A PICTURESQUE six-acre garden near Presteigne will open to visitors on one of the longest days of the year.

Pant Hall is the latest in the open gardens programme for St Michael's Hospice in Hereford.

The land is the work of Malcolm Temple and Karen Roberts, and it will open on Saturday, June 24 between 2pm - 5pm.

'It's a lot of work but the garden's looking really good,' said Malcolm.

'It's daunting and exciting at the same time.'

Half an acre at Pant Hall is devoted to lavender borders, a rose bank, terraced lawns and shrubberies leading down to a bog garden.

Over a brook, visitors will find a birch grove, wave garden and orchard terraces.

Beyond this is a new three-acre woodland, planted between avenues and a central meadow.

'Opening your garden is a huge challenge,' added Malcolm.

'But it helps focus your energies to getting things done. It is really enjoyable to be part of and to allow people to see your garden.'

There is limited parking so car sharing is encouraged.

For further details, including ticket prices and directions, visit st-michaels-hospice.org.uk