Picture Gallery: Glorious gardens open up at Claxby

Claxby was awash with visitors for the biennial open gardens event.

And such was the popularity, this year saw organisers opening a third car parking field to accommodate everyone.

Young horticulturist Lily Cade in the Boggle Lane allotment she helps cultivate with her grandad John. EMN-150622-070215001

Young horticulturist Lily Cade in the Boggle Lane allotment she helps cultivate with her grandad John. EMN-150622-070215001

Nine gardens were open, plus the Three Sisters Vineyard, and there was plenty of refreshments on offer, too.

While the gardens offered a taste of horticultural heaven, St Mary’s Church was the place to be for music, with Chloe and William Saywell performing a selection of popular British folk songs and The Broomhill Handbell Ringers also performing during the day.

And there was also a magnificent display of classic cars, including a selection from the Pre-War Austin Seven Club, as well as plant, cake and craft stalls.

Proceeds from the day will go to support three village charities – St Mary’s Church, the Viking Centre and the village hall.