Benington Lordship Gardens open for May Bank Holiday Monday

PUBLISHED: 19:18 28 May 2017 | UPDATED: 19:18 28 May 2017

Herbaceous borders at Benington Lordship Gardens

Herbaceous borders at Benington Lordship Gardens

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If you are looking for a Spring May Bank Holiday day out, why not visit Benington Lordship Gardens?

Quince blossom at Benington Lordship GardensQuince blossom at Benington Lordship Gardens

Early summer is a particularly good time to visit the gardens at Benington Lordship, near Stevenage.

In May, the herbaceous borders are starting to fill out with new growth, colour is provided by bulbs and biennials that are allowed to seed freely.

Where bulbs have flowered in the spring, the grass is left to grow tall, creating a contrast between formal and wild areas throughout the garden.

This is also a busy time in the kitchen garden, with lots of vegetable to sow and plant as the soil starts to warm up.

At the end of the month the borders often look at their best with fresh new growth and masses of colour.

Benington Lordship Gardens will be open from noon to 4pm on Spring May Bank Holiday Monday, May 29.

Admission costs £5 adults, £2 children under-16, and it is free for under-12s.

There is also free parking.

On the weekend of Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, the gardens will be open again in support of the Benington Garden Festival and the National Gardens Scheme, admission £5.

In addition to Lordship Gardens, there will be 12 other gardens open in the village (£5 entrance fee), with a free minibus running between both ends of the village.

On the Saturday there will be a concert in St Peter’s Church, and Morris dancers at the Lordship Arms pub the following day.

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