Boughton House to open its gardens to visitors

Boughton House, near Geddington
Boughton House, near Geddington

Boughton House has announced its gardens will be open this weekend.

The opening, between 11am and 3pm on Sunday, February 16, will allow visitors to take a look at features including the wilderness woodland and the walled garden.

The woodland was created in the 18th century, while the walled garden is an original feature at the stately home near Geddington.

The lily pond and rose garden – which includes a modern art sculpture called Lifeflow from artist Angela Connor – will also be open, as will Sir David Scott and Valerie Finnis’ garden.

Sir David was the son of Admiral Lord Charles Scott, who settled in the Dower House next to the stables in the 1880s, which was where Sir David lived until his death, aged 99, in 1986.

He developed an outstanding garden with the help of Dorothy, his first wife, and, after her death, his second wife, the renowned garden Valerie Finnis.

Visitors will also be able to have a look around next Sunday, February 23, again from 11am to 3pm.

Tickets are £5 for an adult and £2 for a child.