Chance to look inside hidden Northumberland beauty spot

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A hidden north Northumberland garden will open its doors on Sunday.

The gardens at Lilburn Tower will open to the public on Sunday, for an afternoon of excitement behind the hidden walls.

The 10 acres of magnificent walled and formal gardens set above the river, featuring a rose parterre, topiary, scented garden, Victorian conservatory and wild flower meadow, will be open from 2pm until 6pm. Tickets cost £4 and dogs are welcome on a short lead.

The garden is open as part of the National Gardens Scheme, which raises money for charity.

Visitors can also enjoy the extensive fruit and vegetable garden, large glasshouse with vines, 30 acres of woodland with walks, giant lilies, rhododendrons and azaleas.

They can also look around the ruins of a pele tower and a 12th century church.