Froyle gardeners are putting the finishing touches to eight beautiful gardens which open this weekend between 2pm and 5.30pm. 

They promise there will be much to see – and have urged visitors to wear comfy shoes!

The summer flowers are just emerging – roses, peonies, sweet peas, irises and a whole variety of alliums. There are vegetable plots and soft fruit cages, ponds and lakes, greenhouses and potting sheds, wildflower meadows, fine views over the countryside and plenty of seats where visitors can sit and soak up the atmosphere. 

A spokesman said: “If you enjoyed watching the Chelsea Flower Show on television, come and see some real gardens and meet some real gardeners and hear about their triumphs and disasters.

Beautiful gardens are in good supply in Froyle. Picture order no: AD24-33-18

“Each garden is very different, reflecting the personality of the owner, so there is something for every taste from the well-ordered to the wild. 

“There will be plants to buy, ideas to take a way and delicious teas served in the village hall in Lower Froyle. The village is famous for its baking.

“Froyle is a lovely village just off the A31 midway between Alton and Farnham. Visitors should make for GU34 4LG and parking is on the recreation ground in Lower Froyle. 

“Maps will be provided so people won’t get lost and tickets, which cost £10, can be used on both days. 

“Children under 12 are free. Well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.”

All the money raised will go to the National Garden Scheme, which supports a variety of cancer charities including MacMillan and Marie Curie.