A mansion house, which contains luxury apartments, will open its gate for a national horticultural scheme.

Netherby Hall, which is a Grade 2 mansion house in Netherby, near Longtown, will be taking part in the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 1st May

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Guernsey, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

A spokesperson from Netherby Hall said: "Netherby's spectacular walled garden and grounds are the centre for fruit and veg production and ornamental flower growing for cutting and display.

"Both offer a gorgeous space for recreation that is only available to guests staying on-site except for the occasional event or open day.

"The grounds encompass a Walled Garden, pond garden, pleasure grounds, stumpery, outer raised beds, a wildflower meadow and rill, lawns, a Haha and woodland."

The entire site itself is also rich in history, being centred around a 16th century pele tower, with later additions in the 17th, 18th and 19th century.

The hall is built on the site of a Roman fort known as 'Castra Exploratorum', and it is believed that some sections of the house have been built using some of the fort stones.

Refreshments will be available on the day.

A tearoom will be open in the Orangery serving tea, coffee, soup and cakes.

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