Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

When we think of summertime we often think of roses.  I adore scented roses!  I love growing roses and visiting rose gardens.  Here are some lovely gardens where you can celebrate and immerse yourself in the rose’s beauty and fragrance.

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June 2024

 Saturday 15 June 2024: Thenford Summer Garden Open Day


Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, OX17 2BX, are opening from 2pm until 5.30pm, for a special Summer Garden Open Day on Saturday 15th June 2024.  Tickets are £16 per person and must be booked in advance; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: Billy Old Rectory Peace Garden Opening


On Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024, Billy Old Rectory Peace Garden will be opening from 1pm until 4pm for the NGS at Billy Old Rectory Peace Garden, 5 Cabragh Road, Castlecat, Bushmills, County Antrim, BT57 8YH. This mature three acre garden is on an historic site with a large lawn, mature trees, a woodland garden with a small fernery. Visitors can admire contrasting borders of roses, herbaceous perennials, shrubs and a pond. There's a kitchen garden, greenhouse, herbs, and a large old orchard with wildflowers and annuals.. There will be a plant stall at this opening. For all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024: Plant Heritage Specialist Plant and Garden Fair at Ushaw Garden


Plant Heritage are holding a Specialist Plant and Garden Fair from 10am until 3pm on Saturday 15th June 2024. at Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens, Woodland Road, Ushaw Moor, County Durham, DH7 7DW. Buy some fantastic plants from a wide range of plant nurseries from across Northern England; visitors can also purchase garden sculptures, furniture, gardening accessories, machinery, and much more! Plant Heritage and HHA members enjoy free entry when they present a valid membership cards. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024: Shorne Cottage Garden Society Summer Show & Plant Sale


Shorne Cottage Garden Society Summer Show & Plant Sale is on Saturday 15th June 2024 at 2.45pm in the Shorne Village Hall, The Street, Shorne, Kent, DA12 3EA.

 Saturday 15 June 2024: Rose Alchemy Aromatherapy Workshop at Borde Hill Garden


From 10am until 1.30pm on Saturday 15th June 2024. Capture the magic of roses by infusing, mixing and making rose-inspired skin care products to take home. This workshop is an opportunity to take more than a moment to stop and smell the roses. Learn how to capture the scent of your favourite rose, about the art of extraction, and how to make a rose petal-infused oil, a rose lip balm and a rose-perfumed oil. Participants will design, make and take home products using precious, organic ingredients. There will be a short walk in the Rose Garden with pruning shears! For more information and to book your place, please click here. Borde Hill Garden in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP. Borde Hill Garden has been planted with passion by four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family. The garden nestles in 200 acres of English Heritage listed Parkland and Woodland. This special event gives visitors the chance to admire the beauty of Borde Hill's Rose Garden at its peak.  Take the opportunity to be immersed in the scents of 750 David Austin rose plants and enjoy the experience of 100 different rose varieties filling the air with their divine perfume. If you're thinking of planting roses in your own garden, the Rose Garden at Borde Hill can help you select your favourite plants, as this garden contains the most popular roses developed by David Austin, including Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll', 'Winchester Cathedral' and 'Graham Thomas'. Visitors can explore the most popular roses sold in the last 12 months (in the UK), including Rosa 'Olivia Rose Austin', 'Lady Emma Hamilton', and 'Darcy Bussell'. During Borde Hill Garden's Rose Celebration, visitors can get hints and tips on rose growing and can purchases roses in Borde Hill Garden's nursery. If you're thinking of becoming a regular visitor, why not become a Friend of Borde Hill?  For all the details of how to become a friend, please click here. Find more information on Borde Hill Gardens, here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: Woodseaves Garden Plant Nursery Open Day & Plant Sale


On Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024, Woodseaves Garden Plant Nursery have an Open Day & Plant Sale from 10am until 5pm. Woodseaves Garden Plant Nursery is set in an established garden at Sydnall Lane, Woodseaves, Near Market Drayton, Shropshire, West Midlands, TF9 2AS. Woodseaves Garden Plant Nursery specialise in heritage, historical to present day roses. Information on the age of the roses are on the main plant labels, including the era or date of introduction or breeding. Visitors can admire over 400 examples of roses growing in various garden settings, showcasing the differences in variations of roses, their perfumes are similar to fine wines - sweet to dry. The Sweet Briar roses emit an apple fragrance that gently floats on the summer breeze. This nursery tell me they stock specimen roses, rose hedging, roses for cooks, drinks, salads, jams cakes to climbers and ramblers to suit small to large gardens. The roses are complimented by a quirky array of cottage garden perennials, including new introductions, and plants to attract bees and butterflies, Tree Lupins and lupins. The gardens exude texture, colour, fragrances, contrast and natural character. Woodseaves Garden Plant Nursery plants are grown in reduced peat compost. A recent introduction of recycled pots programme is in progress. Home grown Nursery plants are from cuttings and seeds collected in the gardens from traditional and historic stock plants, offering a wider selection thats not normally available. Please bring cash, as the signal is hit and miss - bad reception for electronic transactions. Free admission. Teas will be available, contact Jean on 01630 653161 for further information.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: Croft-on-Tees Open Gardens


Croft-on-Tees Open Gardens is on from 10.30am to 5pm on Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024 at Croft-on-Tees, near Darlington, North Yorkshire, DL2 2SF. There will be approximately 18 gardens open in the childhood village home of Lewis Carroll. The village gardens range from the smallest patch, to cottage gardens, riverside gardens with beautiful views, to large halls. There will be a Lewis Carroll exhibition in the Church. Enjoy a food and drink break at the Village Hall. Dogs on leads are welcome. There will be plant sales in some individual gardens and gardeners willing to give gardening advice. From Darlington, along A167 Croft Road, enter the village over the River Tees bridge past the Croft Hotel, then take the 1st right just 50 yards to the signposted car park field. From Northallerton, take the A167 to Croft-on-Tees, enter the village and take the 1st left for 50 yards to the signposted car park field. If Walking, Meet at the Village Hall to purchase garden tickets, the Village hall is on South Parade, on your left, just 50 yards past St Peter's Church. Disabled parking spaces are available at the Village Hall, South Parade and also some designated spaces on the car park field. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: Aldham Open Gardens


Aldham Open Gardens is from 11am until 5pm on Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024 at Alham Village, near Colchester, Essex, CO6 3RL. Approx 16 gardens open. The two day event showcases village gardens of all shapes and sizes. A minibus is provided to transport visitors to outlying gardens although the majority are within walking distance of the centre of the village. Refreshments will be available in the village hall and in some gardens. In addition there will be various stalls and an art exhibition in the church. Plants will be for sale supplied by local people. Aldham is approximately three minutes by car from Marks Tey (Junction 25 on A12). Parking is available throughout the village with disabled parking at the village hall. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024: Winchmore Hill Open Gardens


Winchmore Hill Open Gardens is from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday 15th June 2024 at Winchmore Hill, near Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0PN. Approx 12 gardens open. Winchmore Hill is lively village situated between Amersham and Beaconsfield. A range of gardens will be opening. This year, the highlights will be Hertfordshire House, with its magnificent walled garden, wildflowers, maze and rolling views, and the Penn House Estate with its historical Penn House, and the varied gardens, including a gorgeous rose garden and a range of established trees. Other gardens range from manicured to cottage to African, and some are front gardens only. The village wildflower area and the allotments will also be manned. The Open Gardens starts and finishes at the memorial hall where there will be a number of stalls and scrummy refreshments on sale along with a colouring table for children. Plant sales at the Allotments. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: Hooe Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Hooe Open Gardens & Plant Sale is from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024 at Hooe, near Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9EN. Enjoy walking around this delightful village and visiting a variety of gardens, and take in the stunning rural views. Enjoy tea and cake in one of the gardens; examples of local crafts will be exhibited with some for sale. Plants grown by the villagers and a local grower will be for sale. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: Scagglethorpe Open Gardens and Plant Sale


Scagglethorpe Open Gardens and Plant Sale is from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024, when approximately 14 private gardens will open in Scagglethorpe, near Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8DY. Welcome to the first open gardens in Scagglethorpe, started by an enthusiastic bunch who maintain a variety of gardens, orchards, vegetable patches and ponds. Come along for a walk around the village and visit the hidden gardens. Home made cakes and teas will be on sale at our village hall. Dogs on leads and children are welcome. Proceeds to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. There will be plants for sale - all grown by villagers. Entry is £5.00 adults, accompanied under 16s free. Buy tickets from the stall at the bus shelter near to the parking area and opposite the pub. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: Bedminster Secret Gardens


Bedminster Secret Gardens is from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024, when approximately 25 private gardens will open in Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 1TF. When you think of Bedminster in central / south Bristol, what do you think of? Terraces of brick houses with tiny gardens, small yards and doors that open on to the street? Have you ever wondered what's hidden behind the houses? They might be small, but they're perfectly formed. Get inspiration, enter a world of plants and see creative, productive and beautiful gardens. Take a look through the keyhole - you'll be surprised at what you find. This summer, local people will be opening their back gates so that you can discover the secret gardens of Bedminster, Southville and Ashton. Many gardens will be opening for the first time. You can visit gardens on both days (some gardens will open on one day only - see guide for details). This year Bedminster's Secret Gardens is raising funds to support community gardening and environmental projects across greater Bedminster. Plant sales available at some gardens. Minimum donation please of £3 adults, covers both days, accompanied children free. How to get tickets / programmes: On Saturday (11am to 3pm) from the stall by Nat West Bank, North Street; on Sunday from any participating garden. Download the free guide from our website. Paper guides available in advance from the Southville Deli, Riverside Garden Centre and Brist. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: Kirkby Lonsdale Open Gardens


Kirkby Lonsdale Open Gardens is from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024, when approximately 10 private gardens will open in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, LA6 2BE. Gardens will be open to view in the lovely small market town of Kirkby Lonsdale on the borders of Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire, close to the River Lune. The gardens are in the centre of town. They are a mixture of size and style, some are truly 'secret', some are walled, and there is interesting planting. Refreshments are available at The Lunesdale Hall. All proceeds to The Lunesdale Hall. There will be plants for sale. Tickets are £5 per adult which covers both days, accompanied under 16s free. Tickets available at The Lunesdale Hall. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: Brigsteer Open Gardens


Brigsteer Open Gardens is from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024, when approximately 15 private gardens will open in Brigsteer Village, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AJ. Brigsteer is a beautiful Lakeland village on the slopes of Scout Scar / Helsington Barrows. The gardens are very interesting due to the terrain and the views across the Lyth Valley. There will be composting advice and information along with various other stalls. Refreshments and cakes will be served at the Village hall and in one of the gardens at the southern end of the village. Proceeds to Brigsteer and Helsington Village Hall to help to fund solar panels for a resilience hub. Plant sales at various gardens and at the village hall. Tickets are £7 for adults, accompanied under 16s free - cash only please. Card sales will be available at the Village Hall. Buy tickets on the day at car parking sites and village hall. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024 - Thursday 20 June 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Caerhays Garden Summer Charity Fete


