Cottage to open garden at Burgh le Marsh near Skegness through National Gardens Scheme

Willow Cottage in Burgh le Marsh is set to throw its garden open to the public for three days later this month through the National Gardens Scheme.

The Gravel Pit Lane property, which is the home of Bob and Karen Ward, will open its garden on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21 from 2pm to 5pm each day.

It will also be open every Friday until August 30 from 2pm to 5pm.

The event will feature a ‘Tom Sawyer’ adventure, woodland walks, ponds, bridges, nooks and crannies.

Organisers have described the garden as “a wildlife haven with many tranquil spots to alight and relax”, and “a photographer’s heaven”.

“There is a Victorian greenhouse, vegetable patch, and chickens,” they continued. “Be sure to take tea on the terrace and enjoy delicious home-made cakes from Aunt Polly’s kitchen.

“These remarkably generous garden owners are opening their garden on every Friday until August 30 so there is no excuse to miss this wonderful garden!”

The garden is located roughly six miles west of Skegness and south of the Gunby roundabout on the A158. Sat Nav users should input the postcode PE24 5DW for an accurate location.

Admission is £3 and children go free.

The open garden will also feature home-made teas and produce and there will be plants for sale.

Dogs on short leads are welcome.

Visitors aree also welcome by appointment between Aprril and August, with garden tours at 3pm. Call 01754 811450 for details or visit

The National Gardens Scheme raises over £2.6 million every year for national nursing, gardening and other charitable causes.

It is the single largest benefactor to Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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