Eaton Hall gardens open day takes place this Sunday (August 28) as scheduled despite the recent death of the Duke of Westminster who lived there most of his life.
The event, held from 10.30am until 5.30pm, takes place on the Eaton estate at Eccleston, near Chester , four times a year to raise thousands of pounds for local charities.
Gates will open at 10am for parking only and the last admission will be at 4.30pm.
There will be no specific outlet for people to express their grief or leave floral tributes following the death of the sixth Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 64, on Tuesday August 9.
He suffered a heart attack at his Abbeystead estate home near Lancaster and was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital but sadly died.
Members of the public are advised that a memorial service is taking place later this year, with details to be announced, where people will be able to pay their respects. Personal messages of condolence will be passed on to the family and can be sent by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A statement released by the Grosvenor Estate read: “As always at garden open days, no members of the Grosvenor family will be at home; however, they welcome visitors to come and enjoy the gardens for the last open day event of the year and to help raise awareness and vital funds for this year’s supported charities.”
This year’s beneficiaries are Girlguiding Cheshire Forest, NEWCIS, Hospice of the Good Shepherd and the Three Villages Project.
Entry costs £7 per adult, £2 for children and £16 for a family. The event is cash only and no cards are accepted, with all proceeds to charity.
In 2015, the four open days raised £49,500 for good causes with almost 10,000 visitors passing through the gates.