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11th May 2022

At least half the monies will go to the ongoing red cross Ukraine appeal

SATURDAY 14 MAY. 1 - 3.30 pm.
CHARLOCK FARM, Abthorpe, NN12 8TW.
Contact: Caroline Brocklehurst, 07770 930482
Entry: £5 joint ticket with Boxes Farm
Created over the last 25 years this garden has a beautiful herbaceous border to the south and wildflower orchard to the east of the house. A ha-ha at the bottom of the garden gives uninterrupted views of fields with mares and foals.  Visit in conjunction with: 

SATURDAY 14 MAY. 1 - 3.30 pm.
BOXES FARM, Slapton, Towcester, NN12 8PE.
By kind permission of Mary and James Miller,  07871 197 258.
Garden created over the last 30 years, originally with help from Roddy Llewellyn, from a wild overgrown space full of weeds, concrete paths and debris. A series of small hedged rooms with different plantings, peony garden, herbaceous border, Wild Edric rose border, grasses garden and verandah garden. Wheelchair access. No Dogs. 

SATURDAY 14 MAY. 2-4pm.
Plant sale at Slapton Manor Farm with teas served by the Church. St Botolphs has wonderful medieval wall paintings with a large St. Christopher on the North wall.

SUNDAY 12 June. 2.30 - 5pm.
LOIS WEEDON HOUSE, Weedon Lois, Towcester, NN12 8PJ.
By kind permission of Lady Greenaway [email protected] tel. 01327 860472.              
Entry: £5. Wheelchair access. Refreshments

Fine large garden with established herbaceous borders, mature trees, peony border, pond and views over open countryside.

Lady Greenaway’s son, Sir Thomas Greenaway will open his studio from 3 - 4pm to showcase his wonderful collection of stones he uses for his Pietra Dura, the only maistro in the country doing this work today.

SATURDAY 2 AND SUNDAY 3 JULY, 2-5 pm both days. 
Church Cottage, Glapthorn, PE8 5BE.
By kind permission of Ursula Buchan  
Entrance £5 

A well-stocked garden with herbaceous borders and interesting collection of trees. The garden has been developed, within the last 30 years, from a cottage garden with a large Christmas tree plantation. There are now native and ornamental trees, (including  nine kinds of Tilia), shrub borders, a fruit cage, small mixed orchard, two cedar greenhouses (recently renovated), raised beds for vegetables, hornbeam and yew hedges, lawns and a variety of flower beds.  Limited wheelchair access. Dogs on leads please.

The church will be open and filled with Ukraine-themed floral arrangements. Home-made teas in the village hall. 

TUESDAY 12 JULY, 6.30 pm.
Coton Manor gardens, NN6 8RQ.  
Special evening opening with drinks and canapes.   
Tickets £20 each, please book & pay in advance to British Red Cross  60-00-01, 90352556
Ref: 46055 Coton Gardens.     
By kind permission of Ian and Susie Pasley-Tyler. 

Large garden with colourful borders of clever and unusual planting, interesting water features, woodland, water garden, bog garden, wildflower meadow and bluebells. The garden at Coton Manor dates back to the 1920s. Ducks, bantams and flamingos wander freely in the lower part of the garden and longhorn cows graze in the surrounding fields. There is a well stocked plant nursery and small garden shop.

Wyndham House, Church Stowe, NN7 4SG.
By kind permission of Sir Peter and Lady Ellwood.      
Entrance £5.

A beautiful garden with lakeside walk and exceptional views over the surrounding countryside. The garden has several lawns, water features and ancient trees. There has been a considerable planting done in a new formal garden - formerly a disused tennis court.  In the field below the house, a 4-acre lake has been created, with extensive planting undertaken.

Tea and cakes are available in the boat house for an additional £5 per person, children free, but must be booked in advance with Lady Ellwood  [email protected]

The church will also  be open with its fine Nicholas Stone tomb of Lady Elizabeth Carey (Mrs. Danvers) c. 1617-18 commissioned during her lifetime. 

Please email Mary Miller for any further information on the above: [email protected]

Parking for each location will be signposted

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