Moated castle in open garden

Castle at Flaxbourne Farm, Aspley Guise, open to the public for the NGS.

Castle at Flaxbourne Farm, Aspley Guise, open to the public for the NGS.

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A small moated castle features in a garden which opens to the public this weekend.

Flaxbourne Farm, in Salford Road, Aspley Guise, opens its gates for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday, August 9, between 2pm and 6pm.

Visitors can admire a beautiful and fun garden over three acres, which has been developed with water features, a windmill, modern arches and bridges.

View a lily pond, herbaceous borders and a Greek temple ruin.

There is a recently established three way bridge, planted up with Japanese acers, tree ferns, echiums, bananas and zinnia, creating a tropical garden.

A Japanese garden features a flyover walkway and you can also walk through an inspirational woodland setting. Discover a crow’s nest, crocodiles, a tree house with zip wire for children, and a Roman stone arched gateway. Admission £5, children admitted free and home-made teas will be available.