On Sunday 16th June 2024, Caerhays Estate are holding their Summer Charity Fete from 10am until 5pm at Caerhays Estate, Gorran, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6LY.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Claremont House Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Claremont House Garden Opening & Plant Sale, Redmill, West Lothian, Scotland, EH47 0JY.  Claremont House Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 for Scotland's Garden Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening.  Claremont is an eclectic garden made up of three areas, with various herbaceous borders to the front, some Hostas from the Owners' collection to the side - in all the garden contains over 150 Hostas.  Visitors can admire their herbaceous borders plus a newly created stumpy. There are three ponds (one very large), a rockery, a dovecot, rose patio, and a few interesting trees, including a grand monkey puzzle. Even though the garden is situated only two minutes from Junction 4 of the M8 it is yet an idyllic peaceful oasis. Directions: Take the M8 and leave at Junction 4 heading for Whitburn. At the first set of traffic lights turn right for Whitburn. After only 100 metres turn first right at a slightly hidden turning with bollards, come straight down, without turning, to the bottom of the hill to Claremont. The house name is on the small pillar to the right.For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Jim & Dominique’s Garden Open at Whichford Pottery


Sunday 16th June 2024 - Open Gardens at Whichford Pottery, Whichford, near Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5PG. Jim and Dominique's much-acclaimed and romantic private garden at the Pottery, together with eight other gardens in Whichford and Ascott, will be open for the National Garden Scheme. National Garden Scheme admission charge applies. The garden opens from 1.30m until 5pm; for all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Culland Hall Specialist Plant Fair


Culland Hall Specialist Plant Fair will be held within the grounds of Culland Hall, Brailsford, Derbyshire, East Midlands, DE6 3BW from 10am until 3pm on Sunday 16th June 2024. Entry is £6 (Children Free). Admissions include the plant fair and access to explore the quintessentially British gardens and landscape overlooking parkland. Refreshments and homemade cakes are available too. Funds raised will be donated to The Mid-Derbyshire Association for Mobile Physiotherapy. Visitors can purchase plants expert growers from across the country, including leading Specialist Nurseries and RHS Exhibitors.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: 25 Elm Trees Garden Opening


On Sunday 16th June 2024, the garden at 25 Elm Trees will be opening for the NGS from 2pm until 6pm at 25 Elm Trees, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9DG. Directions: From Thame, follow Bicester Road through village, opposite Chandos Yard turn right up Carters Lane, turn right again into Elm Trees, No. 25 is at the top of the left-hand-fork of the road named Elm Trees. This cottage style, organic garden has been planted to encourage wildlife and features many roses.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Cop Close Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 16th June 2024, Cop Close Garden will be opening from 2pm until 6pm for the NGS at Cop Close, 112 High Street, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9AN. Directions: At far end of High St, turn R in front of St Mary's Church. Cop Close is a few yds down on R. There is no parking beyond the main High St after you turn R to the garden. This one and a half acre garden enjoys views towards the Chilterns. There's a formal area with long, wide herbaceous borders with many alliums and roses in June, a steeply sloping wildflower bank, bog garden, vegetable and cutting garden. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Cottage in the Trees Garden Opening & Plant Sale


On Sunday 16th June 2024, the garden at Cottage in the Trees will be opening from 1.30pm until 5pm for the NGS at Cottage in the Trees, Tidworth Road, Boscombe Village, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0AD. Directions: 7m N of Salisbury. Turn L off A338 just before Social Club. Continue past church, turn R after bridge to Queen Manor, cottage 150yds on R. This half acre cottage garden will be opening and holding a plant stall. Visitors can admire the garden's water feature, raised vegetable beds, small wildlife pond and gravel garden, pots and baskets, roses and clematis. There are mixed borders of herbaceous plants, a collection of geraniums, dahlias, grasses and shrubs giving year-round interest. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Rock House Garden Opening


On Sunday 16th June 2024, Rock House Garden is opening from 12pm until 5pm for the NGS.  Rock House, Elberton, Gloucestershire, BS35 4AQ.  A two acre garden with pretty woodland vistas planted with roses, cottage garden plants, an old yew tree, and pond.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Debenham Open Gardens


Debenham Open Gardens is from 1pm until 5pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 when approx 18 gardens will be opening in Debenham, near Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6QN. There will be interesting and varied gardens open throughout Debenham, including new gardens opening for the first time. Homemade refreshments available. There will be a plant stall. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Wreningham Open Gardens


Wreningham Open Gardens is on from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 at Wreningham, near Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1AN. Thirteen private gardens in the historical village of Wreningham are opening to the public for this splendid English summer event. There will be an art display and sales, and the Witch and Wren Community Bar will be open. At each open garden and at the church, young visitors can find a garden gnome and gain a prize if they locate at least seven gnomes. Refreshments, BBQ and a wonderful variety of beverages, lunch options and other delights will be also available. The villagers will be growing plants for the plant sale. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Cottingham Open Gardens


Cottingham Open Gardens takes place from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 in Cottingham, North Humberside, East Riding, Yorkshire, HU16 4DE.  Private gardens will be opening for this special occasion.  Each garden shall have a variety of entertainment, music, afternoon teas, plants for sale and other activities taking place to help raise proceeds for the local hospice. Entry is £5 per adult, with free entry for accompanied under 16s. Programmes are available in advance from the Dove House shop in Cottingham, The Duke of Cumberland, King Billy and Barkers. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Walberton Open Gardens


Walberton Open Gardens is from 1pm until 5pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 at Walberton, between Arundel and Chichester, Sussex, BN18 0PJ. There will be plants for sale donated by local growers. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Ludlow Secret Gardens


Ludlow Secret Gardens open from 12 noon until 6pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 in Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AZ. Some of the loveliest gardens in Ludlow, some new, some firm favourites, all in walking distance of the town centre, will open for this popular fundraising event now in its 34th year. Diverse in size, style and setting they range from spacious gardens with lawns to die for, delightful terraced spaces full of colour and interest and those with the added bonus of wonderful views over Ludlow Castle or the Shropshire hills, Visitors can enjoy a delicious Brunch at Bill's Kitchen at the Assembly Rooms before exploring the gardens where tea and homemade cakes, ice creams, Prosecco, and local hand-made pottery will be on sale. Plants grown locally will be for sale in selected gardens - please bring cash if you want to make a purchase. Sorry - no dogs please other than assistance dogs. Wheelchair access not available. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Brompton-by-Sawdon Open Gardens


Brompton-by-Sawdon Open Gardens and Plant Sale is from 1pm until 4pm on Sunday 16th June 2024, when approximately 15 gardens open Brompton by Sawdon, west of Scarborough, Yorkshire, YO13 9DL. Brompton is a village of stone cottages and houses through which a beck babbles. It is on the edge of the North York Moors and has two claims to fame. William Wordsworth married Mary Hutchinson in the 12th century village church (which will be open) and Sir George Cayley invented the first flying machine here. Light refreshments available at Brompton Village Hall. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: North Ferriby Open Gardens


North Ferriby Open Gardens is from 11am until 4pm on Sunday 16th June 2024, when approximately 12 private gardens will open in North Ferriby, near Hull, East Yorkshire, HU14 3BZ. North Ferriby is a lovely village with a thriving community and there are new gardens opening for the first time. There will be other attractions besides the open gardens event including a Scarecrow competition. All proceeds will go to North Ferriby school. The organisers anticipate that there will be plants for sale. Tickets are £5 for adults, accompanied under 16’s free. Tickets will be available to purchase from the school and/or village allotments. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Histon and Impington Open Gardens


Histon and Impington Open Gardens is from 12 noon until 6pm on Sunday 16th June 2024, when approximately 17 private gardens will open in Histon and Impington, near Cambridge, CB24 9JD. The delightful neighbouring Cambridgeshire villages of Histon and Impington will be opening their gardens, with a wonderful selection of gardens of all shapes and sizes. From huge manor houses to the tiniest of plots, through Victorian terraces and modern designs, there will be something for everyone. Peep behind the tall garden walls of an old manor house, in the bustling centre of the village, to discover a calm oasis with resident ducks. Hear about local history from the Village Society, while admiring gorgeous perennial borders. Get inspiration from amazing vegetable gardens and sumptuous cottage gardens worthy of glossy magazines. Discover woodlands, ponds galore, and sensory garden and even a moat. Learn how to welcome wildlife into your garden or walk barefoot in the maze. A particular highlight is the chance to hear live music by local musicians - check website for times and locations. Enjoy tea, coffee and cake in several gardens. Proceeds go to The Trussell Trust, Explorer Scouts, Histon & Impington Green Spaces and Histon & Impington Feast. Plant sales at The Green, Histon, and in several gardens. Tickets £6 on the day, £5 in advance, accompanied under 16s free. Get tickets / programmes on the day from any participating garden or The Green, Histon. In advance (from late May) from HIston Post Office, Station Stores, Topiary Tree, Ginhouse Flowers and St. Andrews Centre Café, or from our Saturday stall on The Green, 1st, 8th and 15th June. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Moors Meadow Gardens Open Day and Plant Sale


Moors Meadow Gardens Open Day and Plant Sale is from 11am until 4pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 at Moors Meadow Gardens, Collington, Bromyard, Herefordshire, West Midlands, HR7 4LZ.iThis event is in aid of St. Michael's Hospice. Music, light refreshments, plants for sale, garden crafts, blacksmith demonstrations, extra parking, assistance dogs only. BRING CASH. Bands include: Grey Wolf. Cherrystones. Quantum Penguin. Banjo Ian. Gary Smith. Roger Pugh. Wyson Lane. Tickets are £6 in advance at www.st-michaels-hospice.org.uk £7.50 on the day. For more information, please click here and please click here.

 Wednesday 19 June 2024: Trench Hill Garden Opening


On Wednesday 19th June 2024, Trench Hill will be opening from 2pm until 6pm for the NGS.  Trench Hill, Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TZ.  This three acre garden is set in small woodland with panoramic views.  Visitors can admire plantings of herbaceous and mixed borders, rose garden, extensive vegetable plots, and wildflower areas.  There's a woodland walk, two small ponds, a waterfall and larger conservation pond.  This garden is run on organic principles.  There will be a plant sale at this opening, for all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 19 June 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 19th June 2024, Aberclwyd Manor will be opening from 11am until 4pm for the NGS.  Aberclwyd Manor, Derwen, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 9SF.  This is a four acre garden on a sloping hillside, overlooking the Upper Clwyd Valley.  Aberclwyd Manor garden features mature trees, shrubs, roses, and perennials.  An Italianate garden of box hedging lies below the house and there's also a pond and an orchard.  There will be a plant sale at this opening; for all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 19 June 2024: Fittleworth Garden Opening


On Wednesday 19th June 2024, Fittleworth House Gardens will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS.  Fittleworth House, Bedham Lane, Fittleworth, Pulborough, Sussex, RH20 1JH.  Fittleworth House has a magnificent garden that's beautifully maintained by Head Gardener, Mark Saunders and his team.  Visit Fittleworth's stunning walled vegetable garden, pond and water features.  Tea and cake will be available and there will be a plant stall at this opening.  Fittleworth Garden is on a gentle slope; for more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 19 June 2024 - Thursday 20 June 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, on Wednesday 19th June 2024 and Thursday 20th June 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold.  On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283).  If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book.  NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Thursday 20 June 2024 - Tuesday 25 June 2024: Moseley Old Hall Gardens


Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV10 7HY.  Moseley Old Hall Gardens open from 10am until 5pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Visitors will find old varieties of scented roses in the gardens.  A modern rose named 'Graham Stuart Thomas' was planted to commemorate this garden's designer.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 20 June 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Thursday 20th June 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs.

