West Country gardens

Our region is full of gardens that are absolutely stunning yet the public rarely get to see them. But our cameras have been invited in to just a few...

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The rainbow garden that's divided into colours

As part of our series on gardens in the West Country, our reporter Francesca Carpenter has been to visit Ash Tree Farm near Dartmouth.

The owners say it's a rainbow garden, carefully laid out in all the different colours. Although it's rarely seen by members of the public, this summer it is open on a number of occasions as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

Would you show off your garden to the public?

Many of us try to keep our gardens, however big or small, looking reasonably presentable. But would you be willing to show your green-fingered efforts off to the public?

One couple from Dorchester open their garden regularly to raise money for charity. In the next instalment of our Westcountry Garden series, our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme has been to see it.

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Take a look at stunning gardens across the West Country

Over the next few weeks we'll be bringing you a series of reports about stunning gardens in the Westcountry - that have been created by enthusiasts with a real vision for the outdoors.

We start by looking at one garden where art and nature combine in a dramatic setting - with life size horses made from driftwood. John Andrews has more:

The garden is open from 11:00 to 5:00 on Saturday 10th May, Sunday 11th May, Saturday 30th Aug, Sunday 31 Aug. Admission is £4, children go free.

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