Open gardens in Melton and at Willoughby Waterleys this weekend

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The local Open Gardens season continues this weekend with a double header for the green fingered.

Number 119 Scalford Road, in Melton, opens to the public on Sunday from 11am until 5pm, as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

It has mixed borders with traditional and exotic plants, vegetable parterre, greenhouse and various water features including a pond.

Admission is £2.50 for adults and free for children. Homemade teas will also be served.

The second plots are at Willoughby Waterleys, open to the public on Sunday.

Up to seven gardens are open, five for the first time. These include John’s Wood, which is a one and a half acre nature reserve planted to encourage wildlife, Church Lane Farms, which have colourful borders, roses and climbers, High Meadow, an ornamental vegetable garden, Kapalua, Orchard Road and Farmway.

Teas will be served in the village hall and the Norman Church will be open, hosting a film of the local bird population filmed by a local resident.

Combined admission is £4 for adults and free for children. For more information about opening hours call 01162 478321.