Cotswold gardening events

There’s plenty going on in the Cotswolds next month with village gardens open and a display by specialist cacti growers.

Succulents and cacti are enjoying a rise in popularity as houseplants become fashionable again.

There’ll be the chance to see a wide range in Cheltenham when enthusiasts stage their annual cacti and succulents show.

Agave, aloe and euphorbia will be among the wide range on display with classes for individual plants or groups.

The event, held by the Gloucester and district branch of the British Cactus & Succulent Society, is at Shurdington Social Centre, Shurdington, Cheltenham, on June 3, 2017. It runs from 11-4pm and admission is £1.

There will be plants for sale, growing advice and refreshments available. More information on the website

There’s a few chances to combine a day out in the Cotswolds with a bit of garden-visiting.

Gardeners in Bisley are planning to open around 10 plots on Sunday June 4, 2017.

There will be a range of size and styles and entry is £1 a garden, or a combined entry fee of £5.

The event, from 2-6pm, is raising money for Bisley WI Village Hall and there will also be refreshments and live music.

There will be gardens of all sizes open in Prestbury, Cheltenham, on June 17 and 18, raising money for St Mary’s Church and The Butterfly Garden charity.

The event runs from 2-5pm on both days and includes plant sales, nursery stands and cream teas.

Admission is £5 for adults, accompanied children enter free. You can pick up a passport for the gardens at St Mary’s Church or at any garden with the Prestbury Open Gardens sign.

Chedworth is holding an open gardens and flower festival on June 24 and 25, 2017 from 11-5pm on both days.

As well as around 13 gardens to wander around, there will be cakes, plants and produce for sale, and refreshments. Admission to the gardens is £5 for adults and there will be a shuttle bus from the village hall.

The money raised will go to the Friends of St Andrew’s and other village charities.

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