Enjoy the plants and wildlife of two local couples as part of the National Open Garden scheme

Kenilworth House open as part of the National Garden Scheme.

Kenilworth House open as part of the National Garden Scheme. - Credit: Archant

Two country gardens are open in the Fens for The National Gardens Scheme which raises money for charity.

Wisbech St Mary open garden.

Wisbech St Mary open garden. - Credit: Archant

One is in Wisbech St Mary and one at Walton Highway where visitors can enjoy looking around the gardens and afterwards have refreshments all to bring in funds for good causes.

The Wisbech St Mary home is at Clear View, Cross Lane, where Margaret and Graham Rickard have created a haven for wildlife in their 1½ acre garden. Meadow, lake and orchard are alive with singing birds and busy insects. The borders, with many old fashioned plants, are full of colour and scent.

The garden is open on Saturday and Sunday May 30 and 31 from 10.30am-5.30pm. Admission £3. Home-made teas available.

For details call 01945 410724 or email magsrick@hotmail.com.

Wisbech St Mary open garden.

Wisbech St Mary open garden. - Credit: Archant


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Kenilworth Smallholding is also open at West Drove North, Walton Highway

The delightful country garden and smallholding belongs to John and Marilyn Clarke.

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The garden is set around ancient Bramley apple trees and has large ponds with plenty of wildlife. The smallholding has sheep, and goats, and a tree lined path to an orchard of dessert apples. There is also a Japanese garden and herb bed.

As an added attraction John and Marilyn have created a display of photos, maps and artefacts showing the archeology and development of the site.

The garden is a Wisbech in Bloom award winner.

It is open on Sunday May 31 from 11am-5pm. £4. Children free. Light refreshments available.

Visitors are also welcome by arrangement from March to October. Call 07884 491105 or email bookings@kenilworthhouse.co.uk or visit www.kenilworthhouse.co.uk.

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