Open gardens for charity

marton cum grafton open garden
marton cum grafton open garden

The gardens of Alborough near Boroughbridge will be opening to the public to raise money for charity.

This Sunday, June 19 a number of gardens will be open to help funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and St Andrews Church. There will also be a chance for visitors to look around the church and the Roman Museum.

Teas will be available in the village hall where there plants will be on sale.

The gardens will be open from 2pm to 5pm with entry costing £3.50 for adults and children going free.

Another village opening its gardens to the public is Marton-cum-Grafton.

Next Sunday, June 26, more than 16 gardens will be open between 11am and 5pm. Art work, games on the Green and home-made teas will be on offer.

There will also be a chance to see the village’s tiny library, a converted BT phone box which will be decorated for the occasion. A courtesy bus will be provided to take people from one end of the village to the other.

All proceeds will be shared equally between the church, primary school, Memorial Hall and the proposed tennis courts.

Entry to the gardens is £4 for adults with children going free. For more details log onto