PLANT lovers have been invited to explore more than 20 gardens at an annual event next weekend.

Cricklade Open Gardens will be taking place on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 between 1pm and 5pm.

Visitors will be able to walk through 22 beautiful gardens - ranging from small courtyards to large gardens - in the town over the weekend.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: One of the gardens which will be on display next weekend in CrickladeOne of the gardens which will be on display next weekend in Cricklade (Image: Cricklade Town Council)

This annual event raises money for local charitable organisations and the proceeds from this year's event will be divided between Cricklade Open Door – a charity that offers company, food, and friendship for the over 65’s in Cricklade - and St. Sampson’s Church restoration project.

There will be plants for sale in some of gardens and two will be providing refreshments such as tea, coffee, and delicious home-made cakes. 

Visitors will be charged £5 each for access to all the gardens.

A list of all open gardens is available from the Cricklade Town Council Office in advance or will be available from any of the gardens on the day.

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