Camberley's astonishingly beautiful "secret garden" will be open to the public on Sunday, May 26, in aid of the Red Cross.

Owner Mrs Anne Mckay and her late husband Peter planted azaleas and rhododendrons on the site of an old gravel pit and dump and the garden is a picture when the blooms reach their peak.

It is difficult to pick the ideal date because it depends on the weather if the shrubs are in full bloom or not.

Last year the garden opened on May Day and the flowers were not at their best. This year organisers hope they have hit it just right.

Mrs Mckay said that Peter decided to open their garden 25 years ago as a way of saying ‘thank you' to the Red Cross who sustained him during his time as a prisoner of war. It has had an open day every year since.

There will be coffee, tea and cakes all day, a raffle and stalls as well as local artists at work.

Admission to the garden at Lynwood, Heath Rise, off Heathway, from Upper Park Road, is £2, from 10-4, children free and dogs on leads are welcome.