Grasby garden continues to grow as closure allows revamp time

Garden owners are making good use of time at home - and the good weather - to take extra care of their outside spaces.

Mill Farm Garden, Grasby. Picture by Mike Boothman EMN-200418-112738001

None more so than Mike and Helen Boothman, who ordinarily at this time of year would be welcoming visitors to the magnificent Mill Farm Garden at Grasby.

Set within 3.5 acres, the garden has an elevated position with panoramic views across the North Lincolnshire Wolds and the Ancholme Valley.

Usually the garden is open to the public every Thursday and Sunday, as well as bank holidays throughout the summer.

Mill Farm Garden, Grasby. Picture by Mike Boothman EMN-200418-112830001

There are also regular group visits throughout the year.

For the past 12 years, the garden has been included in the ‘yellow book’, opening for the National Garden Scheme, and for the past five years for Lindsey Lodge Hospice, raising several thousands of pounds.

The garden is tended solely by Mike and Helen, which keeps them very busy.

Helen said: “We are closed obviously at the moment because of Covid-19 and we miss welcoming visitors, but we hope people will enjoy seeing these pictures of what the garden looks like at the moment.

Mill Farm Garden, Grasby. Picture by Mike Boothman EMN-200418-113026001

“The closure has allowed us to revamp some parts of the garden and catch up with some outstanding jobs.

“One of the things we have done is started a flower cutting garden.”

For more details visit www.millfarmgarden.co.uk

Mill Farm, Grasby EMN-200418-174050001
Mill Farm Garden, Grasby. Picture by Mike Boothman EMN-200418-112955001
Mill Farm Garden, Grasby. Picture by Mike Boothman EMN-200418-112921001