CREWE and Nantwich residents are being encouraged to visit a local private garden this weekend as part of the National Garden Scheme.

The 48-hour garden festival over June 7-8 sees chosen local gardens open for visitors to raise money for Marie Curie and other charities.

Open gardens are:- Yew Tree House Garden and Special Perennials Nursery, Hall Lane, Hankelow, nr Audlem, CW3 0JB.

Oakfield Villa, Nantwich Road, Wrenbury, Nantwich, CW5 8EL.

Dorfold Hall, Nantwich, CW5 8LD.

The gardens are among 500 that will be opening their gates to the public across the country this weekend.