Garden lovers are in for a treat on Saturday, 13th August when acclaimed gardener, Mary Smith, opens her garden – from 12 noon- 4.00pm – in support of the Bishop Auckland Fundraising group of Marie Curie. 2, Hillside Cottage, Low Etherley, DL14 0EZ (off the B6282 in Low Etherley.  To reach the garden walk down the track opposite number 63, Low Etherley. Please park on the main road. Limited disabled parking at the cottage). Based on island beds, the wide variety of perennials, interspersed amongst trees and shrubs, create a cottage-garden feel to this mature garden. A wild area – complete with bee hives – vegetable and fruit section, together with ponds and water feature all contribute to the relaxed ambiance of this delightful garden. Experience the sights and scents of the garden and indulge your taste buds by trying delicious home-made cakes whilst supporting this worth-while cause. All monies raised will go towards providing ‘end of life care’ by Marie Curie Nurses in the Bishop Auckland area. Entry £4.