Gardens in bloom for good causes

Renishaw Hall . Camelia  blooms
Renishaw Hall . Camelia blooms
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SPRING is well and truly on the way at a stately home in Derbyshire.

And Renishaw Hall is throwing open its gates as part of the National Gardens Scheme’s annual fundraising drive to raise money for good causes to celebrate.

The stunning woodland camellia walk is open to the public from 10.30am until 4.30pm tomorrow.

The hall, which is the ancestral home of the Sitwell family, has stunning gardens including formal Italianate areas divided into ‘rooms’ with yew hedges, bluebell woods, magnolias and rhododendrons.

There is also a separate children’s garden with a willow tunnel, maze and trails.

The National Gardens Scheme was established in 1927 and sees gardens all over the country opened up to the public for a small entry fee.

Charities supported include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices and Crossroads Caring for Carers.

For more information about gardens open in Derbyshire this summer, pick up a leaflet at tourist information centres, libraries, nurseries and garden centres or call Irene Dougan on 01335 370958.

Entrance to the Renishaw garden is £3 for adults and children get in free.