Spofforth to host open gardens tour

open gardens will be held in Spofforth on Sunday, June 26 from 1-5pm.

So far ten villagers have agreed to open gardens of various sizes and descriptions, including the historic old rectory, with Yorkshire tea and home made cakes and buns on offer.

There will also be wine, beer and pimms.

Notable features at the rectory are a horse chestnut tree which was planted in 1704 to commemorate Malborough’s victory at the battle of Blenheim - and the opening of a tunnel which may or may not have been connected to All Saints Church.

Tickets will be £5 for the tour, or £2.50 for the rectory only, available form Hilary Chilton on 01937 590 606, John Stanley on 01937 591 154, Heather Pollard on 01937 590 320 as well as G&M News, The Hairbelle or The Castle pub.