In the village of Rowfield, the Garden Open Day Scheme is the highlight of the social calendar. So when Grania Monkton, the local scheme organizer, discovers the gardens of the main contestants are all afflicted with the same blight, she calls in Rosemary and Laura to try and save the good name of Rowfield. Events take a darker turn when Gloria's rival for village organizer, Donald Westward, is found dead and his garden wrecked. All fingers point to Barry and Tracey Skinner, the local builder and his wife who do not fit in with the rest of the village. The Skinners also hope to win the GODS competition with the help of the suspicious garden expert, Judd.