A SLICE of tropical paradise in Stourport is open to visitors over the bank holiday as part of the National Garden Scheme.

Enthusiasts will have the chance to explore the tropical back garden hideaway at 3 Oakhampton Road in Stourport on Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26.

The garden was designed by couple David and Sandra Traynor, who have dedicated the past two years to growing their dream patch of paradise.

The Traynor’s garden is home to nearly 80 palm trees, with over 20 species from around the globe and a large pond filled with Koi fish, complete with a waterfall.

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David, who is a designer and photographer, wanted the garden to be “totally immersive,” and to replicate an environment found on a holiday abroad.

He said: “Our idea was to try and make this garden as immersive as possible and give people an experience that would show them that these things getting more popular now are not as difficult as people might think, with a little bit of thought.

“I’ve always been interest in wildlife and natural history, but we’ve never had a vehicle to express that and go wild with our imagination.

“For us, it’s about putting things into a garden that you would only normally ever see on holiday."

Opening times are between 11am and 5:30pm on both days. Admission costs £3.50 for adults and children can go free.

Money raised from the open days will be donated to UK cancer charities.

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