NINE outstanding gardens in The Bourne will open their gates to the public today (Sunday) to help fund an extension to St Thomas-on-The Bourne Church’s Garden of Remembrance.

Tickets for the Open Garden event (including a map of participating gardens, each marked on the day by orange balloons) can be purchased for £5 (children free) from 1.30pm at St Thomas in Frensham Road on the day.

The gardens will remain open between 2pm and 5pm, and tea and cake will also be served at St Thomas between 3.30pm and 5pm while local gardening guru John Negus will be sharing his expertise and giving out the best gardening advice and tips.

The church hopes the event will raise £1,500 towards its target of £10,000 for the extension to the Garden of Remembrance.