Four acres of glorious private gardens can be enjoyed by members of the public tomorrow. (August 7)

The Old Rectory at Pulham, 13 miles north of Dorchester, will be open as part of the National Open Garden scheme.

Visitors will be able to enjoy four acres of formal and informal gardens surrounding an 18th century rectory offering splendid views.

You'll be able to see yew pyramid allées and hedges, circular herbaceous borders with late summer colour.

There'll also be exuberantly planted terrace, purple and white beds, box parterres, mature trees, pond, fernery, ha-ha and a pleached hornbeam circle.

Enjoy walking in 10 acres of woodland walks. There is also a flourishing extended bog garden with islands; awash with primulas and irises in May.

The Old Rectory Garden can be found at postcode DT2 7EA and is open from 2pm to 5pm. It costs £8 for adults and is free for children. Tea will be served.

You can book tickets in advance at or just turn up and pay on the day