RIBBLE Valley villages are set to hold an open gardens event this weekend.

The bi-annual event will be staged in Bolton-by-Bowland, Grindleton and Sawley on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm each day.

The event, called ‘Through Country Garden Gates’ has attracted thousands of visitors in the past.

On the Sunday evening there will be a ‘Floral Songs of Praise’ in the village church from 6.30pm.

There will be more than 20 gardens on show in the three villages.

The village churches will be open to view special displays and refreshments will be served in several locations around the route.

There will also be plant stalls selling some of the types of plants and flowers which flourish in the area.

Entry is by special map booklet which costs £6 per adult, which allows entry into the gardens on both days.

These will be available on the day from either church or participating gardens.

All proceeds from the weekend go towards the upkeep of the two parish churches.