Coverack Horticultural Society is hosting its eighth annual charity open gardens day this Saturday.

This year there are 14 gardens around the village and surrounding area to explore and enjoy, between noon and 5pm.

All the village gardens are within easy walking distance of each other, with the remainder a short drive away.

Gloria Knight, chairman of the horticultural society, said: “They are all delightful in their individual, diverse styles, while retaining an overall charm of ‘Cornishness’, with sub-tropical palms, agave and agapanthus.

“Facing the sea in a south-easterly direction, the village is sheltered from frost and harsh winds, creating a micro-climate in which tender, exotic plants thrive and flourish.”

One garden leads down steeply terraced paths to the water's edge, while another is wild, and a third organised and immaculately tended.

There are new additions to the tour – a garden dating back to 1939 with a fish pond and original Cornish apple trees, and others close to the harbour, one of which is proud to be the smallest garden in Coverack.

Even the village school is opening its garden this year and is en route to Terence Coventry's sculpture garden.

Entry to the gardens is £3 for each adult and accompanying children under 16 are free. Every penny raised is being donated to Children's Hospice South West.

To start the tour, a plan of the gardens and guides are on sale from the marquee on the grassy area opposite North Corner car park from noon until 5pm.