 Thursday 20 June 2024: Bradystone House Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Bradystone House Garden Opening & Plant Sale takes place from 11am until 4pm at Bradystone House, Murthly, Perth, Perthshire PH1 4EW. A unique cottage garden converted from a derelict farm steading. Imaginative and abundant planting with unusual and special perennials, clematis, roses, abutilons and shrubs. There is an interesting and bountiful plant stall. Small vegetable garden and orchard, meandering woodland walks and a duck pond. Garden groups welcome by arrangement. Dogs on leads, please. Directions: From south/north follow the A9 to Bankfoot, then signs to Murthly. At the crossroads in Murthly take the private road to Bradystone.For more information, please click here.

 Friday 21 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Blenheim Palace Flower Show


Friday 21st June 2024, Saturday 22nd June 2024, and Sunday 23rd June 2024 - Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1UL.  For all the details about this popular flower show, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Friday 21 June 2024 - Monday 24 June 2024: Kailzie Gardens


Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden. I've visited these gardens many times and can tell you that Kailzie Gardens are a truly lovely place to visit. Kailzie Gardens are planted with many shrub roses, including: Rosa Albas: Celestial and Great Maidens Blush, Rosa Centifolia: Fantin Latour, Rosa Centifolia Muscosa: Rosa Gallica: Gallica Complicanta, Rosa Mundi and Tuscany Superb, Rosa Rugosa: Blanc Double de Coubert, Frau Dagmar Hartopp, Pink Grootendurst, Alba Roseraie de L ‘Hay, and Sarah Vanfleet. Among other shrubs roses there are Cantabrigenisis, Filipes, Fedschenkoana, Highdownensis, Microphylla, Microphylla Doncasteri, Macrantha, Rubrifolia Scarlet Fire and Virginiana. Climbing roses include Felicite et Perpetue and Wedding Day. Kailzie Gardens are open from 10am until 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays; for all the details, please click here.

 Friday 21 June 2024: Thenford Summer Garden Open Day


Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, OX17 2BX, are opening from 2pm until 5.30pm, for a special Summer Garden Open Day on Friday 21st June 2024.  Tickets are £16 per person and must be booked in advance; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.

 Friday 21 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Decorative Home & Salvage Show at Cirencester Park


From 12pm until 5pm on Friday 21st June 2024, from 10am until 5pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024, and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024, Cirencester Park will be opening for the Decorative Home & Salvage Show.  There will be garden furniture, statues, planters, and other garden items at this opening; for all the details, please click here.

 Friday 21 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Rose Weekend, Craft & Food Market at RHS Garden Rosemoor


RHS Garden RosemoorGreat Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH. Rose Weekend, Craft & Food Market will be held from 10am until 4pm from Friday 21st June 2024, Saturday 22nd June 2024 until Sunday 23rd June 2024. Enjoy the sight and scent of thousands of roses in flower at RHS Garden Rosemoor’s four-week-long Festival of Roses. RHS Garden Rosemoor holds one of the UK’s largest collections of roses; this garden is home to two dedicated Rose Gardens with more than 200 different varieties and more than 2,000 roses! RHS Garden Rosemoor’s Rose Weekend Craft and Food Market will feature a floral-themed Craft Fair in the Garden Room, with a host of beautiful handmade items by some of the best crafters in the West Country. Throughout the weekend there will also be talks in the Garden Centre and guided walks of the Rose Gardens. For more information, please click here. Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Rosemoor can be found here.

 Friday 21 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Summer Garden Weekend at RHS Harlow Carr


On Friday 21st June 2024, Saturday 22nd June 2024, Sunday 23rd June 2024, the RHS are holding a Summer Garden Weekend from 9.30am until 5pm at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB. Potting Shed Talks and Demos: Join RHS Garden Advisor, Martin Fish and his wife Jill for potting shed talks and demonstrations. Gain valuable insights into what to plant in your garden and how to plan for a bountiful year of garden produce. Specialist Plant Nurseries: Stock up on a stunning array of plants and get your garden ready for a season of splendour. Explore specialist plant nurseries with unique offerings to transform your outdoor space. Floral Magic by Jonathan Moseley: Witness the artistry of Jonathan Moseley as he weaves floral wonders from cut flowers sourced right from our garden. Prepare to be enchanted by his breath-taking displays and ideas that you can try when you get home. RHS Advisory Service: Got burning questions about your plants? The RHS Advisory Service will be on hand to provide expert answers and guidance to ensure your garden thrives. There will also be live music. This event is included with the usual garden entry fee; for more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: The Dower House Garden Opening & Plant Sale


On Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024, The Dower House Garden will be opening from 10am until 5pm, for the NGS. The Dower House, Church Square, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8JH. I'm told there's a beautiful view of Melbourne Pool from a balustraded terrace that runs along the length of this 1829 house. Garden drops steeply by paths and steps to lawn with herbaceous borders and a bank of some 60 shrubs. For all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024: Somerleyton Hall Plant & Artisan Craft Fair


Somerleyton Hall Plant Fair is on Saturday 22nd June 2024 at Somerleyton Hall & Gardens, Lovingland, Suffolk, NR32 5QQ.

 Saturday 22 June 2024: Hayling Island Horticultural Society Community Fair and Summer Show


Hayling Island Horticultural Society Community Fair and Summer Show is on from 1pm until 4.30pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024 at The Hayling College, Church Road, Hayling Island, Havant, Hampshire, PO11 0NU. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024: Ferndown & District Horticultural Association Summer Show


On Saturday 22nd June 2024, Ferndown & District Horticultural Association are holding their Summer Show from 1pm until 4pm at United Church Hall, Wimborne Road East, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9NF. This show features both open and members classes for sweet peas, roses, flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, pot plants, home craft. Closing date for entries Wednesday 19th June 2024. Visitors can purchase plants from the plant stall. There will be a raffle and refreshments. Presentations at 4pm. Contact Bill Howarth: 07790089889.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Stanton in Peak Open Gardens


Stanton in Peak Open Gardens is on from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024 at Stanton-in-Peak, between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire, East Midlands, DE4 2LR. Approx 25 gardens open. Stanton in Peak is a beautiful village of stone cottages on a hillside in the Peak District National Park with glorious views. It is in a Conservation Area. The gardens are diverse and charming, and wrap around the cottages. A free taxi service will run you to the gardens at the top of the hill if you want to save some energy. The Flying Childers pub will be open throughout the afternoon. The village hall will be serving teas, coffees and cakes. There will also be classic cars, and special guest appearances by leading garden experts. Teas and cakes will be served in some of the gardens, and there will be a pop-up pub and affordable art trail. There will be locally grown plants for sale. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Clophill Open Gardens Weekend


Clophill Open Gardens Weekend is on from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024 at Clophill, south of Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 4BE. Approx 12 gardens open. Many private village gardens - large and small - will be open for viewing and most are accessible for wheelchair users and those with pushchairs. A treasure hunt will be held in each garden to help keep children interested. Lunches, coffee, soft drinks, tea and homemade cakes will be available at St Mary's Church, Clophiill. There will be a plant stall in the church grounds. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Cheddleton Open Gardens


Cheddleton Open Gardens is on from 2pm until 6pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024 at Cheddleton, near Leek, Staffordshire, West Midlands, ST13 7HP. Approx 16 gardens open. Visit gardens of all shapes and sizes in this beautiful Staffordshire Village. See the beautiful church with William Morris stain glass window, and follow the scarecrow trail through the village. As well as numerous gardens to visit and a lovely tearoom, some garden owners will be serving homemade cakes and refreshments. Plant sale by Grange Cottage Gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Snape Open Gardens


Snape Open Gardens is from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024 at Snape, near Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2TR, Approx 19 gardens will be opening, including large and small gardens within a quiet village setting. Snape as a village is wheelchair/stroller/pushchair friendly, however some of the gardens have access limitations because of gravel drives and steps - info will be provided. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and sandwiches available in the Village Institute. Dogs on leads are welcome. Don't miss the Plant Stall on the village green! For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Kingswood, Walton, & Tadworth Horticultural Society Gardener’s Delight – Open Gardens & Plant Sales


Taking place on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024Kingswood, Walton, & Tadworth Horticultural Society Gardener’s Delight will feature 10+ open gardens, opening over 2 days with refreshments and plant sales. Admission to all gardens is just £7.50. The full list of open gardens and information on where to buy tickets will be available on Kingswood, Walton, & Tadworth Horticultural Society's website when the details have been finalised.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Borde Hill Garden Festival


Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024Borde Hill Garden Festival at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP.  This lovely festival opens from 10am to 5pm.  For all the details and to purchase reduced price early bird tickets, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: The Peter Beales’ Rose Festival Weekend


On Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024 Peter Beales Garden Centre, London Road, Attleborough, Norwich, Norfolk, NR17 1AY, will be holding a Rose Festival Weekend from 10am until 4.30pm. Set within the beautiful gardens of Peter Beales Roses, the annual Rose Festival promises to be a truly spectacular celebration of roses just as the roses in the gardens are at their absolute best! Attendees can enjoy Garden Tours, Craft Stalls, Gardeners' Question Time, Gardening Demonstrations, Musical Entertainment, Special Offers, Competitions, and much more! For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024: Birstwith Open Gardens and Plant Sale


Birstwith Open Gardens and Plant Sale is from 10am until 4pm (last map sale at 3.00pm) on Saturday 22nd June 2024, when approximately 10 private gardens will open Birstwith, Yorkshire, HG3 2NG. Come along and enjoy a wide variety of gardens in this beautiful Nidderdale village - from a row of back gardens on the same street that have widely different looks, to terraced hillside gardens and all sorts in between. A Scarecrow trail will also be running across the village for younger visitors. Refreshments, cakes and bacon butties will be available. All proceeds to be shared between Birstwith in Bloom and Birstwith Horticultural Society. There will be a small selection of plants for sale, grown by villagers. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Woburn Village Open Gardens


Woburn Village Open Gardens is from 10.30am until 4pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024, when approx 12 private gardens will open in Woburn, near Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, MK17 9PJ. A range of gardens are open to the public over the weekend. Some are open on both days, some one or the other. There will be a Garden Quiz with a clue in each garden. Refreshments will be available in some gardens and there will be craft stalls on The Green. All proceeds go to help run the Woburn Heritage Centre Museum. There will be plant stall on The Green. £5 covers entry to all gardens, accompanied under 12s free. Buy programmes on the day at the Heritage Centre, at the free car park or on The Green. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Stony Stratford Open Gardens


