Garden lovers had a rare opportunity to visit a hidden treasure in aid of a charitable project to reduce food waste.
Jane Pawley kindly opened her gates for visitors to marvel at the spring colour in the enchanting oasis she has created at The Chestnuts in the centre of Llanfyllin over the past 30 years.
The two acre garden is a mixture of herbaceous perennial borders, vegetable garden and mature woodland which has a stunning array of rhododendrons in flower in May.
Volunteers served refreshments, raising £120 for BRACE/ The Cross Keys’s Community Fridge project Y Pantri, which acts as a redistribution point for food that would otherwise go to waste.
The project is set to expand in June with a four-week trial of ‘Come Dine with Me’, a fun after school club for Year 7 students of Ysgol Llanfyllin to learn about nutrition and how to cook.
Four groups of three students will have an introduction to nutrition on the first Monday evening then on following weeks one of each group will cook a meal to share with the whole group.