GARDEN gates in Worcester and beyond will be thrown open this weekend as part of the National Garden Scheme.

The scheme has four more gardens for visitors: a historic walled garden in Worcester, Hiraeth in Droitwich, a classically formal garden in Evesham and a totally tropical garden in Stourport.

The Walled Garden at 6, Rose Terrace, off Fort Royal Hill in Worcester is open on Saturday, June 26, and Saturday, July 3.

A peaceful oasis of colour and tranquillity, this organically managed 19th-century garden enjoys mature mulberry, medlar and quince trees as well as rare herbs.

The garden will be open from 1pm-5pm on both days (admission £4, children free) and teas will be available.

On Sunday, June 27, Hiraeth at 30, Showell Road, Droitwich, has an oasis of colour in a garden not to be missed.

It has a 200-year old stile and a 300-year-old olive tree as well as an assortment of unusual sculptures.

There will be plants for sale and 'silver service’ teas.

The garden will be open from 2pm-5pm (admission £3.50, children free).

On the same day at 3, Oakhampton Road, in Stourport-on-Severn, there's a tropical feel to a garden, which has gradually taken shape over the last five years.

Plants include palms from around the world, with tree ferns, bananas and as many other strange and unusual plants from warmer climes that would normally be considered difficult to grow here, as well as a pond and small waterfall.

It's not a large garden but a small space packed with ideas.

Teas and plants will be for for sale and the garden will be open from 10am-6.30pm (admission £4.50, children free).

Finally, in Evesham on Saturday and Sunday, Long Hyde House in Long Hyde Road, South Littleton, Evesham opens its gates.

A beautiful one-acre garden with far-reaching views of the Cotswolds includes a formal rose garden and a knot garden leading to two ponds in the herb garden.

Extensive lawns and borders with a wide range of shrubs, flowers and topiary and two large terraces giving all year round interest.

A giant chess set is surrounded by dark and white planting and a honey locust tree dominates the main lawn.

A medlar tree can be found in the large vegetable garden and many hanging baskets and tubs flower throughout the summer.

Home-made teas will be on offer both days and the garden will be open from 1pm-5pm (admission £5, children free).

Originally set up in 1927 to support district nurses, the National Garden Scheme now raises millions of pounds for nursing and health charities each year.

Of course, you don't have to be a member of the scheme to share the glories of your gardens looking stunning and we'd live to help you show off your gardens in all their glory – flowers, vegetables, fruit, and all – and if you’d like to include yourself in the picture, that’s even better.

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