Stony Stratford Open Gardens is from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024, when approximately 25 private gardens will open in Stony Stratford, near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1JQ. This is the 11th occasion that this biennial event has been staged since 2003, when it was set up by Sheila Plater, in memory of her gardening friend, to raise money for Willen Hospice. The gardens on show include a variety of large and small, courtyard, community, and wildlife gardens as well as allotments, community flower beds and an award-winning nature reserve. Artists, musicians and dancers will be in action in some of the gardens. Art, craft items and books will be on sale. Teas and refreshments available, and there are also plenty of cafes, coffee shops and restaurants in the High Street. All proceeds to Willen Hospice. Plants will be on sale. Tickets are £7 per person for a weekend ticket, accompanied under 16s free. Get tickets / programmes in advance from Monday 13th May 2024 - Odell & Co, Willen Bookshop and Willen Shop in the High Street; on the day from York House, London Road, and at 32/34/36 Church Street, and at each of the individual gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024: Buckden Open Gardens


Buckden Open Gardens is from 12 noon until 5.30pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024, when approximately 13 private gardens will open in Buckden, southwest of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5SJ. Gardens in this historic village will be open to view, including Buckden Towers Palace 'Queen Katherine Knot Garden' which recreates fine designs of a Tudor knot garden with many 16th century herbs and flowers represented. Seven gardens are new to our event this year. A fly-past by the Red Arrows is scheduled for 3.50pm. Family Fun Day at St. Mary's Church - free entry. Refreshments, home-made cakes and lunches, cream teas. Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of St. Mary's Church and Magpas Air Ambulance. There will be various plant stalls. Tickets are £6 adults, £5 in advance (from 18th May until 31st May), accompanied under 12s free. Get tickets / programmes on the day from St. Mary's Church and any participating garden; in advance from Annafield Estate Agents in High Street, and Nisa on the Green, Buckden. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Bookham Open Gardens


Sunday 23rd June 2024 – Bookham Open Gardens and Plant Sale, Bookham, Surrey, from 10am until 5pm.  There will be a good range of private gardens, including both large and small gardens across Great Bookham and Little Bookham, all opening for this special day. You’ll find plant sales at the Old Barn Hall, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 3QA, and at the allotments.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024 - Thursday 27 June 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Shere Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Shere Open Gardens takes place on Sunday 23rd June 2024 from 2pm until 6pm.  The picturesque village of Shere near Guildford, in Surrey (off A25 halfway between Guildford and Dorking (SATNAV GU5 9HE) will be opening its garden gates and inviting visitors to view more than 15 private gardens to raise funds for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and local causes. There will be a fabulous plant sale and an over-the-wall gardeners' question time at the allotments. There's a Pimms Stall by the stream; while the parents from Shere School will be serving delicious home-made teas and cakes in the village hall. There's free parking which will be signposted (GU5 9JA). Tickets can be purchased online now and are available on the day from the village carparks and village with cash or using contactless payment. Tickets are: adults: £8, over 65s: £7, children under 16: free.  Dogs are welcome in a few gardens (but not all!). For more information and to buy tickets, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Wargrave Open Gardens


On Sunday 19th June 2022, Wargrave Open Gardens takes place on Sunday 23rd June 2024 from 2pm until 6pm at Wargrave, south of Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire, RG10 8BU. Part of the Wargrave Festival, this Open Gardens day offers you the opportunity to explore some of Wargrave's wide variety of gardens, from those with sweeping riverside lawns, to little courtyards hidden behind the High Street and Victoria Road. Some garden openers will be offering tea and cakes. Come and relax in an English country garden; the Wargrave Allotments are included on the itinerary, giving you a chance to wander around this pinnacle of horticultural expertise. Come and chat to the allotmenteers and perhaps sample some of their produce. All proceeds go towards village charities and projects. Entry is £5.00 adults, 17s and under free. Tickets and map for all the gardens available on the door at 65 High Street, Wargrave. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Cholsey Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Cholsey Open Gardens & Plant Sale takes place from 11am until 4pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024 when approximately twelve private gardens will be opening in Cholsey, near Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX10 9LG.  Refreshments available. All proceeds will go to The Treehouse School. There will be plants for sale, all grown by villagers. Entry is £5.00 a map. Maps will be available for purchase from The Treehouse School, Cholsey.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Cottingham Open Gardens


Cottingham Open Gardens takes place from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024 in Cottingham, North Humberside, East Riding, Yorkshire, HU16 4DE.  Private gardens will be opening for this special occasion.  Each garden shall have a variety of entertainment, music, afternoon teas, plants for sale and other activities taking place to help raise proceeds for the local hospice. Entry is £5 per adult, with free entry for accompanied under 16s. Programmes are available in advance from the Dove House shop in Cottingham, The Duke of Cumberland, King Billy and Barkers. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: The Manor House Garden Opening


On Sunday 23rd June 2024, The Manor House is opening to the public from 10am until 5pm for the NGS.  The address is: The Manor House, Three Gates Lane, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2ES. The Manor House gardens are set across six acres on the edge of Haslemere. The grounds were laid out across the terraced landscape around 1873 in an English romantic style and were heavily influenced by Gertrude Jekyll. They were once described in Country Life as the ‘Hanging Gardens of Haslemere’. Julia Patterson has been Head Gardener at the Manor House for the past four years. During this time, Julia and her team have been infilling herbaceous borders, replanting the rose garden, and planting lots of bulbs to extend the seasons. Visitors can admire the garden's mature trees, orchard and wild flower meadow, greenhouses and a magnificent pergola. Water features heavily throughout the garden, with a series of ponds travelling throughout, and an area inspired by Japanese influences.  Adult entry is £5 and children go free. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: 5 East View Cottages Garden Opening


On Sunday 23rd June 2024, the garden at 5 East View Cottages will be opening from 1pm until 5pm for the NGS at 5 East View Cottages, School Lane, Shuttington, near Tamworth, Warwickshire, West Midlands, B79 0DX. This third of an acre features naturalised woodland, woodland edge borders, shrubs, a shady courtyard, stream and stream-side planting, water features, and a folly. Visitors at this opening can admire the garden's roses, clematis, potted hostas, perennials, foliage, annuals, and cutting beds. Many benches and seating areas to contemplate the garden and birdlife or to enjoy homemade cake. Always something new. NB: few sections of path are narrow or uneven or have small steps. There will be a plant sale at this opening. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Nunney Open Gardens Day


Nunney Open Gardens Day is from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024 at Nunney, near Frome, Somerset, BA11 4LY. Approx 20 gardens open. Private gardens in all shapes, styles, and sizes will be open in the attractive village set around the 14th century moated Nunney Castle. In the Village Hall there will be a Plant Sale, as well as a stall with produce from the gardens along with light refreshments all day, with refreshments, homemade cakes, and cream teas available in the church as well. No dogs in the gardens, please. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Earls Colne Open Gardens


Earls Colne Open Gardens is from 12 noon until 4.30pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024 at Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2NG. Approx 18 gardens open. An eclectic mix of small and larger gardens situated in the beautiful village of Earls Colne. Some gardens will offer ceramics for sale, while others will sell refreshments and cakes. St. Andrews church will be providing tours of the bell tower as well as refreshments. The villagers are growing plants for the Plant Sale. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Thetford Open Gardens


Thetford Open Gardens is on from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024 at Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2AP.  Approx 30 gardens open. Now in its 18th year, Thetford Open Gardens showcases gardens across the town. New gardens will be opening this year, in addition to old favourites. Discover hidden gems, feast your eyes on rambling roses, clambering clematis and prolific perennials in a riot of colour. Enjoy light refreshments or lunch in the gardens. The will be several plant sales in the gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Stonesfield Open Gardens


Stonesfield Open Gardens is on from 2pm until 5pm (gardens close at 5.30pm) on Sunday 23rd June 2024 at Stonesfield, near Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, OX29 8PU. Approx 9 gardens open. A selection of village gardens will be open to visit - various styles from cottage garden to modern outdoor living spaces. Teas and home-made refreshments will be available at St James' Centre, where you'll also find a Plant Sale. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Cloughton Open Gardens and Plant Sale


Cloughton Open Gardens and Plant Sale is from 12 noon until 4pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024, when approx 14 gardens open in Cloughton, north of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR. This is the second Open Gardens in the beautiful conservation village of Cloughton on the outskirts of Scarborough and the North Yorkshire Moors. This event has become a lovely, lively community effort and has also linked in with the Flower Festival in the village church. Gardens will be open around the village, all very different and interesting in their own way. Proceeds will go to Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall Fund, Myloma and Westway Open Arms. There will be plants for sale, some grown by our villagers and some donated by our local nursery. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Pulloxhill Open Gardens


Pulloxhill Open Gardens is from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 23rd June.2024, when approximately 9 private gardens will open in Pulloxhill, near Flitwick and Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire, MK45 5HA. This is a great opportunity to visit some lovely gardens, large and small, within the picturesque Bedfordshire village of Pulloxhill. Refreshments, home made cakes and light lunches available in the Church Hall. Proceeds go towards village tree planting and supporting the upkeep of the local church hall. Plants grown by villagers will be for sale. Tickets £5 for adults, accompanied under 16s free. Buy tickets on the day from the Church Hall in Church Road or at The Old Smithy on the High Street. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Isleham Open Gardens


Isleham Open Gardens is from 1pm until 5pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024, when approximately 12 private gardens will open in Isleham, near Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5RX. This is a great chance to view a multitude of different gardens in the highly friendly village of Iseleham. Explore small gardens, big gardens, pristine gardens, and wild gardens. Tea and cake available throughout the day. All proceeds go to St. Andrew's Building Fund. A selection of plants from the gardens will be available to purchase. Tickets are £5 adults, accompanied 16s and under free. Tickets can be purchased on the day from St. Andrew's Social Centre. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 24 June 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, from Monday 24th June 2024 until Sunday 7th July 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold. On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283). If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book. NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Monday 24 June 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: Hever in Bloom: Rose Week


Hever in Bloom at Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG opens from 10.30am until 6pm. Hever in Bloom showcases the glorious award winning gardens at the height of their summer beauty. You will be able to enjoy one of the finest displays of more than 5,000 roses in Kent, the Garden of England. Head into the Castle and admire wonderful floral displays in selected rooms that simply enhance the beauty of the historic Castle. Head Gardener, Neil Miller and his team are offering guided tours of the Rose Garden. Neil is well-known within the horticultural world for his encyclopaedic knowledge of roses so don’t miss out on this chance to tour the Rose Garden with him. As well as the guided tour, there will be a Floral Demonstration for you to watch at 12:30 in the Garden Exhibition. Once you’ve finished the tour or workshop, head over to the Courtyard Shop and sample some Hever Castle Gin. It’s even infused with flavours found at Hever Castle! For more information, please click here.

 Tuesday 25 June 2024 - Thursday 27 June 2024: Glee


Tuesday 25th June 2024 (9am until 6pm), Wednesday 26th June 2024 (9am until 6pm), and Thursday 27th June 2024 (9am until 4pm) - Glee at the NEC Birmingham, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT.  For all the details, please click here.

 Tuesday 25 June 2024 - Saturday 29 June 2024: The Summer Festival at Sculpture by the Lakes


Tuesday 25th June 2024, Wednesday 26th June 2024, Thursday 27th June 2024, Friday 28th June 2024 and Saturday 29th June 2024 – The Summer Festival at Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QU.  This five-day festival showcases works from the best Artists and Makers the southwest has to offer. All gathered in the incredible setting of the Makers Yard at Sculpture by the Lakes. Find inspiration for your home inside and out, plus amazing gifts from jewellery to leather goods. This event is held in the Makers Yard area so it's free to attend. For more inspiration, why not visit the botanic gardens of Sculpture by the Lakes. Entry to the park is at the usual day rate of £15. For all the details (including information for disabled visitors) and to book your tickets online, please click here.

