Village gardens open for charity

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Three sets of village gardens are opening their gates this weekend.

About 15 gardens in Lillingstone Lovell will be open from noon to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday

There will also be many well-loved activities,including flower displays, organists, bell ringing, craft stall, book stall, artist blacksmith, picture framing and conservation studio, bee keeping and honey, plants and wildflowers for sale, a children’s treasure hunt and the début exhibition of Lovell Pop-Up Artists.

Snack lunches, homemade vegetarian soup and refreshments will be served from noon, and afternoon cream teas will be served, with home-baked scones and cakes.

Admission is £5 for all gardens, children under 16 free.

And if you buy a ticket on Saturday, you can get back in free of charge on Sunday.

In Adstock, about 13 gardens will be open from 2pm to 6pm on both days, with tea and cakes.

You will also be able to enjoy tea and cakes in the village hall or stop off at the Pimm’s and ice cream garden.

The Great Horwood Silver Band will be playing between 3pm and 5pm on Sunday, and the Old Lawn Mower Club will be in the church garden.

Lakers of Buckingham will be selling garden items.

Admission is £5 for adults with under-18s free.

Saturday tickets will also be valid for Sunday so you can come back again free of charge if you retain your programme.

Andon Sunday, there are four gardens opening in The Claydons – Claydon Cottage in Botolph Claydon, Inglenooks and The Old Vicarage in East Claydon, and The Old Rectory in Middle Claydon.

Admission is £5, children free, and there will be jhomemade teas in East Claydon Village Hall.

There will be a children’s trail and plant stall at The Old Vicarage.