For many of us visiting one of the National Garden Scheme’s beautiful gardens is one of the highlights of the Summer, and as we start to embrace the new ‘normal’ we thought we’d share some good news from one of our key supporters:

Laskey Farm opens its garden each year under the National Garden Scheme (NGS), with typically around 800 visitors raising up to £12,000.

Now that there is a slight easing of lockdown the NGS has issued guidelines to allow the safe opening of larger gardens, so they have decided to open the garden every Thursday and Saturday in the June to August period (starting Thursday 11th June) to individuals or households by appointment between 1pm and 5pm each day.

There are 1.5 acres of mature garden as well as cold and warm water ponds, a treehouse, a variety of fish, turtles and chickens, plants for sale and a kids’ treasure hunt, so plenty to see and do.

Whilst unable to offer the usual delicious teas, they welcome guests bringing their own refreshments plus a rug to sit on, and will supply gazebos if it is not too windy.

Access is strictly by appointment to allow them to comply with social distancing and to control numbers in the garden, and whilst they do have plenty of car parking they would prefer it if people made their visit part of their daily walk or cycle ride if at all possible.

 Admission (payable in cash) is £5 per adult (children under 16 free). NB no change given

All proceeds to the NGS who are understandably focusing on nursing charities this year

Please call Howard on 07785-262478 or e mail on howardplatt@lockergroup.com, to book your visit