Harrowby garden in Grantham open to the public for first time

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A large garden in Harrowby will be opened to the public for the first time as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

Ermine Place, at 23 Hall Lane, Harrowby, Grantham, will be open from 11am to 5pm on Sunday, June 9, to raise money for charity.

The two-acre partially walled garden has been developed from farmland by the occupants over a 40-year period. It features a formal area with raised herbaceous borders and includes kitchen, herb, soft fruit and orchard gardens. There is a paddock with perimeter tree planting and a large well stocked pond.

Refreshments will be on sale. Entry is £3 and children get in free. Money raised goes to nursing and caring charities including Macmillan Nurses. Details at www.ngs.org.uk

Little Ponton Hall will open its gardens to the public on June 16 to raise money for The Red Cross. Entry is £3. Details at www.redcross.org.uk/opengardens.