AUBOURN Hall, a 17th-century manor house, is opening its beautiful gardens to the public on Sunday, 2nd July, between 10am – 3pm in support of St Barnabas Hospice.
This event will give visitors the rare opportunity to explore the vast gardens that are part of the historic manor built in 1628, which has remained in the Nevile family ever since.
The estate spans twelve acres and boasts a variety of flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees, laid out into sections including woodlands with a prairie garden by the river Witham, a perfumed rose garden, multiple ponds and more.
Rebecca Franks, Director of Patient Care at St Barnabas, said:
“Aubourn Hall only opens its beautiful gardens for charity events, so this is an exclusive chance for the whole family to explore whilst supporting local hospice care.
“We will be hosting a Care for a Cuppa fundraiser, selling refreshments and delicious cakes, gifts such as tea and coffee hampers and items for our upcoming HeART Trail; plus, there will be a tombola with great prizes to win. You can meet St Barnabas staff and volunteers and learn more about their services or how you can support the hospice further.
“Entry will be free for children and £8 per adult, payable at the gate on arrival by cash or card, so there is no need to book tickets in advance. There will also be plenty of free parking available.
“Each year, our charity provides high-quality, free care to over 12,000 people across Lincolnshire, in our Hospice buildings, patients’ own homes and our six Wellbeing Centres. We could not do this without the support of people in our community, so we hope to welcome many people to Aubourn Hall.
“We look forward to seeing you on 2nd July!”
At the time of the event, the gardens will be in full bloom, with the rose garden a particularly special sight to see and smell, wonderful walks through the woodlands and many other areas of the large estate to explore.
Aubourn Hall’s gardens are fully accessible, with disabled parking available.
Ant Portrait, Head Gardener at Aubourn Hall, said:
“We have very limited opening times, so this is a great way of viewing the gardens in the height of summer when the flowers and plants are flourishing.
“We open our gardens to support charities, and St Barnabas was chosen as one of our beneficiaries this season. We want to help raise vital funds and awareness of an incredible charity that has touched the hearts of countless people over four decades through its care for people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness.
“We really look forward to the event; it is our way of saying ‘thank you’ and showing our appreciation. All proceeds of the open gardens will go to St Barnabas.”
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