Folkingham annually opens its gardens to both flower lovers and the curious public. It has a long very wide street, lined on each side by beautiful period buildings, with a large 18th-century inn across the top end. Amongst the fine architecture can be found private gems of gardens that naturally incompass vegetable beds and reclaimed railway sleepers.
There is something timeless about old railway sleepers which allows them to snuggly fit in the most ancient of properties and appear as though they have always been there. In reality they are scarecely products of the Georgian or Elizabethan age, yet they inhabit that world so comfortably, that make one wonder whether there were secret railways many centuries ago!