Come into the garden during June and July and help raise money for charity at the same time.

The annual National Garden Scheme (NGS) open garden season is upon us and from June through the summer and array of gardens will be open to members of the public throughout Buckinghamshire and the rest of the country.

Some, like the Cowper and Newton Museum and gardens in Denham and Gerrards Cross , are featured in our video.

Cowper and Newton Museum

But there are plenty more on offer throughout the county.

From formal, manicured gardens and waterside gardens to cottage, wildflower and secret gardens, the variety of NGS open gardens is huge and there are surprises on offer around every hedge and border.

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Wind in the Willows, High Denham

The National Gardens Scheme was founded in 1927. Individuals were asked to open up their gardens for 'a shilling a head'.

In the first year 609 gardens raised over £8,000.

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In 1980 the National Garden Scheme Charitable Trust was established as an independent charity.

Since its foundation, the National Gardens Scheme has donated more than £45 million to its beneficiary charities, of which nearly £23 million has been donated within the last ten years.

To see what gardens are open in Buckinghamshire and when, visit the county pages of the NGS website .