A private Rickmansworth garden will be opening its gates to raise money for charity today.

Residents are invited to 124 Highfield Way for the event, which is happening as part of the National Gardens Festival Weekend.

More than 350 gardens will be opening across England and Wales for the festival, which aims to raise thousands for the National Gardens Scheme’s beneficiary’s charities, including Marie Curie Cancer Care and Carers Trust.

George Plumptre, National Gardens Scheme chief executive, said: "Exploring a beautiful garden has to be one of the most enjoyable ways of raising money for charity.

"From a grand country estate, to a hidden urban oasis, there’s a Festival garden to suit all tastes. We are looking to entertain many visitors over the Festival Weekend, who will have the double benefit of a great day out, and the chance to contribute to very good causes."

Entry costs £4 and children can get in for free. Refreshments will be available, there is wheelchair access and plants will be on sale.