Public-spirited gardeners will be digging deep to help raise money towards the upkeep of two Fenland churches during a series of Open Garden events.
The owners of ten different gardens will be opening them on various dates throughout the summer in aid of St Peter’s and St Mary’s churches in March.
The gardens are listed in a free leaflet that is available at both churches and other outlets in the town, including the library and museum.
The first to open to visitors will be Middle Fen Farm, 257 Whittlesey Road, March, this Saturday, April 30, from 2pm until 5pm.
The three-acre garden, at the home of Liz and Joel Grieco, has a river frontage and a good selection of trees. It makes a lovely spot for a springtime walk, finishing with tea and cakes.
Then, on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2, Andrew Clarke will be welcoming visitors to share his delightful small town garden at 24 Gordon Avenue, from 2pm to 5pm.
Refreshments will be on offer in his conservatory overlooking the garden.
Further open garden dates are – May 21: George and Margery Payne, Middle Road, 10am to 12pm, coffee and cakes and plants for sale.
June 25: Rev Jenny Webb, 3 Wherry Close, 10am to 12pm, 2.30pm lunch, 2pm to 4pm ice creams. Margaret Dunham, 7 Wherry Close, 10am to 12pm coffee, 2pm to 4pm cream teas. John and Anne Hill, 5 Wherry Close.
July 7 and 8: Paul and Maria Nielsen Bom, 45 Henson Road, 12pm to 4pm, refreshments.
August 12: Revd Andrew and Pamela Smith, St Peter’s Rectory, 10.30am to 4.30pm, refreshments.