Villagers in Chedworth have raised £4,000 by opening their gardens for the weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, 10 gardens in the village opened to the public under the national garden scheme.

Despite the constant rain sweeping across the village during the weekend, visitors were able to enjoy the gardens.

Simon Colbeck, chairman of the Chedworth and District Horticultural Society said: "We were grateful and very pleased with the generous praise that visitors gave for the quality of the gardens and efficient organisation of the days including constant catering at the village hall.

"Visitors were also able to take advantage of stalls selling plants, paintings, cakes, garden metalwork and antique artifacts.

"We were particularly grateful to Sue Bradbury for leading our organising team so efficiently, and to those who worked tirelessly to prepare their gardens, and all those who helped to make the weekend such a success.

"Congratulations to Richard and Bettina Abrahams for narrowly winning the Peoples’ Choice for best garden, although many visitors were unable to make a choice because they felt that all gardens were outstanding in their own way!

"We plan to open gardens in Chedworth again in 2021."