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Gumley ready for open gardens

One of South Leicestershire’s “most picturesque villages” will be opening its gardens next month.

Gumley’s bi-annual open gardens day will be held on Sunday, July 7, from 11am to 5pm, with proceeds going to the upkeep of the 14th century St Helen’s Church and the Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

There will be 11 gardens open, with some offering themes, including a garden railway and Pimm’s, while another will have a plant stall.

Morning coffee and afternoon cream teas will be served in the Village Hall along with stalls selling books, home-made cakes and children’s toys, while there will also be a grand raffle.

A History of Gumley Exhibition and Gumley Hall display will be held in one of the gardens and The Bell Inn will also be open.

All parking will be at the top of the village near the church, which will also be open on the day. Blue badge spaces will be available, but visitors are asked to avoid street parking.

Penny March, the village’s open gardens coordinator, said:


“Join us for an opportunity to visit one of the most picturesque villages in South Leicestershire. Back after a break, this is our 18th year, and many stunning gardens will be open, some with views towards Foxton Locks and the Langtons.”

The cost will be £5 for adults, which includes entrance to the gardens and a guide leaflet, while under 16s get in for free if accompanied. The postcode for the village is LE16 7RU.

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