 Wednesday 26 June 2024: Trench Hill Garden Opening


On Wednesday 26th June 2024, Trench Hill will be opening from 2pm until 6pm for the NGS.  Trench Hill, Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TZ.  This three acre garden is set in small woodland with panoramic views.  Visitors can admire plantings of herbaceous and mixed borders, rose garden, extensive vegetable plots, and wildflower areas.  There's a woodland walk, two small ponds, a waterfall and larger conservation pond.  This garden is run on organic principles.  There will be a plant sale at this opening, for all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 26 June 2024: 5 East View Cottages Garden Opening


On Wednesday 26th June 2024, the garden at 5 East View Cottages will be opening from 1pm until 5pm for the NGS at 5 East View Cottages, School Lane, Shuttington, near Tamworth, Warwickshire, West Midlands, B79 0DX. This third of an acre features naturalised woodland, woodland edge borders, shrubs, a shady courtyard, stream and stream-side planting, water features, and a folly. Visitors at this opening can admire the garden's roses, clematis, potted hostas, perennials, foliage, annuals, and cutting beds. Many benches and seating areas to contemplate the garden and birdlife or to enjoy homemade cake. Always something new. NB: few sections of path are narrow or uneven or have small steps. There will be a plant sale at this opening. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 26 June 2024 - Thursday 27 June 2024: The Royal Norfolk Show


The Royal Norfolk Show is on Wednesday 26th June 2024 and Thursday 27th June 2024 at Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT. Gates open 8am. Show closes at 8pm on Wednesday and on 7pm on Thursday. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 26 June 2024: Botanical Rose Art Class with Penny Sanderson at Borde Hill Garden


Wednesday 26th June 2024 from 2pm until 4pm. This two-hour painting session, run by Botanical Artist Penny Sanderson, is suitable for beginners and seasoned artists alike, and will celebrate the rose’s natural beauty. During the session participants will look at form, composition, and drawing roses as well as learning some watercolour techniques to help capture the essence of this iconic bloom. Taking place in the Garden Marquee, the workshop includes the two-hour class, admission to the Garden and, as a reward for your artistic endeavours, a delicious Cream Tea. For more information and to book your place, please click here. Borde Hill Garden in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP. Borde Hill Garden has been planted with passion by four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family. The garden nestles in 200 acres of English Heritage listed Parkland and Woodland. This special event gives visitors the chance to admire the beauty of Borde Hill's Rose Garden at its peak.  Take the opportunity to be immersed in the scents of 750 David Austin rose plants and enjoy the experience of 100 different rose varieties filling the air with their divine perfume. If you're thinking of planting roses in your own garden, the Rose Garden at Borde Hill can help you select your favourite plants, as this garden contains the most popular roses developed by David Austin, including Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll', 'Winchester Cathedral' and 'Graham Thomas'. Visitors can explore the most popular roses sold in the last 12 months (in the UK), including Rosa 'Olivia Rose Austin', 'Lady Emma Hamilton', and 'Darcy Bussell'. During Borde Hill Garden's Rose Celebration, visitors can get hints and tips on rose growing and can purchases roses in Borde Hill Garden's nursery. If you're thinking of becoming a regular visitor, why not become a Friend of Borde Hill?  For all the details of how to become a friend, please click here. Find more information on Borde Hill Gardens, here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 26 June 2024 - Thursday 27 June 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, on Wednesday 26th June 2024 and Thursday 27th June 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold.  On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283).  If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book.  NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Thursday 27 June 2024 - Tuesday 2 July 2024: Moseley Old Hall Gardens


Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV10 7HY.  Moseley Old Hall Gardens open from 10am until 5pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.  Visitors will find old varieties of scented roses in the gardens.  A modern rose named 'Graham Stuart Thomas' was planted to commemorate this garden's designer.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 27 June 2024: Bradystone House Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Bradystone House Garden Opening & Plant Sale takes place from 11am until 4pm at Bradystone House, Murthly, Perth, Perthshire PH1 4EW. A unique cottage garden converted from a derelict farm steading. Imaginative and abundant planting with unusual and special perennials, clematis, roses, abutilons and shrubs. There is an interesting and bountiful plant stall. Small vegetable garden and orchard, meandering woodland walks and a duck pond. Garden groups welcome by arrangement. Dogs on leads, please. Directions: From south/north follow the A9 to Bankfoot, then signs to Murthly. At the crossroads in Murthly take the private road to Bradystone.For more information, please click here.

 Friday 28 June 2024 - Monday 8 July 2024: Kailzie Gardens


Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden. I've visited these gardens many times and can tell you that Kailzie Gardens are a truly lovely place to visit. Kailzie Gardens are planted with many shrub roses, including: Rosa Albas: Celestial and Great Maidens Blush, Rosa Centifolia: Fantin Latour, Rosa Centifolia Muscosa: Rosa Gallica: Gallica Complicanta, Rosa Mundi and Tuscany Superb, Rosa Rugosa: Blanc Double de Coubert, Frau Dagmar Hartopp, Pink Grootendurst, Alba Roseraie de L ‘Hay, and Sarah Vanfleet. Among other shrubs roses there are Cantabrigenisis, Filipes, Fedschenkoana, Highdownensis, Microphylla, Microphylla Doncasteri, Macrantha, Rubrifolia Scarlet Fire and Virginiana. Climbing roses include Felicite et Perpetue and Wedding Day. Kailzie Gardens are open from 10am until 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays; for all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Arley Hall Garden Festival


Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024 – Arley Hall Garden Festival, opens from 10am until 5pm, at Arley Hall and Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA.  Visitors have the opportunity to purchase rare and unusual plants from specialist nurseries selling a range of plants, including perennials, shrubs, and bulbs.  For all the details and to buy tickets, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Benington Lordship Gardens Floral Festival & Open Gardens


Benington Lordship Gardens, Benington, near Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS, will be opening for their special Floral Festival & Open Gardens from 11am until 5pm, on Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024.  To visit Benington Lordship’s website and find out more about their gardens, which include roses, herbaceous borders, and an abundance of flowers, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024: Kingswood, Walton & Tadworth Horticultural Society Early Summer Show


On Saturday 29th June 2024, Kingswood, Walton and Tadworth Horticultural Society will be holding their Early Summer Show from 2pm until 5pm, at Church Hall, Church of the Good Sheppard, The Avenue, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5AS. Teas, coffee and homemade cakes, plant sales and raffle. Entry is free for KWT Horticultural Society Members, and £1 for non-members.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Stockbridge Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Stockbridge Open Gardens & Plant Sale takes place from 1.30pm until 5.30pm on Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024, when approximately ten gardens will be opening in Stockbridge, West of Winchester, Hampshire, SO20 6EU. Don't miss the plant stall on the church lawn, in centre of village. Stockbridge Gardens Open Weekend will feature gardens situated in the western end of the village. The River Test runs through this part of the village and there is a chance to walk along the river bank at 'The Greyhound on the Test' and also explore some of Stockbridge's other hidden waterways as you make your way around the great variety of gardens. With several old favourites and new gardens to visit, this is a great afternoon out in this thriving village in the heart of this lovely valley. Afternoon teas available on the church lawn in the village centre, where Amesbury town band will be playing on both days. Entry is £10.00, accompanied under 16s entry is free. How to get event passports? Tickets on the day from St. Peter's Church (from 1.00pm), from participating gardens, or from the parking area at the western end of the High Street.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024: Dunsborough Park Garden Opening (pre-booking required)


Dunsborough Park, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6AL. The gardens and grounds at Dunsborough Park were originally laid out in the eighteenth century; the gardens continued to be added to over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and have been restored and adapted by the gardens’ current owners. Dunsborough Park features borders which have undergone restoration work designed by Penelope Hobhouse, with later re-workings made by Rupert Golby. The older walled garden was remodelled with divisions to create garden rooms, which were designed by Simon Johnson. Visitors will undoubtedly be impressed by the gardens’ Rose Walk, Italian Garden, and a Water Garden with enchanting folly bridge, the 70ft Ginkgo hedge, espalier trained fruit trees, alongside the garden owners’ collection of garden statues, sculptures, and ornaments.The peonies and roses will be at their best by the time Dunsborough Park opens on Saturday 29th June 2024. Visitors have the opportunity to book a morning visit (arrive 9.30am – the gardens close at 12 noon) or an afternoon visit (arrive from 1pm until 1.30pm – the gardens close at 3.30pm). All visitors need to book their place online, for all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: King John’s Lodge Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024 King John's Lodge Garden will be opening from 10am until 5pm for the NGS at King John's Lodge, Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, Sussex, TN19 7AZ. Directions: 2m W of Hurst Green. Off A265 nr Etchingham. From Burwash turn L before Etchingham Church, from Hurst Green turn R after church, into Church Ln, which leads into Sheepstreet Ln after ½m, then L after 1m. This four acre romantic garden has been an ongoing family project since 1987, with new areas completed in 2020. There's a wildlife pond, orchard with spring flowers, meadow, rose walk, fountain, herbaceous border, and ha-ha. Visitors can visit the eclectic shop, nursery and tearoom. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Wirksworth Hidden Gardens and Courtyards


Wirksworth Hidden Gardens and Courtyards is on from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024, when approximately 32 private gardens will be opening in Wirksworth, near Matlock, Derbyshire, East Midlands, DE4 4DS. This ancient town has a wide variety of intriguing courtyards and gardens that are hidden from view but which offer glimpses of delight as you wander around the streets and alleyways. The weekend gives a unique opportunity for visitors to look behind the walls and enjoy our private spaces where every size and type of garden and courtyard is to be found. Visitors follow a garden trail around the town centre of Wirksworth, with home made cakes and teas en-route. Plant sales will be taking place at the Secret Orchard Nursery. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Longhirst Open Gardens


Longhirst Open Gardens is on from 11am until 5pm on Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024, when approximately 10 private gardens will be open in Longhirst, near Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3HX. There will be a flower festival in St. John's Church, a model railway exhibition, craft stalls, a Plant Sale and local produce for sale in Barnacre Garden. Home-made lunches and teas are available in the Village Hall. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024: Folksworth Open Gardens


Folksworth Open Gardens is on from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 29th June 2024 when approximately ten private gardens will be open in Folksworth, near Stilton, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3SU. There will be a flower festival in our church, St. Helens, and in our village the hall, the Folksworth Art Group will be displaying their work as part of Peterborough Open Art Studios. Refreshments will be available in our village hall. There will be a plant stall in the village hall. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Stinchcombe Hidden Gardens


Stinchcombe Hidden Gardens is on from 2pm until 6pm on Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024, when approx twelve private gardens will be opening in Stinchcombe, near Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 6BQ. Capture the atmosphere of this quiet Country Village nestling in the Cotswold escarpment. This is a rare opportunity to view many gardens which have previously been unseen by the public. Refreshments available at Church Farm Barn opposite the Church. Some gardens will be offering plants for sale. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: David Austen Roses at Belvoir Castle Gardens


