Plants in the Whittington garden

A picturesque Whittington garden will be opening its gates this weekend to raise money for charity.

The outdoor space at Cross Roads on Huddlesford Lane will welcome visitors tomorrow (2nd July) and Sunday to raise money for the National Garden Scheme Charities, which include Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie.

Last year saw the Whittington open garden raise more than £700.

A spokesperson said:

“This is not your average garden – visitors will be able to wander along grassy paths in 1.3 acres of recently-created, stunning, wildlife-friendly perennial meadows, a large pond, an orchard of 50 heritage fruit trees, a beehive, several wild areas, interesting shrubs, small copse and a polytunnel, together with a more traditional cottage garden area with roses, geraniums and clematis amongst a myriad of other plants.

“Even if you have been before there are new areas and changes to the older ones.

“Many of the meadow areas have been created using seed mixtures from Pictorial Meadows in Sheffield whose creators were responsible for much of the wonderful flower displays at the Olympic Park in Stratford in 2012.”

The garden will be open from midday to 5pm on both days. People are asked to park on Back Lane or Chapel Lane and follow signs along the short distance to the garden.

Admission is £4 for adults with under 16 going free.

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