A farmer is set to give something back to the charities that helped his family by opening a garden in memory of his beloved late wife.

Emyr Wigley is known for the Old Stackyard Blues, his charity pedigree herd of British Blues that he established as a tribute to Evelyn who died with cancer in 2016 aged 69.

This Sunday (July 4), Emyr is throwing open the gates of a beautiful garden that was developed by his wife to raise money for RABI and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Emyr's incredible fundraising efforts have seen him raise more than £80,000 since 2017, and he is now hoping to raise more than £1,000 from this weekend's event.

County Times: Evelyn's GardenEvelyn's Garden

"It's all about a blaze of colour," Emyr said.

"Now 75, I live on my memories but that does not prevent me recently climbing to the top of Snowdon. I split most of my time between the garden and the herd.

"As ‘caretaker’ it is my pleasure to maintain the spectacular gardens developed by my wife; which is an extravaganza of hundreds of plants in three-quarters of an acre, including 70 roses, 35 hydrangeas, dozens of penstemons and hundreds of geraniums, petunias and fuchsias. Hence the joy of opening the gardens to the public, which of course is another means of supporting my favoured charities."

Emyr is also in the planning process of setting up a Farmer's Night to raise more money for RABI and Ovarian Cancer Action on September 4, which he said is "something to cheer the farmers up".

'Evelyn's Garden' will be open at the The Old Stackyard, Deytheur, Llansantffraid (SY22 6TB) from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, July 4. Entry costs £5 which will include cold refreshments and cakes. Parking available.