Belvoir Castle Gardens, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1PE. On Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024, Visit Belvoir Gardens this weekend and stop at their Rose Garden where you’ll find experts from David Austen Roses. Rose experts will be on hand to offer advice, assistance, and answer any rose questions you may have. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your rose-growing experience! Over the centuries, Belvoir’s formal gardens have undergone several major changes, with most Duchesses leaving their mark. The striking statue of ‘Winter‘ by Caius Gabriel Cibber (1630-1700) presides over the Rose Garden. The roses you’ll see in the garden today were planted by Emma, the current Duchess of Rutland. Visitors can enjoy roses in Belvoir Castle's extensive grounds and gardens. For opening times, all the details, and to book your visit, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Emley Open Gardens


Emley Open Gardens is from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024 when approximately 13 beautiful private gardens will open for this special event in Emley, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9RW. Come and visit some of the most beautiful private gardens in the Yorkshire countryside. Emley is a compact village and most of the gardens are just a short walk from St. Michael's church. Explore wildlife-friendly gardens, gardens with spectacular herbaceous borders, colourful bedding schemes, rose gardens, water features, a knot garden and much more! Talk to the gardeners and be inspired to take new ideas home with you. To add to the atmosphere, Emley Brass Band will be playing outside church on Sunday and there will be live music in some of the gardens too. Home-made refreshments, craft sale, book stall. Many gardens are wheelchair accessible and most are dog friendly. Proceeds in aid of St. Michael's church, Emley. Quality plants will be for sale at bargain prices at one of the gardens. £6.00 on the day, £5.00 in advance from Emley PREMIER village shop, accompanied under 16s free. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Denton and Askwith Open Gardens and Plant Sale


Denton and Askwith Open Gardens and Plant Sale is from 2pm until 6pm on Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024, when approx 20 gardens open Denton, Askwith and Weston, near Otley, North Yorkshire, LS21 2JF. Gardens large and small will be open in three small villages in mid-Wharfedale. Teas are available in Askwith Village Hall and at a different garden each day in Denton village. Two listed churches in Denton and Weston villages will be open, with an art exhibition in Weston church. Plant sales at various gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024: Bradleys Both Open Gardens and Plant Sale


Bradleys Both Open Gardens and Plant Sale is from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday 29th June 2024, when approximately 12 private gardens will open Bradleys Both, near Skipton. North Yorkshire, BD20 9DS. Bradley in Bloom will be showcasing its environmental work in the Village Hall, its Community Garden and Community Orchard. The village school is opening its doors to show how they are teaching the importance of the environment and gardening. There is a Children's Trail with prizes - pick up your entry sheet from the Village Hall on the day. All gardens are within easy walk of the Village Hall. Refreshments and ice-creams available. No dogs please other than assistance dogs. Proceeds split between Bradley in Bloom and the Methodist Church. Locally grown plants will be on sale in the Community Garden behind the Village Hall. £5.00 adults, accompanied under 16s free. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024: Hampsthwaite Open Gardens and Plant Sale


Hampsthwaite Open Gardens and Plant Sale is from 12.30pm until 5pm on Saturday 29th June 2024, when approximately 13 private gardens will open in Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire, HG3 2EQ. This year local nearby allotments will also be opening alongside private gardens. The gardens range from small, interesting cottage gardens to large, spacious gardens, all uniquely different and some holding little surprises. Natural running water features quite beautifully in this route and there are wonderful views of surrounding countryside. All proceeds to St. Thomas a Beckett Church, Hampsthwaite.There will be a plant stall. Tickets are £5 for adults, accompanied under 15s go free. Tickets can be bought on the day from the Memorial Hall. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Armathwaite Open Gardens


Armathwaite Open Gardens is from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024, when approximately 14 private gardens will open in Armathwaite, near Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 9PF. Armathwaite has two pubs, village shop including a post office, and delightful river side walks. Why not travel by train on the Settle to Carlisle Railway and spend the day in the Eden Valley? Children are welcome; there's a free Garden Trail for them to follow. Tea and cakes will be served in the Village Hall. All proceeds from the event will be divided equally between Christ and St Mary's Church and the Village Hall. Plants for sale at various gardens. Tickets £5 each day. Buy your ticket at the tent in the centre of the village. Directions / Parking: Armathwaite is equidistant from Carlisle and Penrith. From J42 on the M6 take the A6 south for approx 7 miles and turn left off the dual carriageway just past the vilage of High Hesket. Proceed along this road to a T junction where you should turn right. Upon entering Armathwaite continue for 1/4 mile and programmes can be purchased from a tent in the middle of the village. For more information, please click here.  

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Hardy Plant Society Devon Group Summer Plant Fair at Burrow Farm Gardens


Sunday 30th June 2024 - Hardy Plant Society Devon Group Summer Plant Fair, Burrow Farm Gardens, Old Taunton Road, Dalwood, between Axminster and Honiton, Devon, EX13 7ET.  This plant fair opens from 10am to 3pm.  Buy plants grown by the Devon Hardy Plant Society and from 15 specialist nurseries.  The 13 acres of garden are open to 6pm.  Refreshments available from Burrow Farm Gardens' tea room.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Flower Power Plant Fair at Constable Burton Hall


Sunday 30th June 2024 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Constable Burton Hall opens from 11am until 4pm, at Constable Burton Hall, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5LJ.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: 67-69 High Street Garden Opening & Plant Sale


On Sunday 30th June 2024, 67-69 High Street Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5.30pm for the NGS.  67-69 High Street, Finedon, Northamptonshire, NN9 5JN. ⅓ acre rear garden of C17 cottage (not open).  This garden features summer and autumn mixed borders, many obelisks and containers, kitchen garden, herb bed, rambling roses and at least 60 different hostas. For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Burrow Farm Gardens Summer Plant Fair


Burrow Farm Gardens Summer Plant Fair will be held on Sunday 30th June 2024 from 10am to 3pm.  Burrow Farm Gardens Dalwood, Axminster, East Devon, EX13 7ET.  Visitors can purchase plants from the Devon Hardy Plant Society and growers in the South West.  £2 entry.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Chelsworth Open Gardens


Chelsworth Open Gardens are open from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 30th June 2024 in Chelsworth, Ipswich, Suffolk.  There will be plant sales at this opening.  For more details, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024 - Thursday 4 July 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Faversham Open Gardens and Garden Market


Faversham Open Gardens and Garden Market is on from 10am until 5pm (the market closes at 4pm) on Sunday 30th June 2024. This is the largest Open Gardens event in the south-east. A variety of private gardens will be opening including: sculpture, wildlife, waterside, walled, courtyard, formal, and urban meadow gardens, along with a variety of community, charity, and allotment gardens. The gardens are all within walking distance of the town's attractive central conservation area and Market Place in Faversham, Kent. The brochure ticket contains a map. In the central Market Place there will be a popular garden market where a large number of stalls will be selling plants, food, gardenalia, and other garden related items. Many of the gardens will be serving teas. All proceeds go to the Faversham Society. Cost: £7 per adult (£12 for two) which covers entry to all gardens. Tickets available in advance from the online shop from the end of May (postage is £1 and last order date is 20th June 2024), as well as from the Visitor Information Centre, 12 Market Place, Faversham, and on the day from the Market stall in Market Place. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Open Day to see the National Collection of Rambling Roses


Sunday 30th June 2024, Open Day to see the National Collection of Rambling Roses from 2pm until 6pm at Moor Wood, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7EB. NGS open day with homemade teas available. Tours by appointment, 15th-29th June. Entry £5. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Pride in Nature at RHS Garden Bridgewater


On Sunday 30th June 2024, it's Pride in Nature at RHS Garden Bridgewater from 10am until 5pm at RHS Garden Bridgewater, Occupation Road Off Leigh Road, Worsley, Salford, Greater Manchester, M28 2LJ. Taking place during Pride month, Pride In Nature 2024 looks to build on the success of previous events and celebrate all things LGBTQIA+ in our beautiful natural environment. Programme of events TBC. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Kirtling Tower Garden Opening & Plant Sale


On Sunday 30th June 2024, Kirtling Tower Gardens will be open for the NGS from 11am until 4pm at Kirtling Tower, Newmarket Road, Kirtling, Cambridgeshire, CB8 9PA. Directions: 6m SE of Newmarket. From Newmarket head towards village of Saxon St, through village to Kirtling. Turn L at the war memorial; the road is signed to Upend & the entrance is signed on the L. This event is a lovely chance to explore Kirtling Tower's large formal gardens set in 25 acres of parkland with extensive views of surrounding countryside. Visitors can admire the moat, ornamental walled garden, Cloisters Rose Garden, cutting and vegetable garden, secret and summer gardens, young arboretum and pinetum. Roses, Camassias and stunning herbaceous borders can be enjoyed in summer, including classic cars in June. There will be a craft and plant stall at this opening. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Brandtwoode and High Glenan Garden Opening & Plant Sale


from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 30th June 2024 at Brantwoode, Munro Drive West, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 9AA (David W Henderson): Brantwoode's front garden is beautifully terraced on three levels in red sandstone with a central lavender path dividing the main lawns. The top terrace is mainly perennials and small shrubs flanked by rambling roses. There is a shrubbery on the west side of the garden with rhododendrons, azaleas and acers; on the east side there is a woodland path with camellias, hydrangeas, magnolias and two large rhododendron trees. There are also several mature conifers. The lower terrace, sheltered by a beech hedge, has shrubs and many outstanding specimen trees, providing year round interest. There is also a rockery with two small wildlife ponds. To the rear of the house is the formal rose garden with many scented and repeat flowering roses backed by clematis and wisteria on the high sandstone wall. There is also a working area and small fruit garden. High Glenan, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84 9LG (Tom and Tricia Stewart): A secluded garden with burn and waterside plants, gravel garden, herb and herbaceous borders and kitchen garden with a selection of fruit and vegetables. Extensive programme of hard landscaping has been undertaken over the last ten years. Directions: Brantwoode is the middle house behind Helensburgh Upper Station. Parking either in W. Lennox Dr or Rossdhu Dr. High Glenan is approximately ½ mile along Queen Street from its junction with Sinclair Street on the right hand side. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Ludham Open Gardens


Ludham Open Gardens is on from 10am until 5pm on Sunday 30th June 2024, when approx 18 private gardens will be open in Ludham, between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5QA. Ludham is a village on the Norfolk Broads and opens its gardens bi-annually. Most open gardens have river frontage. There is a Classic Car Show with 200 cars, a major art event - Paint Out Norfolk - a display of classic traction engines, and free ferries across Womack Water. Lunches, cream teas, tea and cakes, arts and crafts, wherries and heritage fleet, professional gardening advice, entertainment from local groups and entertainers, craft stalls, Hog Roast, Fish and Chips and BBQ. Sorry, but no dogs please other than assistance dogs. There will be plant sales in several of the gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Yardley Hastings Open Gardens


