TWO of Caistor’s gardens open to the public this weekend as part of the National Gardens Scheme.
Hope House and Ramada, which stand next to each other in the town’s Horsemarket, will open from 1pm-5pm this Sunday, August 26.
Ramada is the award-winning garden of Peter and Gwen Thompson – taking the spring garden and edible garden titles in this year’s Caistor in Bloom competitions.
The hillside garden has terraced herbaceous borders filled with perennials, a vegetable garden and fruit trees, a small pond fed by a natural spring and boggy area.
Next door is the country style cottage garden of Hope House belonging to Sue Neave.
The small walled garden is attached to an interesting Georgian house, with climbing roses, perennials, shrubs, trees, fruit and a small raised vegetable area.
A wildlife pond and formal water trough feature in the dining area and the garden has all-round colour and interest in a tranquil space.
Home-made teas will be available at Hope House, as well as plants for sale.
Combined entrance fee is £3 for adults, accompanied children free.