Enjoy secret gardens across Suffolk in all their spring glory, with a whole host of events planned in May. 

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) gives unique access to private gardens across the country and it raises money for nursing and health charities through admissions, tea and cake. 

Tickets can be purchased on the NGS website or, for most places, it will be possible to turn up on the day.

Here are the four Suffolk secret gardens opening to the public this month. 

Sunday, May 19 

1. The Priory, Stoke-by-Nayland CO6 4R

The nine acre garden has stunning views over the Constable countryside with lawns sloping down to small lakes and a water garden. 

There is a large variety of fine trees, rhododendrons and azaleas with mixed borders and walled garden with a 75-foot long ornamental greenhouse.

The garden will be open from 2pm to 5pm and entry costs £5. 

Saturday, May 25

2. Wyken Hall, Stanton IP31 2DW

The four acre garden around the old manor house will be open from 10am to 5pm. 

Visitors will be able to explore the woodland walk and the nearby vineyard. 

Sunday, May 26

3. Acer House, 15 Haylings Grove, Leiston IP16 4DU

This is the first time this garden has been a part of the NGS. 

Visitors will be able to access the garden between 12pm and 4pm. 

Entry will be £5 for adults with children going free. 

4. Wyken Hall, Stanton IP31 2DW

Wyken Hall in Stanton will be open once again later this month.

This time the garden will be open from 10am to 5pm. 

Entry will cost £5, with children going free.