HALE garden specialists I Want Trees are giving away a free garden makeover to a worthy cause in Trafford.

The family firm are inviting individuals, charities and community groups to apply for their Guerrilla Garden Makeover – but they need to be quick as the deadline for entries is Thursday May 25.

Director Jessica Rowlands said: “This is a chance for someone to turn a disused or neglected space into something beautiful in time for summer.

“We are on a tree-mendous mission to bring our Guerrilla Garden Makeover to a neglected garden or space, somewhere in Trafford and turn it into something to be proud of.

“It could be a community space, a charity or a private garden. The only criteria are that it be for a worthy cause and will make peoples’ lives better.

“Green spaces and gardens make such a positive difference to peoples’ lives. And there is there is mounting evidence to show that being amongst plants and trees improves everything from mood to health and can even reduce crime.”

I Want Trees specialise in designing and installing instant gardens - including mature trees, hedges, plants and groundcover.

Applicants need to be from within Trafford and email photographs of the space with an explanation of how and why a makeover would benefit people to gg@Iwanttrees.co.uk

The winning entry will have a garden designed and installed by the I Want Trees team.

The closing date for entries is Thursday May 25, 2017, and a shortlist of five entries will be visited by judges early June, with the winning garden installation taking place on June 23.

For more info or to submit an application visit iwantplants.co.uk/guerrilla-garden-makeover.