Open garden season in full swing

Market Overton open gardens
Market Overton open gardens
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The green fingered among you are set for a treat this weekend as three villages open their gardens to the public.

Plungar Open Gardens runs on Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm to 5pm, to raise funds for St Helen’s Church and local Air Ambulance. Seven gardens will open alongside stalls, cream teas, tombolas and flower and art displays. Entry is £3.50 for adults, including parking off Frog Lane, with free admission for children.

Around half a dozen gardens will be open in Market Overton on Saturday, including five tiny and very individual gardens behind a row of pretty terraced houses and an impressive 1.8 acre garden converted into a restful haven for wildlife.

Other attractions at the gardens on Thistleton Road and Main Street include home made teas and garden demonstrations.

Entry is £5 for adults and free for children under 16. The gardens open from 1.30pm to 5pm.

Braunston-in-Rutland Open Gardens will be open on Sunday, including two large gardens at Hill Top Farm and Quaintree Hall.

Home made teas are available at Hill Top Farm in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Society.

Entry is £5 for adults and free for children under 16. The gardens open from 2pm to 6pm.

Find them at NG13 0JE (Plungar), LE15 7PP (Market Overton) and LE15 8QS (Braunston-in-Rutland).

Details of all the National Gardens Scheme gardens opening in Rutland throughout the year can be found at www.ngs.org.uk or by calling (01572) 737557.