Yardley Hastings Open Gardens is on from 11am until 5.30pm on Sunday 30th June 2024 when approx 14 private gardens will be open at Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, NN7 1EX. A range of gardens and allotments will be open to the public, including the Old Rectory with its extensive garden, and some gardens who are opening for the first time. Yardley Arts will be holding a garden-themed art exhibition. Brunch, lunch and teas and a bar will be available at the Memorial Hall for refreshments throughout the day. There will also be a Plant Sale. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Litchborough Open Gardens


Litchborough Open Gardens is on from 1pm until 5pm on Sunday 30th June 2024 when approx nine private gardens will be open in Litchborough, near Towcester, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, NN12 8JA. Stroll around the picturesque village of Litchborough and enjoy the various gardens of different sizes and styles including the newly formed village allotment. There will be a Plant Sale. Tickets available from the village hall. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Blindcrake Garden Safari


Blindcrake Garden Safari is from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 30th June 2024, when approximately 10 private gardens will open at Blindcrake, near Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QP. Blindcrake is inside the Lake District National Park and overlooked by the glorious backdrop of Skiddaw. A variety of lovely gardens will be open within this rural parish. Most of the gardens are in the village of Blindcrake, mainly within walking distance of each other but a few are in the neighbouring hamlet of Sunderland. Classic Cars on show, Art trail, Market in the Marquee on the Village Green including crafts, local produce, beauty products and more. Refreshments in the Village Hall. All proceeds to Blindcrake Village Hall. Plants will be for sale, donated by villagers - cash only please. Tickets £5 adults £1 child - cash only please. Buy tickets on the day from the Village Hall. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Allesley Festival Gardens Walk


Allesley Festival Gardens Walk is from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 30th June 2024, when approximately 15 private gardens will open at Allesley Village, Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 9BB. Enjoy the imaginatively planted herbaceous borders, giving you a selection of sun-loving and shade-preferring planting - something for everyone and plenty of ideas to take home. Allesley Allotment Association will also be opening. Relax and enjoy a cup of tea and home baked refreshments in the 1st Coventry Scout Hut, Washbrook Lane. This year we also invite you to our Scarecrow Trail which will be running along your route. Sorry, no dogs please, other than assistance dogs. Proceeds from the Gardens Walks go to local charities. Allesley Allotment Association will offer a selection of plants to purchase. Tickets £3 per adult, accompanied children free. Scarecrow Trails £2. Get tickets / programmes on the day 1.45pm onwards outside the 1st Coventry Scout Hut, Washbrook Lane; in advance from the Allesley Post Office and Stores, 129 Birmingham Road, from Saturday 22nd June to Sunday 30th of June inclusive. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024: Moseley in Bloom Open Gardens


Moseley in Bloom Open Gardens is from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 30th June 2024, when approximately 20 private gardens will open in Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JP. Moseley has seven times been a Gold award-winner and awarded Best Urban Community eight times by the Heart of England in Bloom. The Blooming Bus will run between the gardens, throughout the day. There will be tea and home made cakes in some of the gardens whilst others will serve Prosecco and samosas. Proceeds go to the Moseley in Bloom Charity which supports the summer floral displays, as well as a number of school and community projects. There will be plants and art on sale at various gardens on the day. Tickets are £10 adults, accompanied under 12s free. Tickets can be purchased on the day. Outlets will be published soon on the website - for more information, please click here..

July 2024

 Monday 1 July 2024: Willowhill Garden Opening


Willowhill Garden, Forgan, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, DD6 8RA.  Willowhill Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm for Scotland's Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening; visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. This three-acre garden features a series of mixed borders designed with different vibrant colour combinations. The spectacular mix of roses, herbaceous perennials and annuals planted through the wide borders are a highlight in mid to late summer. A new ‘no dig’ 160-foot border in shades of white, blue, purple and pale yellow was created in 2019/2020. Directions: One-and-a-half miles south of Tay Road Bridge. Take the B995 to Newport off the Forgan roundabout. Willowhill is the first house on the left-hand side next to West Friarton Farm Strawberry Shed. For more information, please click here.

 Tuesday 2 July 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival


Tuesday 2nd July 2024, Wednesday 3rd July 2024, Thursday 4th July 2024, Friday 5th July 2024, Saturday 6th July 2024, Sunday 7th July 2024, – RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU.  Visitors can purchase plants from a wide range of specialist nurseries and expert growers at Hampton Court Garden Festival; this is a wonderful place to buy plants!  Orchid and houseplant enthusiasts will be creating orchid displays for this event.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Tuesday 2 July 2024: Bournemouth in Bloom Summer Flower Show


On Friday 2nd July 2024, Bournemouth in Bloom are holding their Summer Flower Show from 12 noon until 5pm at St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9SH. A practical demonstration is at 3pm on staging Roses & Sweet Peas.

 Wednesday 3 July 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 3rd July 2023, Aberclwyd Manor will be opening from 11am until 4pm for the NGS.  Aberclwyd Manor, Derwen, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 9SF.  This is a four acre garden on a sloping hillside, overlooking the Upper Clwyd Valley.  Aberclwyd Manor garden features mature trees, shrubs, roses, and perennials.  An Italianate garden of box hedging lies below the house and there's also a pond and an orchard.  There will be a plant sale at this opening; for all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 3 July 2024: Portmore Garden Opening


Portmore, Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8QU.  Portmore Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm on Wednesday 3rd July 2024, for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. Visitors can admire Portmore's mature trees and fine views of the surrounding countryside. This is a large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 3 July 2024: Thenford Summer Garden Open Day


Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, OX17 2BX, are opening at 2pm, for a special Summer Garden Open Day on Wednesday 3rd July 2024.  Tickets are £16 per person and must be booked in advance; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.

 Wednesday 3 July 2024: Renishaw Hall NGS Open Day & chance to see the National Collection of Yukka


Renishaw Hall are holding an NGS Open Day from 10.30 until 4.30pm on Wednesday 3rd July 2024. at Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw Park, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S21 3WB. There will be plants for sale. For information on how to get to Renishaw Hall, please click here. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 4 July 2024 - Tuesday 9 July 2024: Moseley Old Hall Gardens


Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV10 7HY.  Moseley Old Hall Gardens open from 10am until 5pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.  Visitors will find old varieties of scented roses in the gardens.  A modern rose named 'Graham Stuart Thomas' was planted to commemorate this garden's designer.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 4 July 2024: Kilndown Gardening Club Sweet Pea & Rose Show


Kilndown Gardening Club Sweet Pea & Rose Show opens at 7pm on Thursday 4th July 2024 at The Quarry Centre, Church Road, Kilndown, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2RZ.

 Thursday 4 July 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Thursday 4th July 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs. Local gardens: Little Court, Bay Tree House, and Paige Cottage will also be opening their gardens at the same time.

 Thursday 4 July 2024: Bradystone House Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Bradystone House Garden Opening & Plant Sale takes place from 11am until 4pm at Bradystone House, Murthly, Perth, Perthshire PH1 4EW. A unique cottage garden converted from a derelict farm steading. Imaginative and abundant planting with unusual and special perennials, clematis, roses, abutilons and shrubs. There is an interesting and bountiful plant stall. Small vegetable garden and orchard, meandering woodland walks and a duck pond. Garden groups welcome by arrangement. Dogs on leads, please. Directions: From south/north follow the A9 to Bankfoot, then signs to Murthly. At the crossroads in Murthly take the private road to Bradystone.For more information, please click here.

 Friday 5 July 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: Decorative Home & Salvage Show at Loseley Park


From 12pm until 5pm on Friday 5th July 2024, from 10am until 5pm on Saturday 6th July 2024, and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday 7th July 2024, Loseley Park will be opening for the Decorative Home & Salvage Show at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  Loseley Park is a delightful two and a half acre walled garden.  Visit Loseley's award-winning rose garden (over 1000 bushes, mainly old fashioned varieties), extensive herb garden, fruit and flower garden, white garden with fountain, and spectacular organic vegetable garden.  There's a magnificent vine walk, herbaceous borders, moat walk, ancient wisteria and mulberry trees.  There will be garden furniture, statues, planters, and other garden items at this opening; for all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 6 July 2024: Willowhill Garden Opening


Willowhill Garden, Forgan, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, DD6 8RA.  Willowhill Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm for Scotland's Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening; visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. This three-acre garden features a series of mixed borders designed with different vibrant colour combinations. The spectacular mix of roses, herbaceous perennials and annuals planted through the wide borders are a highlight in mid to late summer. A ‘no dig’ 160-foot border in shades of white, blue, purple and pale yellow was created in 2019/2020. Directions: One-and-a-half miles south of Tay Road Bridge. Take the B995 to Newport off the Forgan roundabout. Willowhill is the first house on the left-hand side next to West Friarton Farm Strawberry Shed. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 6 July 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: Fladbury Walkabout Open Gardens


On Saturday 6th July 2024 and Sunday 7th July 2024, from 11am until 5pm Fladbury Walkabout Open Gardens at Fladbury, near Pershore, in Worcestershire, West Midlands, WR10 2QX. This event is a wonderful opportunity to visit private gardens in Vale of Evesham. There will be a plant sale, market stalls, live music, classic cars, boat trips, and refreshments. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 6 July 2024: Elstead Garden Club Summer Show


Elstead Garden Club will be holding their Summer Show at 2pm on Saturday 6th July 2024 in Elstead Village Hall, Thursley Road, Elstead, Surrey, GU8 6DG.

 Saturday 6 July 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: Totley Open Gardens


Totley Open Gardens is from 1pm until 5.30pm on Saturday 6th July 2024 and Sunday 7th July 2024, when approximately 14 private gardens will open in Totley, southwest of Sheffield, Yorkshire, S17 4DR. There are some interesting sloping gardens, with a mixture of flowers, trees and vegetables. See garden styles from the traditional to the more eclectic. We also have a tranquil garden beside a church and stream. There are views to the edges of the Peak District to enjoy as you wander between some of the gardens. Unfortunately the slopes do make most of the gardens unsuitable for wheelchair access. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds to go to local causes. There will be plants available for sale. Tickets are £5 for adults, which covers both days, accompanied children free. Tickets / programmes available on the day from outside the offices of Transport 17, 172 Baslow Road and also from participating gardens; in advance from Totley Library. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 6 July 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: Soulbury Village Open Gardens


Soulbury Village Open Gardens is from 2pm until 6pm on Saturday 6th July 2024 and Sunday 7th July 2024, when approximately 8 private gardens will open in Soulbury, near Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 OBT. A picturesque, small village in Buckinghamshire with different gardens to inspire and delight with delicious home made cakes and tea. All proceeds to All Saints Church, Soulbury. Plant sales at the ticket sales point. Tickets are £5 adults per day, accompanied children free. Tickets are available at the car parking area. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 7 July 2024 - Thursday 11 July 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 7 July 2024: Bellerby Open Gardens


On Sunday 7th July 2024, from 10.30am until 4.30pm Bellerby Open Gardens takes place in Bellerby, near Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5QN. Visitors will music in the afternoon. The participating gardens are all within easy walking distance in this attractive village of becks and bridges. There will be a scarecrow trail, plant sales and other stalls; refreshments available all day in the hall with an adjacent children's play area. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 7 July 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Sunday 7th July 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs. Local gardens: Little Court, Bay Tree House, and Paige Cottage will also be opening their gardens at the same time.

