A SPECIAL garden has re-opened to visitors following the easing of lockdown.

The Blacksmith's Cottage Open Garden is welcoming visitors again to its Cotswold setting.

The garden, designed by Katie Lucas, features a giant crystal ball fountain, snakeshead fritillary plants, garden walls lined with 20 ornamental pears and a lumbar-friendly raised strawberry bed and summer house designed by Mrs Lukas' husband Andrew.

She said: "Your garden should look special from December to December, because it’s foliage that holds everything together, flowers are the icing on the cake."

With the garden now open again, go to ngs.org.uk for updates, tickets and information.