North East Wales

Audio slideshow: Secret garden opens for one day a year

Behind the front gate of a typical 70s semi in Flintshire lies a secret garden which opens to the public for one day a year.

Botanist and horticulturalist Philip Hunt bought the house on St Peter's Park, Northop, near Mold, because he liked the giant ash which was the only tree within 300 yards.

Since 1976 he has been transforming the garden with a range of rare and unusual flora and fauna as well as building a "temple" and medieval-style bothy from trees he has grown and felled.

The garden is open to the public on Saturday as part of the National Garden Scheme.

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<CPS:STYLE NAME="smaller">Slideshow production by Nick Bourne, BBC Local - North East Wales. Publication date 1 October 2010</CPS:STYLE>

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