Volunteers in Shaw and Nine Elms will be opening their gardens on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June.
Now in its 12th year, the event has raised over £24,000. The 2014 proceeds will be split equally between SMASH and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.
SMASH is a unique Swindon project that matches volunteers with young people who, through no fault of their own are not getting enough attention, encouragement and advice to help them develop their talents and skills, and have decided they want to change their lives.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust works to inspire people to enjoy, understand and take action to protect the natural world, from window boxes and the nooks and crannies of everyone’s back garden, to wildflower meadows, waterways and wildlife reserves.
Organiser Kevin Fisher said: “The two day event is not just about raising funds for charities, it is also about helping bring a community together in a fun, relaxing way.
Kevin and Sheriden Fisher in their Old Shaw Lane garden.
“Every participating garden has something different, providing both visual delight and inspiration. Some gardens will have home grown plants for sale. Many will be offering refreshments that include homemade cakes and even pizza. There will also be craft sales, tombola and raffle.
“Regardless of your gardening interests or abilities, come along for inspiration, a nice cup of tea and homemade cake.”
Entrance to all gardens on both days £3 per adult, accompanied under 17s free. Tickets available from all participating gardens on the day.
See details and download a map: westswindonopengardens.com.