Gardner joined Villa's academy as a 6 - 12 months - old but his progress has been disrupted by serious knee injuries in new seasons
He only managed 4 appearances even though on- financial loan at Sheffield Wednesday last time and the 21- yr - outdated uncovered he is now identified to repay the faith Villa have revealed in him
"For me, it demonstrates how substantially the club cares about me and sees me as a central player in the foreseeable future," Gardner advised the club's site.
"The supervisor and other people at the club think in me and know what I'm able of. I want to be a big participant for the team following year and I'm going to perform as tough as I quite possibly can to demonstrate the potential they see in me.
" Clearly, it truly is been a discouraging two or so yrs for me. I wounded my knee, the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), and I tried using to get back far too rapid, which essentially set me back a handful of months.
"I went to Sheffield Wednesday very last season on financial loan, performed by way of a foot injuries and made it worse, so that was an additional setback.
"But which is the type of lad I am. I truly want to do well below. This is my staff, it really is a amazing football club and enjoying for Villa has always been my dream.
"Even when I was hurt or when I just have not been in the squad, I go to the games, even the absent games and soak it all in, sitting with the away followers and kicking each and every ball for the staff.
" I am however youthful but I want to create myself and demonstrate everybody what I can do.
"With the England U21s, I have expert international soccer and it's three several years back now given that I designed my Villa debut, so it truly is up to me now to function my way into the crew once more and remain there."
Gardner's Villa debut came in the New Years' Eve victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 2011.
He also captained the Villa U19 aspect in the NextGen opposition in 2011 and scored six ambitions, like a hat-trick towards Ajax at Villa Park, to finish joint second maximum goalscorer in the tournament.
Gardner has began five game titles for Villa and made eleven additional appearances from the bench, his most latest on the last day of the 2012- thirteen time in opposition to Wigan.