BRIARFIELD GARDENS in Burton will open to the public this Sunday from 2-5pm.
Tucked into the south side of Burton Wood, the gardens provide a sheltered environment for many specialist plants.
Organiser Liz Carter said: “The main garden in 1.5 acres has maturing trees and shrubs. Carpets of spring flowers bloom under magnolias, camellias and species rhododendron. There are colourful early alpines which catch your attention.
“Many of these unusual plants can be bought at the plant sale in the home garden. Come early if you want something special!
“Then enjoy the more formal 0.5-acre garden with terraces, ponds and a woodland glade.”
There will be a free art exhibition from 11am and afternoon teas at Rake Cottage.
The gardens are opening as part of the National Gardens Scheme and the entry (children free) plus the plant sale profits will go to selected charities including Macmillan Cancer Relief and Marie Curie Cancer Care. Proceeds from the teas will go to Claire House.