Roses provide a spectacle at Daws Hall nature reserve

Bunny Grahame (Bunny Campione) is pictured with the roses in flower for the upcoming open day at Da

Bunny Grahame (Bunny Campione) is pictured with the roses in flower for the upcoming open day at Dawes Hall in Lamarsh. - Credit: Archant

An array of stunning pink, yellow and white roses have come into full bloom at Daws Hall, near Bures, just in time for an open day this Sunday.

Aspiring gardeners can pick up a few tips or simply enjoy the spectacle at the eight-acre gardens, which will be open from 1pm to 5pm.

It is the last in a series of open days this year, which have raised funds for Holy Innocents Church at Lamarsh and the National Gardens Scheme.

Earlier this month, several foxglove trees (Paulownia tomentosa), which are seldom seen in East Anglia, came into flower at Daws Hall along with the flowering ash (Fraxinus ornus).

Major Iain Grahame, who owns Daws Hall, said the response from visitors to the gardens had been extremely positive.

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In a letter to Major Grahame, one visitor said: “In the lovely Stour valley there is an oasis of even greater beauty – Daws Hall Nature Reserve.

“The amazing variety of trees, shrubs and flowers and the glimpses of the surrounding countryside make a walk through this reserve a memorable experience.”

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The Daws Hall Reserve and Centre for Outdoor Learning is run and managed by the Daws Hall Trust, a charity established by Major Grahame in 1988 to secure the future of the reserve. This weekend’s open day will be in aid of the Daws Hall Trust.

Cream teas will be available. Entry is £5 for adults and £1 for children over five.

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