Two gardens in St Albans are set to open to the public for the very first time to raise money for charity.

As the weather improves and heralds the approach of summer, Hazelwood Drive and Cunningham Hill Road garden owners will showcase their private gardens to members of the public at the end of this month.

This is part of The National Gardens Scheme (NGS), which  raises millions of pounds for charity each year, as visitors pay a fee to enjoy a visit to private gardens up and down the country.

Hundreds of garden owners spend many hours preparing their gardens for the special visiting days. Help the Hospices and Macmillan Cancer Support are just two of the charities that have received millions of pounds from the NGS.

122 Hazelwood Drive will open on Saturday, May 17 between 2.30pm and 5.30pm, with a £3 entry and free entry for children.

25 Cunninham Hill Road will open on Sunday, May 25 between 2pm and  5.30pm with £4 entry and free entry for children.

There will be teas available, a plant sale and wheelchair accessibility at both gardens. For more information visit