Garden visits to put a spring in your step

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Blow away the cobwebs, ditch the winter blues and spring into action visiting some of the many gardens opening this year for the NGS charities.

One of the first to open for the spring season is Brightwater Gardens at Saxby.

Owned by Chris Neave and Jonathan Cartwright, the garden celebrates 10 years of association with the National Gardens Scheme.

And to mark the occasion, County organiser Sally Grant and fellow volunteer Helen Boothman went along to present them with an engraved trowel.

“It is not about us saying look at our garden, “ said Jonathan, “we want people to come and enjoy a day out and support these caring charities - it’s about giving something back to society.”

Brightwater Gardens at the Garden House will be open this Sunday, March 29, from 11am to 4pm, in support of NGS and the neighbouring Saxby Church.

A host of golden daffodils will be on view at this magical eight-acre garden which is packed with interest as you walk through the garden ‘rooms’.

Admission £4.50, children free.

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