Open Garden at Grasby

Open garden at Mill Farm, Grasby EMN-140307-082341001
Open garden at Mill Farm, Grasby EMN-140307-082341001

Mill Farm at Grasby opens this weekend, Saturday and Sunday July 5 and 6, for the National Garden Scheme.

The hilltop garden, with panoramic views, covers more than three acres and has been developed over the past nine years by owners Mike and Helen Boothman, an Assistant County Organiser for the Lincolnshire NGS.

This is a plantsman’s garden with a wealth of perennials, shrubs and trees in formal and informal settings.

New beds and features are still evolving, whilst the older beds are now maturing.

There is a rill and rose and peony beds.

The remains of a windmill has been adapted into a fernery and there are wildlife ponds, vegetable beds and a woodland area with specimen trees.

The garden will be open from 11am to 4pm both days.

Entry is £3, children free, with homemade teas and plants on sale too.

Dogs welcome on short leads.

The National Gardens Scheme raises more than £2.6 million every year for national nursing, gardening and other charitable causes.

It is the single largest donor to Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care.