NINE beautiful gardens will be open to the public near Shipston as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

The annual opening of Ilmington’s gardens will be over two days this year on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 from 2pm to 6pm.

Gardens open include Frog Cottage, Crab Mill, Grump Cottage and Ilmington Manor and teas and refreshments will be served in the village hall.

Combined admission is £6. For details, visit