SATURDAY, July 27, is the day to visit gardens in Newtown.

Opposite the hospital Bryn Teg is open from 10am until 5pm. What an exciting garden this is!

Created by Novlet Childs to remind her of her childhood in Jamaica. Flowing water and a huge number of exotic plants of all shapes, sizes and vibrant colours create a jungle in Bryn Lane (SY16 2DP).

Admission is £3.50 for adults, children free.

Also open on Saturday, just a short walk from Bryn Teg, is a completely different garden at Ponthafren where you can enjoy tea and cake!

By the side of the River Severn in Long Bridge Street (SY16 2DY), this community gardens, maintained by volunteers is packed with quirky objects and features created from recycled items, flowers, shrubs and vegetables. Open from 10am until 4pm, admission is by donation.

Another garden filled with unusual and quirky features and in a stunning location alongside the infant River Severn, Cuenant, at Llanidloes (SY18 6PW) is open from 1 until 5pm, on Sunday 28th July admission is £4 for adults, children free. As well as a beautiful ornamental garden with herbaceous borders and scented seating areas, the owner, Sharon McCready, has created a haven for wild life by planting 125 trees and 600 hedging plants to help re-wilding and adding a wild life pond.

Also open on Sunday, July 28, is the garden created by plantswoman Sydney Thomas. Sydney has gardened at Fraithwen for more than 30 years and is still introducing new features including a bog garden which is new for this year.

Planted with rare and unusual plants there is something in flower every day of the year.

With beautiful views across the Mongomeryshire country, this garden is a wonderful place to just sit and relax! Fraithwen, Tregynon (SY16 3EW) is open from 2 until 5pm, admission is £4 for adults, children free.

Some Powys gardens also open by arrangement providing visitors with an exclusive opportunity to explore wonderful gardens set in stunning locations, all you need to do is contact the owner and arrange a time to suit you.

Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors the National Garden Scheme are donating £3 million to Nursing and Health Charities in 2019. Would you like to help raise even more funds in 2020?

We are now looking for new gardens to open for our charity next year. If you have a lovely garden and would like to know more why not give Susan Paynton a ring on 01686 650531 and find out more.

Gardens open by arrangement: