Wold Top Brewery garden

A popular East Yorkshire Yellow Book garden that is home to an award-winning brewery is opening for charity on June 3 and 4.

The opening of the Wold Newton, Driffield garden, Hunmanby Grange, coincides with the annual open weekend for Wold Top Brewery and the National Garden Scheme Festival Weekend that will see more than 400 gardens opening to the public.

Entry costs £5 for children and is free for children. Visitors will be able to tour the beautiful and interesting garden that Gill Mellor has created, despite its exposure to the elements and a challenging soil.

Gill will be on hand to share her stories about how the garden has evolved over a quarter of a century into a series of gardens that have been developed depending on shelter, aspect, views and need.

Children will be free to explore the wild and wooded parts of the garden and the garden’s lawns will be available for visitors to picnic on.

There will be plants on sale and refreshments will be provided by local artisan business, Field and Forage, whose cattle graze in Hunmanby Grange’s dale.

Visitors to the brewery will see where and how the ales are made and will be able to talk to the brewery team about what makes Wold Top’s beer special. The brewery talks will be wheelchair accessible.

Brewery owner and trained horticulturalist, Gill, said: “We’re delighted to support the work of the National Garden Scheme over 20 years and to share our garden with people of all ages. Visitors will also be able to see the stunning location that clients of our wedding and events venue, Muddy Souls Events, benefit from.”

Nursing charities

The gardens and the brewery will be open between 11am and 5pm on both days and proceeds from the entry money will go via the National Garden Scheme to charity. St Cuthbert’s church, in neighbouring Burton Fleming, will benefit from the proceeds from teas and coffees.

The National Garden Scheme was founded in 1927 to help fund the essential work of district nurses. Ninety years on, its volunteers continue to raise money for a group of national nursing charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support.

The National Garden Scheme helps ordinary people open their extraordinary gardens to raise money through admissions, teas and slices of cake. In the last ten years alone, supporters have donated nearly £25 million.

Last year, Hunmanby Grange’s open weekend raised over £3,000 for National Garden Scheme charities.