A HOSPICE benefactor will open the gardens of his Herefordshire home to raise funds for the charity.

Clive and Silvia Richards are welcoming visitors to Lower Hope in Ullingswick on Sunday, August 10.

Proceeds from the event, which takes place between 2pm - 5pm, will go to Bartestree-based St Michael's Hospice.

In November last year, Mr Richards and his wife, Sylvia, donated £1 million to the hospice to put towards a major redevelopment of St Michael's, which is due to open later this year.

Entry to the garden will cost £5 for adults, £1 for 12-18 year-old's and is free for under 12s.