Caistor gardens

Gwen Thompson in her beautiful garden.  (Lin) EMN-140406-171422001
Gwen Thompson in her beautiful garden. (Lin) EMN-140406-171422001
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More than 20 gardens in Caistor will open this weekend to raise money for the British Red Cross.

This is the fifth year the open gardens event has taken place - but the first time it has spanned two days.

Around 20 gardens will open this year for the event, together with the beautiful St Peter and St Paul Church.

And there will be a rich variety of gardens to suit every taste, from large parkland styles to small cottage types, including two gardens which are in the NGS Scheme.

This year the event is supported by a Gardeners Fair to be held in the newly refurbished South Street Park, where Caistor Town Council has installed new equipment and a Community Garden has been developed by Caistor in Bloom.

Together with a bouncy castle, slide and tots play area there will be something for all of the family.

The stalls will host nursery owners with plants and baskets, crafts and garden furniture.

Plants sales will be at the various gardens too.

And there will also be many varied and bizarre scarecrows on this year’s Scarecrow Trail, which has a Super Heroes and cartoon character theme.

The events runs from 12 noon to 5pm each day.

Event passport is £3 (under 16s free), from the Multi Use Centre in South Street, just off the Market Place.