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TWO private gardens near Huddersfield will be thrown open to the public this spring.
The National Gardens Scheme selects hundreds of residential gardens every year to be opened for public viewings.
Last year visitors raised more than £3m for charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Crossroads.
This year Highfields near Skelmanthorpe and Lower Crawshaw at Emley have been selected as two of the 111 Yorkshire Open Gardens.
Highfields residents, Julie and Tony Peckham, said their new patio project was nearly scuppered by a bees nest.
Julie said they had tried to encourage the bees to move on but it hadn’t worked so the builders had constructed a special tunnel using a 4-inch waste pipe.
She added: “The bees continued their work alongside the builders happily adjusting to their new entrance and using the nest well into the summer.”
Highfields is open Sunday April 19 and May 17 from 2pm-5pm. Entry: £2.00, children free. Open by appointment from April 20 to June 30. Contact 01484 864336.
Lower Crawshaw, off Stringer Lane, Emley is open by appointment through June and July. Contact: Mr & Mrs Hudson on 01924 840980.