BLENHEIM Palace has announced it will open its Park and Formal Gardens from Saturday.

For the first week, only annual pass and walking permit holders will be able to visit with general visitors from Saturday, June 6.

Blenheim has devised a series of one-way route options for visitors.

New safety protocols include cashless transactions and staff wearing gloves and using protecting screens.

A date and time slot will need to be booked prior to any visit.