SEVEN immaculate gardens in Whichford and Ascott will be opened to the public on Sunday June 14 as part of the National Gardens Scheme that raises money for cancer nursing charities.

One of the gardens to be presented to the public courtesy of Mr and Mrs Simon Herrtage is Whichford House, a former Queen Anne Rectory in the heart of Whichford village. Visitors can admire the thoughtful planting beneath mature trees that edge lovingly cared-for lawns while gazing out over breathtaking views.

Throughout all the gardens on show will be a myriad of colour among the herbaceous borders and plenty to see among the marginals in the ponds and lakes.

At Whichford House garden visitors will be able to muse among the shrubs and flowers while musical arrangements will be going on in the background in the form of a traditional jazz band, the Frenchmen Street Quartet, in the green amphitheatre.

Teas will be served on the terrace and there will be a trail and quiz for children which will link all the gardens and offer a prize for the quiz winner.

Plants will also be on sale. The gardens will be open between 2pm and 5.30pm