Gardens open for charity scheme

Firsby Manor opens it garden for the first time this year in aid of the NGS EMN-160526-181942001
Firsby Manor opens it garden for the first time this year in aid of the NGS EMN-160526-181942001

The two-acre garden at the Manor House, Hagworthingham, will be open as part of the NGS this Sunday, May 29, from 2pm to 5pm.

The garden is on a south facing slope, partly terraced and well protected by established trees and shrubs.

It has been redeveloped over 11 years with natural and formal ponds, shrub roses, a laburnum walk, a hosta border, gravel bed and other areas mainly planted with hardy perennials, trees and shrubs.

Admission is £3, children free; there will also be home-made teas and plants for sale.

Also open will be Firsby Manor, near Spilsby, a garden of three acres surrounding a Georgian farmhouse.

There is a woodland with mature trees, a wild area, a secret garden, and an area inspired by Hidcote.

The gardens will be open from 1pm to 4.30pm, with admission £2.50, children free.

Light refreshments and tea will also be on sale.