Explore private gardens in Worcestershire this summer as flowers come into full bloom.

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) has announced more gardens to open to the public next month.

The NGS raises money for nursing and health charities through admissions, tea and cake. 

Nationally, the National Garden Scheme opens over 3,500 private gardens to the public each year.

To find out more information or to book your visit, you can go to the NGS website.

Here are the latest private gardens opening to the public within Worcestershire: 

1. Cowleigh Park Farm - Malvern 

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Cowleigh Park Farm surrounds a Grade II listed timber framed former farmhouse, which is nestled in the shadow of the Malvern Hills.

The one-and-a-half acre garden has views to the adjacent orchards and inc lawns, spring-fed ponds, a waterfall and a stream.

The focus in established beds and borders is to be bee and wildlife friendly, and the garden contains multiple seating areas and a summerhouse.

Homemade teas in aid of Worcester Breast Haven Unit.

The garden will open Saturday, July 15, between 1.30pm and 5pm.

Admission is £5, and children are by donation.

2. Millbrook Lodge, Millham Lane - Alfrick

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Over in Alfrick and set in an area of outstanding natural beauty is the alluring Millbrook Lodge which will be open on Sunday, July 9. 

The three-and-a-half acre garden and woodland were developed by its current owners over 25 years.

It is decorated with large informal flowerbeds planted for year-round interest, from spring flowering bulbs, camellias and magnolias through to asters and dahlias.

Its grounds have various gardens, such as a pond with a stream and bog garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, and a gravel garden.

The garden will open between 1pm and 5pm, and admission is £7, while children go free. 

3. 2 Brookwood Drive - Barnt Green

This garden is divided into different rooms, each with its own themes.

The back garden is dominated by large trees that are underplanted with shade-loving plants, and sunnier areas accommodate colour-themed perennials. In contrast, the lower terrace contains a wildlife pond and bog garden with ferns and astilbes.

Pathways link different zones, leading to an enchanted child’s garden and play area.

The front garden includes a formal white garden, rose border and cutting garden.

Seating areas are interspersed throughout the garden offering shady and sunny vantage points.

The garden will open Sunday, July 9, between 10am and 5pm.

Admission is £5, and children go free.