Linden Homes is supporting the Village Open Gardens, in aid of Church funds.

Homebuilder swaps bricks and mortar for flora and fauna

FLOWER power is coming to Nassington, as floral fans gear up for the Northamptonshire village’s horticultural highlight.

This summer sees the return of the Nassington Open Gardens event, which will again be boosting church funds.

The biennial event has seen dozens of local people throw open their gardens to hundreds of visitors since its launch in 1997 – which has in turn raised thousands of pounds for Nassington Church.

Helping the event to blossom even more for 2011 is new homes developer Linden Homes Midlands. The company will be sponsoring the open gardens – which come in all shapes and sizes with an abundance of flora, fauna and amazing colour – for a second time.

Linden Homes has a long association with Northamptonshire, currently through its own prestigious development Whittington’s Meadow.

This years event will see around 22 gardens offering inspiration and enjoyment to visitors from Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and beyond - ranging from small cottage and courtyard gardens, to larger landscaped gardens and the village’s Prebendal Manor.

There will be many other village attractions through the weekend of July 9 and 10 from between 12 noon and 6pm.

Linden Homes sales and marketing director Steve Garton said: “This is a great opportunity for us to give something back to the local community, which stages this highly popular event to raise money for the church.

“We are very proud to once again be involved with the Nassington Open Gardens, and appreciate how much hard work goes into the preparing for this widely-attended event – not to mention the many keen gardeners who showcase their pride and joy.”

David Laking (Chairman Open Gardens Committee) said: “We are thrilled to have Linden Homes on board once again. We recognise how well the development blends into the village and surrounding countryside and are look forward to welcoming the residents of Whittington’s Meadow to the event.”

Nassington Church will be open on both days, with displays by local groups and a range of stalls and other attractions, including refreshments and homemade cakes.