The garden at Elworthy Cottage,  is open on Monday, April 10 (Easter Monday), from 11am to 4.30pm for the National Gardens Scheme.

Set at the eastern end of the Exmoor National Park, the garden is filled with colourful spring flowers such as primulas, pulmonarias and spring bulbs and with plants for foliage and architectural effect such as epimediums, black leaved cow parsley, euphorbias and clipped box.

There are snakes-head fritillaries, wood anemones and primroses in the wild flower area.

In addition there are many interesting trees and shrubs. There is lots of birdsong and the bees are busy gathering pollen and nectar from the early flowers. Birds can be spotted collecting food and nesting material in the garden.

Elworthy is on the B3188 half-way between Wiveliscombe and Watchet. Further details available on 01984 656427 or see garden website.

Entry is £4.50, children free. There are teas available in aid of the Children’s Hospice South West.