NGS Open Garden - Ashfield House, Branston

Ashfield House gardens EMN-140805-130911001
Ashfield House gardens EMN-140805-130911001
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The eight-acre garden at Ashfield House in Branston, home of John and Judi Tinsley, opens for the National Gardens Scheme this Sunday, May 11.

Constructed around a planting of trees and shrubs, the garden has a collection of some 110 flowering cherries of 40 different varieties.

Sweeping lawns have massed plantings of spring flowering bulbs around a large pond and there is a recently planted magnolia collection in a newly constructed woodland garden.

Visitors will get a sense of good husbandry and thoughtful planning, with plenty of inspiration too.

Admission is £3.50, children free, and the garden is open from 11am to 4.30pm.

The garden can be found three miles south of Lincoln off the B1188 Lincoln Road.