on Easter Sunday (April 6) which will raise money for EMICS (East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme) and St Guthlac’s Church in Little Ponton.

EMICS is a scheme whereby doctors go directly to accidents and other incidents, for example cardiac arrests, to give life-saving treatment on scene. They are all volunteers and some local doctors work as part of the group. Dr Tim Gray, in charge of the local branch, said he is now having to replace all their monitoring equipment. Admission to the gardens is £5 per adult and children get in free. The 18th century house, home to Rosemary McCorquodale, is surrounded by spacious lawns dominated by a 200 year old cedar tree. In the walled vegetable garden are Victorian greenhouses.

More details at www.littlepontonhallgardens.org.uk