Nine gardens in Ashley are set to open their gates on Saturday, June 15-16 under the National Garden Scheme.

Ashley is situated between Tetbury and Cirencester.

With many opening for the first time it is a rare opportunity to visit some hidden gems.

They include pretty cottage gardens, one of which contains many rare plants.

Amongst the larger gardens is one which has been made in the last year and has many perennials, sweet peas and a fine collection of roses.

There is a fine two year old garden with prairie planting.

The other gardens are more mature containing well stocked borders of roses, peonies and other perennials and one has a wild flower meadow. Productive vegetable gardens can be found at many of the properties.

Delicious teas will be served and there are plants for sale.

The 11th century church will be open and there will be organ recitals.

Entrance £6 per adult for all nine gardens. Parking in village. Open Saturday 1.30-6.30 and Sunday 1.30-5.30.