The stunning gardens of Tudor Croft in Guisborough will be open again for the next two weekends for all to enjoy.

The gardens, on Stokesley Road, have been cared for and much enhanced by the Heagney family, gardeners and volunteers for more than 70 years. Covering five acres, they are home to thousands of special plants from all over the world which have been collected, labelled and catalogued by Mike Heagney.

This year Tudor Croft will be open over two weekends, June 17 and 18, and 24 and 25, from 11am to 4pm each day. There will be free, attended, well-signposted arrangements for parking.

Entry to the garden is £7.50 with accompanied children free. Wheelchairs are welcome and most paths are accessible. There will be many plants, some very special, available in the garden’s own nursery, plus refreshments on the lawns.

Guisborough’s James McGairy will once again paint a picture of the garden which will be raffled and there will be crafts and a wide range of bird boxes for sale.

This year the family will be raising funds for Middlesbrough’s Kids Kabin which enables disadvantaged children to achieve and succeed, and for the mental health charity MIND.

This is now such a popular event that many local singers and musicians are happy to entertain free of charge. On Saturday afternoon the Teesside Wind Band will play. Sunday will feature Guisborough’s young soprano Charlotte Potter, plus the Lavender Mob, who will also play on Saturday, June 24. The following day, visitors will be able to enjoy the Odell Singers and Park Harmony singers.