With spring starting to blossom, a number of gardens across the county are opening their gates for charity.

The Worcestershire National Garden Scheme has an array of green landscapes to welcome visitors this April.

Overbury Court is a historic 10-acre garden experience, set amidst the picturesque Cotswold village.


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The garden is complete with expansive lawns, lily ponds and grand plane trees.

Admission is £5 per person, with children allowed in for free, on Sunday (April 7) from 10am to 4pm.

The south side of the house has mixed borders and intricate yew hedging, overseeing its large lawn with a reflection pool and yew topiary.

A long mixed border runs parallel to the pool, with colours of silver and gold leading to the pool house.

Evesham's Winchester House's horticultural charm will be on display on Saturday 27 and Sunday, April 28, and then again on Saturday 18 and Sunday, May 19 from 1pm to 5pm.

Admission is £5 with children entering for free.

Here Hostas, tree lilies and agapanthus flourish, surrounding the circular lawns and a brick tiered water feature.

Those who love the rustic touch can visit the two ponds, connected by a running stream amidst the woodland.

The 30-acres of Spetchley Park near Worcester can be explored on Sunday (April 7) between 10.30am and 5pm.

Tucked away from the main road, the Victorian site belongs to the Berkeley family, and features a collection of plant treasures spanning every corner of the globe.

For a more serene outing, the Alpine Garden Society in Pershore hosts a variety of plants which are easy to grow in contemporary gardens.

The garden will be open on Saturday, April 13, Saturday 4 and Wednesday, May 15 from 11am to 4pm.

The Walled Garden off Fort Royal Hill will be open on Saturday 13 and Wednesday, April 17 from 1pm to 5pm, offers some respite amid the city.

Housing mature Mulberry, Medlar and Quince trees and a plethora of rare herbs, the 19th-century garden has been celebrated in The Cotswold Life and Worcestershire Now magazines.

Admission is £5 for adults, with children entering free.