EXCITED Astley horticulturists who are opening their picturesque plots to the public could be featured on national TV.

Astley Country Gardens will be hosting open afternoons on Saturday and Sunday (June 24 and 25) from 1-6pm.

And organisers have said that Channel Four have expressed interest in filming at one of the seven country gardens.

Visitors will be able to enjoy some impressive gardens and features including sub-tropical plants, stumpery with tree ferns and woodland temple, underground grotto and water features, mixed borders, bedding displays and paddock with specimen trees overlooking the Severn Valley, a feature courtyard with a part-walled terrace and lily pond.

This year’s event will see the stunning garden at Wood Farm in Shrawley featured, while a plot at Little Yarhampton is making a return to the show.

Tea and handmade cake will be available at Astley Towne House and Longmore Hill Farmhouse.

St Peter’s Church, which won Best Kept Worcestershire Churchyard earlier this year, will also be offering teas to visitors.

Tickets for the event cost £6, with all proceeds going to charity, and are available at the Village Hall where people will be given a map on finding the gardens and car parking for each.