Free flower display at Doncaster country house, with visitors urged to donate to NHS

A Doncaster country house’s annual spring flower display is being made free this year – with visitors urged to donate to the NHS in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Darren Burke
Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 10:24 am

Hodsock Priory near Blyth will open its gates from April 26-30 for its annual bluebell display.

The grounds will be open from 11am-3pm each day for visitors to enjoy the floral displays in the grounds of the historic manor.

Owner Sir Andrew Buchanan said: “This year we unfortunately will not be offering refreshments on site but you're still most welcome to enjoy a picnic in the gardens.

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Hodsock Priory.

"After the difficult year we've all faced, we will not charge admission - we are welcoming donations.”

And Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been selected by Hodsock as its charity partner.

A spokesman said: “Visitors will be able to have their spirits lifted by strolling around the lovely bluebell filled woodland and beautiful gardens, whilst enjoying the lovely sights, sounds and scents of nature.”