Chance to admire gardens

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gardens of all shapes and sizes are open to visitors this weekend to raise funds for good causes.

An open gardens event in aid of St Chad’s Church at Welbourn will include a bee-keeping stand, where locally-produced honey will be for sale.

Other highlights will include an art exhibition in the church, afternoon teas, RSPB stand and large plant stall.

A variety of gardens will be open, including the school, forge and an old farm orchard.

The gardens will be open from noon to 6pm on Sunday, June 24, and parking and admission is by programme, available at the village hall, priced £3. (accompanied children free).

n Gardens dominated by a 200-year-old cedar tree and including a walled vegetable garden and Victorian greenhouses will be open.

Eighteenth century Little Ponton Hall, home to Mrs Rosemary McCorquodale, has a magical, secret garden, rarely opened to the public.

Summer roses should catch the eye at the open day on Sunday, June 24, from 2pm to 5pm in aid of the British Red Cross in Lincolnshire.