WOULDN'T it be nice to see what other residents are capable of doing with their gardens?

Well, an open garden event in Lymm returning this year allows residents to do exactly that.

Amateur gardeners open up their gardens across the village to visitors and after being interrupted by coronavirus, organisers can’t wait to get it back going.

There will be 11 gardens open on Sunday, July 3, most of which are within a reasonable walking or cycling distance. They all vary in style, form and structure.

All of the ticket money goes to St. Rocco’s and each garden supports a charity of their choice and sells refreshments.

Children are welcome and there is a school and a nursery opening its gardens up too.

Organiser, Julie Fairhurst, said: “This is an annual event at the heart of the Lymm community that we are thrilled to see returning after Covid restrictions have eased.

“We have eleven beautiful gardens for people to wander around and enjoy this year.

“We hope that all of our visitors have a wonderful time admiring the talents of our local gardeners and of course, enjoying refreshments along the way.”

Tickets – which include a map of the gardens – are on sale at the box office in Lymm village hall or online at www.lymmfestival.org.