Village gardens in Yellow Book

Jane Scott's paintings on display
Jane Scott's paintings on display

Two ardent Lillingstone Lovell gardeners are thrilled to have had their gardens accepted by the NGS (National Gardens Scheme).

Jane Scott, of 9 Brookside and David Hilliard, of Glebe Farm, will be opening their gardens to the public on Sunday, June 14 from noon to 5pm, as detailed in the NGS Yellow Book.

Artist blacksmith Nick Packham at work

Artist blacksmith Nick Packham at work

Jane Scott was delighted to discover that her thatched cottage had been chosen by the NGS as the featured photograph on the Buckinghamshire page of the website.

She called the NGS accolade “a fantastic reward for all of the years of hard work and dedication invested in my garden.” And she added: “I am really looking forward to welcoming the NGS followers”.

Jane’s paintings will be on show in her garden and artist blacksmith Nick Packham will be giving a demonstration of blacksmithing.

The Open Gardens Weekend in Lillingstone Lovell has always attracted visitors from outside the immediate area.

David Hilliard and his wife Mary have always enjoyed talking to the many visitors.

David said: “By being featured in the NGS Yellow Book, this should now attract visitors from even farther afield.”

The villagers will be serving their famous afternoon cream teas in the village hall, with delicious home-baked scones and cakes.

Tickets cost £3.50 for both NGS gardens. Under-16s are free and car parking is free.

Lillingstone Lovell is a dog-friendly village. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.