Open gardens at Caistor

The hillside garden at Ramada, open to visitors this Sunday.
The hillside garden at Ramada, open to visitors this Sunday.

Bank holiday weekends are always a good team to visit some of the beautiful gardens this county has to offer.

But it is not just the manor houses and stately homes that hide a delight for garden enthusiasts.

The National Gardens Scheme has a host of members, from courtyard gardens to large estates, all willing to open their gardens to the public for charity.

And this weekend there is the chance to see behind the garden wall of two houses in Caistor - Ramada and Hope House.

Both in the town’s Horsemarket, the group opening will take place on Sunday, August 25, from 1pm to 5pm.

Hope House, home of Sue Neave, has a country style garden in the town.

It has a small walled garden attached to an interesting Georgian house with 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 created by its garden designer owner.

Ramada, home of Peter and Gwyn Thompson, has a hillside garden with terraced herbaceous borders filled with perennials for year round interest, a vegetable garden and fruit trees, a small pond fed by natural spring and boggy area.

Combined admission is £3, with children free.

Home-made teas will be on sale at Hope House, as well as plants.

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