Villagers open up their gardens

PUBLISHED: 11:42 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:20 06 May 2010

One of the gardens you can visit during the weekend

One of the gardens you can visit during the weekend

ICKLEFORD is all set to give a warm welcome to visitors on Sunday. All-comers are invited along to the picturesque village for its 11th annual open day from noon to 5pm. They will be greeted by residents who have been preparing their gardens to look their

ICKLEFORD is all set to give a warm welcome to visitors on Sunday.

All-comers are invited along to the picturesque village for its 11th annual open day from noon to 5pm.

They will be greeted by residents who have been preparing their gardens to look their best.

Programmes cost £4 (accompanied under 14s free) and are available in advance from Ickleford Stores, or the church lychgate and the gardens on the day. A garden photo quiz costs 50p to enter.

All proceeds from the day will be shared between the church and Mencap.

The Rev Margaret Holford said: "We have some lovely gardens open, as always, this year and we hope as many people as possible will visit them and enjoy the opportunity for refreshments and purchases at the various stalls, as well as the hat competition in church. I am grateful that our village is working so well together to bring such wonderful results."

Places of interest to visit in the village are Ickleford Lavender, Cadwell Farm, Lynburn, at Cadwell, 25 Longmeadow Drive, 87 Arlesey Road, 90 Arlesey Road, 55 Arlesey Road, Freewaters Close, Ickleford Pre-School Garden by the Village Hall, plant stall at 1 Upper Green, Blossom Cottage, Upper Green, Glebe House, Wyatt Close, Top Park, Westmill Lane, 32a Arlesey Road, Hats Off! Competition in St Katharine's Church, 3 Church Path, Clive Cottage, Arlesey Road ("A large family garden - exactly what it looks like on the day depends on the weather, the children, the chickens and the husband!"), Ickleford Village Hall, 9 Longmeadow Drive, Lower Green Farm,

There will be three car parking areas and a Mencap minibus will be operating from the church lychgate to ensure that visitors are able to reach every garden.

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