A woman who has not let Parkinson's affect her creativity will be opening her Japanese-inspired garden to the public for the second year in a row.

Christine Lane, 72, has decorated her Hornsey garden with with shrubs, flowers, palms and bamboo as well as having a woodland area with sculptures, a cobbled Zen place, and water feature.

Ms Lane, who has Parkinson’s, is part of The National Garden Scheme (NGS) which raises money for charities by asking people with beautiful private gardens to open them up to visitors in return for donations.

Parkinson’s UK is a beneficiary charity of the NGS, it provides specialist nursing support to thousands of people currently living with the degenerative neurological condition, which develops when cells in the brain stop working properly and are lost over time.

She said: “I’ve always enjoyed gardening and after my diagnosis six years ago, I have found that working in the garden has enabled me to continue to be both creative as well as giving me the chance to exercise which is so beneficial. Gardening for me has been so rewarding and opening it to the public is my way of supporting the charity.”

Christine’s garden is located at 12 Fairfield Road, Hornsey, N8 9HG and will open on Sunday, June 2 from 2pm to 5.30pm.

Tickets for adults are £3.50 and children go free, with money raised going to a number of charities including Parkinson’s UK.

To find out more, visit website www.ngs.org.uk and search for 12 Fairfield Garden.