A GROUP of residents will open their garden gates to the public for the first time in three years.

The tiny community of Fishpond Bottom, tucked below the historic Lamberts Castle, is offering visitors a unique glimpse into private gardens with some amazing views.

The hidden community first opened their gardens in the summer of 2021, providing much-needed relief from the first pandemic lockdown.

The two-day event saw crowds flock to visit the gardens that boast a wide range of styles - from mature and traditional cottage floral beds and veg plots to more contemporary spaces created by award-winning designers.

This year at least six gardens, ranging from those designed by RHS Award winners to complete amateurs, will be open once again over the weekend of June 29 and 30.

The gardens are opening to raise funds for a toilet and servery in Fishpond’s church which is a well-used community space.

Visitors will be able to see the plans for the renovations as the church is playing host to homemade refreshments and a plant stall.

The gardens will be open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, June 29 and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday, June 30.