Ellicar Gardens Opens for National Garden Scheme Charities

Ellicar Gardens, near Doncaster, opens its garden gates to raise money for the National Garden Scheme charities on Sunday 18th September 1-5pm.

The 5-acre family and wildlife gardens are full of late summer perennials and grasses, at their peak in September.

Garden lovers and Wildlife enthusiasts alike will enjoy exploring Ellicar’s naturalistic borders overflowing with beautiful plants and wildlife.

The famous Natural Pool still has its water lilies in flower and its crystal clear water is attracting swallows and dragonflies.

New areas of the gardens this year include a gravel beach around the pool, with alpines and carpeting thymes; a white border and a beautiful molinia avenue in flower now.

There is plenty of fun for families, with children’s activities and the chance to explore Ellicar’s school garden, willow maze and creepie crawlie walk.

Visitors can also say hello to the Murch’s menagerie of Rare Breed Pets, including the friendly Golden Guernsey Goat herd, native ponies, pigs and poultry. 

Other attractions include chatting to Yorkshire Dragon Fly Group, a local Bee Keeper, Lincolnshire Willow Weaver, Lincolnshire Cut Flower Grower, a Gardener’s Market with Plant Sales and a Garden Raffle.

Delicious home made teas and refreshments are served all afternoon in the gardens by the 2nd Ranskill Scouts.

Sheffield 13 Brass Ensemble will be entertaining visitors during the afternoon.

Admission Adults £4.00 Children Free.

All proceeds at the gate to support the NGS charities including Cancer UK, Macmillan, Hospice UK, Parkinsons.


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