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A CHANCE to visit two country gardens while raising money for worthy causes will be available next weekend.

The National Garden Scheme is opening two lovely local gardens on Saturday, April 28, in support of nursing charities including Marie Curie and Macmillan Nurses.

Eight acres of formal and walled gardens at Gunby Hall, near Spilsby, will be open from 11am to 5pm, giving visitors a chance to stroll around Alfred Lord Tennyson’s ‘Haunt Of Ancient Peace’.

The National Trust owned property boasts herbaceous borders, a kitchen garden, fruit trees, a sweeping lawn and many more enchanting surroundings.

And from 1pm until 7pm on the same day, Willow Cottage at Gravel Pit Lane, Burgh-le-Marsh will be providing visitors with the rare chance to enjoy the usually private gardens.

Owners Bob and Karen Ward have created a ‘Tom Sawyer Adventure’ with wooden paths and bridges, over ponds and streams amid a ‘therapeutic haven’ of glades and peaceful gardens.

Admission to Gunby Hall costs £4 or £2 for children. For more details call 01754 890102.

Admission to Willow Cottag costs £3, no charge for children. For more details call 01754 811450.