ST MICHAEL'S Hospice and Friends of St Faith's church shared over £3,350 after a very successful open gardens weekend.

Over 300 people wandered through 10 delightful and immaculate gardens in the village, showing a wide variety of styles and planting.

The visitors were treated to the sight of formal box and yew hedges, wonderful scented roses, ponds and water features, hostas galore and even a Japanese pagoda.

There was also a small wildflower meadow full of ox-eye daisies.

In St Faith's church, the windowsills were decorated with tiny flower arrangements in cups and saucers.

Lou Macintyre, the Dorstone organiser said, 'At last the gifted gardeners of Dorstone could relax after all their hard work. They shared their lovely gardens with visitors from far and wide, helping the hospice and the village church at the same time.'