Lukesland Gardens have decided to organise a special one-off opening of their 25-acre estate this weekend (Sunday, February 12) in aid of the Turkey and Syria Earthquake Appeal.

Lukesland Gardens owner Lorna Howell said: “We aren’t due to start our spring season till March 12, however our snowdrops are really lovely at the moment, so we thought we would do a one-off opening to raise funds for the victims of this week’s horrendous earthquake.”

The gardens will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, February 12.

Lorna Howell walks past a huge blooming magnolia at the Lukesland Gardens in Devon. See SWNS story SWPLmagnolia. These stunning pictures show Britain's biggest magnolia tree which achieved its biggest bloom - thanks to a mild Spring. The Magnolia campbellii has the largest spread of any of its kind in the country - and last produced flowers in 2017. Located in Lukesland Gardens in Devon it is not the tallest magnolia in Britain - but is the widest. It was last measured five years ago and had a spread of 28 metres - but the garden's owners the Howells say it is now even bigger.
magnolia at the Lukesland Gardens in Devon (James Dadzitis / SWNS)

Donations will go to the Red Cross appeal.

All details of the opening can be found on their website here:

The tea room will be open for hot drinks and dogs are welcome on a lead.