South Wight Area Youth (SWAY) is holding a garden open day on the Isle of Wight this Sunday (July 24), from 2pm to 5pm.

The owners of two stunning properties in Freshwater Bay and Brighstone have volunteered to allow the public to view their gardens with all proceeds going towards building a new community hub in Chale Green.

The properties involved boast a topiary, orchard, herbaceous borders, rose and formal gardens among other features.

Little Pitt Place in Brighstone (PO30 4DZ), is a 15th Century thatched cottage with a garden of one acre, featuring topiary, yew hedges, gravel garden, herbaceous borders, vegetable garden with box parterre, small wild meadow and free-range hens.

Isle of Wight County Press: Little Pitt Place, Brighstone.Little Pitt Place, Brighstone.

Bakers Farmhouse and gardens in Gate Lane, Freshwater Bay (PO40 9QD), was completely derelict when the present owners bought the property in 2000.

The two-and-a-half acre garden, which was a wilderness, was created gradually and has a sitting area, topiary, a rose and vegetable garden and chickens. There are herbaceous borders, lawns and a small pond with water lilies and goldfish.

SWAY has been a charity since October 2014, during which time it has grown to serve the families of South Wight.

Remember when SWAY won the County Press's Cash for Charity award?

The charity was established with the aim of bringing young people together in social groups and volunteering opportunities within their communities.

It runs regular meet-ups during the week, activities in the school holidays, residential trips and other special events. Mentoring and counselling services are also offered for young people and their families.

Isle of Wight County Press: Bakers Farmhouse, Freshwater Bay.Bakers Farmhouse, Freshwater Bay.

Until now, SWAY has generously been permitted to hold groups and meetings in temporary premises in Niton, however for the charity to extend their work, a new, purpose-built site is needed.

The SWAY Community Hub will form the base for events that aim to help the youth of the area combat isolation, loneliness and develop a strong community conscience.

The open gardens event is £5 per person to include entry to both gardens and under 18s go free.