A Hampshire garden celebrating its 60th year was treated to a visit from royalty.

The Duchess of Cornwall toured Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, in Ampfield, near Romsey this afternoon taking in its recently rejuvenated Centenary Border.

Taken around by gardens director Wolfgang Bopp, the Duchess also met staff, volunteers and dignitaries from the Hampshire County Council as well as local schoolchildren.

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She also unveiled a plaque commemorating her visit, signed the visitors book and planted a Sorbus 'lemon tree' at the Centenary Border.

The Duchess was dressed for the summery weather in a floaty pale gold knee-length dress, belted at the waist, and pale grey shoes.

As she toured the garden, she also donned a pair of sunglasses and used a parasol.

After her tour, Mr Bopp also presented her with a tree to plant in her own garden at Highgrove.

The Duchess told those assembled how much she had enjoyed the visit and that she hoped to come back and bring her husband Prince Charles.