Wake up and smell the roses

Rose Day at Gunby Hall EMN-150623-075226001
Rose Day at Gunby Hall EMN-150623-075226001

There is nothing better than visiting gardens on a summer’s day and this weekend you can not only see horticultural heaven but smell it, too.

Go along to the National Trust’s Gunby Hall on Sunday, June 28, and smell the roses at Rose Day.

Not only will the abundance of Gunby roses in the eight-acre gardens be at their best, there will also be a special rose display in the stables and many flower arrangements with roses in the house.

And the courtyard will be filled with trade and craft stalls, with plenty of Gunby plants for sale, too.

All proceeds from admissions on the day will be donated to St Peter’s Church, the picturesque church just outside the gardens.

Local author Margaret Dickinson, who based the setting of her recent novel Fairfield Hall on Gunby, will be at St Peter’s for most of the day to sign books and share her newest novel, Welcome Home.

There will be flowers, music and a tombola in the church.

The event is free for National Trust members, with a reduced admission price for non-members of £5 (£2.50 for children) for the house and


Rose Day runs from 11am to 5pm, with the last admission to the house at 4pm.

Gunby Hall is located on the A158, between Spilsby and Skegness.