Over 500 people visited The Open Garden held at Bodfach Hall - raising £2,700 for good causes.

The event was part of the National Open Gardens Scheme, which saw around 3,700 private gardens opening their doors to visitors for charity on Monday, May 28.

Visitors enjoyed listening to the music of Maldwyn Strings and seeing the art work of Llanfyllin High School pupils on display in the gallery. There were also twenty stalls ranging from NSPCC Llanfyllin to the Montgomeryshire Beekeepers Association.

Simon Baynes said: "My wife Maggie and I were delighted with the success of the Garden Open. It is the tenth that we have organised at Bodfach Hall and it proved the best attended. We are very grateful to all the supporters of the Friends of St Myllin’s Church who donated most of the cakes and food for the teas and helped serve them. We were also very grateful to Dolen Ffermio for helping with car parking and organising the entry ticket desk. Thanks to their hard work, we were able to donate £750 to the Friends of St Myllin’s Church and £375 to Dolen Ffermio."

Money raised from the event was split between two local charities, the Friends of St. Myllin’s Church and Dolen Ffermio, and charities nominated by the National Gardens Scheme.

Susan Paynton, County Organiser for the National Gardens Scheme in North Powys, said: “We were delighted when Simon and Maggie Baynes agreed to open their garden for the National Gardens Scheme. It was a pleasure to be part of such a successful event, which raised £1,500 for NGS charities. We look forward to working with them again in the future”.