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Syderstone Old Rectory reveals secret garden in National Gardens Scheme





A secret garden will be opened to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).

On Sunday The Old Rectory on Creake Road, Syderstone, will open its gates revealing its secret garden.

Behind a white gate in an ancient red brick wall, visitors will find a charming old style rectory garden which was designed in 1999 by award winning medallist Arne Maynard.

The Old Rectory secret garden will be open to the public on Sunday as part of the National Gardens Scheme
The Old Rectory secret garden will be open to the public on Sunday as part of the National Gardens Scheme

It has a parterre of English shrub roses, herbaceous beds, shrubbery and orchard as well as lawns, box, yew, beech and hornbeam hedging, pleached crab apple, wisteria, a vegetable garden and a riot of climbing roses.

Tom White, a keen plantsman, has been working for the last few months alongside his local team, Eddie and Matthew, to get the garden into tip-top condition.

Mr White said: ‘We have been opening the garden on and off since 2006, when we moved in.

The Old Rectory in Syderstone will reveal its secret garden
The Old Rectory in Syderstone will reveal its secret garden

“We are very lucky to live here in Syderstone and happy to share our garden for the benefit of the whole community as well as NGS visitors who travel to see it.

“The refreshments team from St Mary’s Church will be here with teas, coffees, cakes and rolls so it will be a great opportunity to get together and meet friends, neighbours and other keen gardeners.”

The money raised from admission fees will go to NGS charities and the refreshments proceeds will go to St Mary’s Church, Syderstone.

Visit here for information.

It is open from 11am-5pm and admission is £5 for adults and children enter for free.



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