BURTON Village attracted hundreds of visitors when one of its most popular gardens was opened to the public.
Briarfield in The Rake – set in two acres in the heart of the village – drew a string of compliments from both novice and experienced gardeners.
A total of £2,572 was raised for charity with more than £2,000 going to Macmillan Cancer Support and the Marie Curie Foundation through the National Gardens Scheme.
Nearly £500 will go to Claire House, the Clatterbridge based children’s hospice which the gardens have supported for many years.
Liz Carter, a retired research scientist, is the owner and driving force behind the event, and has attracted a team of local volunteers to help her stage the event which has been featured on BBC television.
She said: “We were so fortunate with the weather and I was delighted that so many people turned up, many who had driven more than 25 miles to join us.”
Her garden features scores of species of flowers, trees and plants from all over the world and also includes water features, an orchard and a barbecue area.
“Now we’re turning our attention to our mid-summer event at Briarfield on Sunday June 28 when visitors will be able to see an even wider abundance of plants.”