Melton open garden welcomes visitors for last time this year having raised hundreds for charity

Alison Blythe guides visitor Patricia Price around one of her garden's borders EMN-151019-092558001
Alison Blythe guides visitor Patricia Price around one of her garden's borders EMN-151019-092558001
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Green-fingered enthusiasts enjoyed the handiwork put in at a Melton garden for the final time this year on Sunday.

More than 20 people visited the garden at Tresillian House on Dalby Road.

It was the fourth and final time this year that property owner Alison Blythe had opened her garden to the public, with entrance fees going to National Gardens Scheme charities and money from the sale of refreshments going to a Rotary Philippines project.

Alison said: “Over the four events we probably raised between £300 and £400 for the National Gardens Scheme and possibly about £250 from our teas.

“This is the third year we’ve supported the scheme and, as well as raising money for charities, it’s a good way of keeping on top of the garden.”

She added: “At this time of year the garden is more like a small park. Most people who visit are gardeners and know what to expect but everyone who comes here say it’s very relaxing and restful.”

Since 1927 the National Gardens Scheme has raised more than £45 million for nursing and caring charities.

Anyone who would like to give their support, by opening their garden, volunteering or in other ways can visit www.ngs.org.uk for more information.