Historic Lincolnshire gardens open to the public for charity this weekend

Burghley House
Burghley House
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Garden lovers have two opportunities to visit popular local venues this weekend.

Burghley House private south gardens will open for the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday and Sunday (11am-4pm), where visitors can admire spectacular spring bulbs, magnificent trees and Capability Brown’s lake and summerhouse.

Entry is via the Orangery and costs £3.50 (£2 children). Call 01780 752461 or visit www.burghley.co.uk for further information.

The gardens of Grimsthorpe Castle at Bourne will open on Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

There have been gardens at Grimsthorpe since Tudor times and they have evolved over the centuries.

The immaculately-kept formal gardens encompass fine yew topiary, rose parterres, herbaceous borders and an unusual ornamental kitchen garden.

Admission costs £5.50 (£2 children). For further information call 01778 591205 or visit www.grimsthorpe.co.uk

The National Gardens Scheme has donated more than £22 million to nursing and caring charities in the last 10 years.