Spalding open garden for air ambulance

Chris and Gill Eley in their garden. Photo: SG120613-237TW
Chris and Gill Eley in their garden. Photo: SG120613-237TW

Chris and Gill Eley have opened their delightful garden in Low Fulney to the public in the past.

That was in 2013, when the couple raised an amazing £4,500 for Help for Heroes.

They have decided to open the garden at their home in Kellett Gate to the public once again, this time to raise money for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.

The open garden is to be held on the weekend of June 20 and 21 (10am to 7pm both days).

It’s an expansive garden, every corner revealing some hidden feature or unusual plant.

At the front is a large, formal garden, and to the rear of the house is a large area filled with pots and hanging baskets, of fuchsias, begonias and roses.

There are attractive stone figures and urns, flower beds and borders, a rockery, fish pond and waterfall, as well as a frog pool and vegetable garden.

Chris hasn’t been idle since the public last visited the garden he created from a field when the family home was built there in 1972.

He says new garden features for this year include a topiary garden and an alpine area.

There are ample places to sit in a peaceful corner and reflect on the garden – or to enjoy the teas, coffees, cakes and other food that will be available.

In addition, they will be selling plants, vegetables and cakes, all in aid of a good cause that helps local people.