 Sunday 7 July 2024: Holme-next-the-Sea Open Gardens


Holme-next-the-Sea Open Gardens is on from 11am until 5.30pm on Sunday 7th July 2024 when approximately ten private gardens will be open at Holme next the Sea, near Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6LH. A free private bus service will be operating continuously all afternoon between the open gardens. Refreshments available in the Village Hall from 11.00am until 4.30pm. The ever-popular plant stall will have a wide selection of plants. Plants can be left at the stall until you are ready to go home. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 7 July 2024: Crickhowell Open Gardens


Crickhowell Open Gardens is on from 10.30am until 5pm on Sunday 7th July 2024 when approximately ten private gardens will open to the public at Crickhowell, between Abergavenny and Brecon, Powys, Wales, NP8 1BW. Refreshments available at Ty Gwyn, Brecon Road, Crickhowell. There will be a plant sale at Ty Gwyn, Brecon Road. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 7 July 2024: Kirkby Malzeard Open Gardens and Plant Sale


Kirkby Malzeard Open Gardens and Plant Sale opens from 12 noon until 4pm on Sunday 7th July 2024, when approximately 12 private gardens will open in Kirkby Malzeard, between Ripon and Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 3QD. This promises to be an interesting afternoon held in this ancient village, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Gardens range from small cottage gardens to large formal (many taking part for the first time) will provide plenty of interest for keen gardeners. The village pottery will be open, and for added interest there will be scarecrows dotted around. The route will take you down both old Back Lanes as well as Main Street and the characterful Church Street, so whilst you are visiting, do look out for the old Pinfold (circa 1300) on Main Street and at St. Andrew's Church, don't miss the Norman doorway (1150) and the ancient preaching cross (circa 700) in the churchyard. Refreshments available in St. Andrew's Church. Plants for sale - grown by Kirkby in Bloom. £5 adults, accompanied under 16s free. Buy tickets on the day at the Market Cross. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 7 July 2024: Weaverthorpe Open Gardens and Plant Sale


Weaverthorpe Open Gardens and Plant Sale is on from 12 noon until 5pm on Sunday 7th July 2024, when approximately 10 private gardens will open in Weaverthorpe, North Yorkshire, YO17 8EX. Weaverthorpe Open Gardens is back this year with a wide variety of gardens, as well as Tractors, cars, classics and more. Tea, coffee and cake will be on sale at the Village Hall as well as a BBQ at The Star Inn. Proceeds this year will be shared between Saint Catherine's Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support. Plants for sale at various locations. Tickets are £5 adults, accompanied under 16s free. Tickets / programmes available from the Village Hall and the paddock area as well as participating gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 7 July 2024: Walton Open Gardens


Walton Open Gardens is from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 7th July 2024, when approximately 16 private gardens will open in Walton, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6PA.  Enthusiastic village gardeners will open their gardens to visitors and share their ideas and experiences. There will be stalls in many of the gardens, a children's competition and face painting, and there is a well-equipped playground opposite the village hall. There is a grand raffle with gardening-related prizes. The New Inn will be serving meals. Plus, there will be live music in various venues around the village. Refreshments available in the Village Hall. All proceeds to the Walton Community Library. Plant sales at various gardens. Tickets are £6 on the day, £5 in advance, accompanied under 16s free. Get tickets / programmes on the day from the Village Hall or any participating garden; in advance from Walton Community Library and other village outlets. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 8 July 2024: Willowhill Garden Opening


Willowhill Garden, Forgan, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, DD6 8RA.  Willowhill Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm for Scotland's Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening; visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. This three-acre garden features a series of mixed borders designed with different vibrant colour combinations. The spectacular mix of roses, herbaceous perennials and annuals planted through the wide borders are a highlight in mid to late summer. A new ‘no dig’ 160-foot border in shades of white, blue, purple and pale yellow was created in 2019/2020. Directions: One-and-a-half miles south of Tay Road Bridge. Take the B995 to Newport off the Forgan roundabout. Willowhill is the first house on the left-hand side next to West Friarton Farm Strawberry Shed. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 10 July 2024: Fittleworth Garden Opening


On Wednesday 10th July 2024, Fittleworth House Gardens will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS.  Fittleworth House, Bedham Lane, Fittleworth, Pulborough, Sussex, RH20 1JH.  Fittleworth House has a magnificent garden that's beautifully maintained by Head Gardener, Mark Saunders and his team.  Visit Fittleworth's stunning walled vegetable garden, pond and water features.  Tea and cake will be available and there will be a plant stall at this opening.  Fittleworth Garden is on a gentle slope; for more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 10 July 2024: Portmore Garden Opening


Portmore, Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8QU.  Portmore Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm on Wednesday 10th July 2024, for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. Visitors can admire Portmore's mature trees and fine views of the surrounding countryside. This is a large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 10 July 2024 - Thursday 11 July 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, on Wednesday 10th July 2024 and Thursday 11th July 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold.  On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283).  If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book.  NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Thursday 11 July 2024 - Tuesday 16 July 2024: Moseley Old Hall Gardens


Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV10 7HY.  Moseley Old Hall Gardens open from 10am until 5pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.  Visitors will find old varieties of scented roses in the gardens.  A modern rose named 'Graham Stuart Thomas' was planted to commemorate this garden's designer.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 11 July 2024: Guided Tour & Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage


Thursday 11th July 2024 - Guided Tour & East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Thursday 11 July 2024: Bradystone House Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Bradystone House Garden Opening & Plant Sale takes place from 11am until 4pm at Bradystone House, Murthly, Perth, Perthshire PH1 4EW. A unique cottage garden converted from a derelict farm steading. Imaginative and abundant planting with unusual and special perennials, clematis, roses, abutilons and shrubs. There is an interesting and bountiful plant stall. Small vegetable garden and orchard, meandering woodland walks and a duck pond. Garden groups welcome by arrangement. Dogs on leads, please. Directions: From south/north follow the A9 to Bankfoot, then signs to Murthly. At the crossroads in Murthly take the private road to Bradystone.For more information, please click here.

 Friday 12 July 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024: Frome Hidden Gardens


Frome Hidden Gardens opens at 10.30am on Friday 12th July 2024.  This event opens from Friday 12th July 2024 until Sunday 14th July 2024.  40 private gardens will be opening over the three days; there will be plant sales in some of the gardens. For more information and to purchase a map, please click here.

 Friday 12 July 2024: Thenford Summer Garden Open Day


Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, OX17 2BX, are opening at 2pm, for a special Summer Garden Open Day on Friday 12th July 2024.  Tickets are £16 per person and must be booked in advance; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.

 Friday 12 July 2024 - Monday 15 July 2024: Kailzie Gardens


Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden. I've visited these gardens many times and can tell you that Kailzie Gardens are a truly lovely place to visit. Kailzie Gardens are planted with many shrub roses, including: Rosa Albas: Celestial and Great Maidens Blush, Rosa Centifolia: Fantin Latour, Rosa Centifolia Muscosa: Rosa Gallica: Gallica Complicanta, Rosa Mundi and Tuscany Superb, Rosa Rugosa: Blanc Double de Coubert, Frau Dagmar Hartopp, Pink Grootendurst, Alba Roseraie de L ‘Hay, and Sarah Vanfleet. Among other shrubs roses there are Cantabrigenisis, Filipes, Fedschenkoana, Highdownensis, Microphylla, Microphylla Doncasteri, Macrantha, Rubrifolia Scarlet Fire and Virginiana. Climbing roses include Felicite et Perpetue and Wedding Day. Kailzie Gardens are open from 10am until 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays; for all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 13 July 2024: Willowhill Garden Opening


Willowhill Garden, Forgan, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, DD6 8RA.  Willowhill Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm for Scotland's Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening; visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. This three-acre garden features a series of mixed borders designed with different vibrant colour combinations. The spectacular mix of roses, herbaceous perennials and annuals planted through the wide borders are a highlight in mid to late summer. A ‘no dig’ 160-foot border in shades of white, blue, purple and pale yellow was created in 2019/2020. Directions: One-and-a-half miles south of Tay Road Bridge. Take the B995 to Newport off the Forgan roundabout. Willowhill is the first house on the left-hand side next to West Friarton Farm Strawberry Shed. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 13 July 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024: Mayfield Gardens Opening & Plant Stall


On Saturday 13th July 2024 and Sunday 14th July 2024, Mayfield Gardens will be opening from 11am until 5pm for the NGS at Mayfield Gardens, Mayfield, Sussex, TN20 6AB. Directions:10m S of Tunbridge Wells. Turn off A267 into Mayfield. Parking in the village, TN20 6BE & field parking at Hoopers Farm, TN20 6BD. Other local gardens will be opening at the same time - a detailed map will be available at each garden. Mayfield is a beautiful Wealden village with tearooms, an old pub and interesting historical connections. The open gardens are all within walking distance of the village centre. They vary in size and style inc colour themed, courtyard and cottage garden planting, roses, wildlife meadows, and fruit and vegetable plots. There are far-reaching, panoramic views over the beautiful High Weald.

 Saturday 13 July 2024: Parkstone Gardeners Society Summer Flower and Produce Show


Parkstone Gardeners Society Summer Flower and Produce Show is on from 1pm until 4pm on Saturday 13th July 2024 at The Branksome St Aldhelm Centre 401 Poole Road, Branksome, Poole, Dorset, BH12 1AD. This is an open show with classes for Roses, Dahlias, Sweet Peas, Fuchsias & Other Summer Flowers, Pot Plants, Cacti, Vegetables & Fruit, Floral Art, Homecraft, Handicrafts and Sections for Children's’ exhibits and inexperienced exhibitors. Closing date for Entries – Thursday 11th July. Staging times: Friday 12th July: 7pm – 9pm and Saturday 13th July: 8am – 10am. Contact: David Bassil 01202 752014 dcbassil04@gmail.com.  

 Sunday 14 July 2024: Trench Hill Garden Opening


On Sunday 14th July 2024, Trench Hill will be opening from 11am until 6pm for the NGS.  Trench Hill, Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TZ.  This three acre garden is set in small woodland with panoramic views.  Visitors can admire plantings of herbaceous and mixed borders, rose garden, extensive vegetable plots, and wildflower areas.  There's a woodland walk, two small ponds, a waterfall and larger conservation pond.  This garden is run on organic principles.  There will be a plant sale at this opening, for all the details, please click here.

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Long-Running Events

The events below are ones which last longer than 14 days. Note that some long-running events/gardens may last for several weeks or months, but may only be open on particular days. Please check the event description and the event website for details of exact opening times.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024: Festival of Roses at RHS Garden Rosemoor


RHS Garden RosemoorGreat Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH. Festival of Roses will be held from 10am until 5pm from Saturday 15th June 2024 until Sunday 14th July 2024. Enjoy the sight and scent of thousands of roses in flower at RHS Garden Rosemoor’s four-week-long Festival of Roses. Highlights include weekly guided walks and a Rose Weekend Craft and Food Market held from 23–25 June 2023. RHS Garden Rosemoor holds one of the UK’s largest collections of roses; this garden is home to two dedicated Rose Gardens with more than 200 different varieties and more than 2,000 roses! For more information, please click here. Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Rosemoor can be found here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Mottisfont


Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP.  NB: for Mottisfont car park please use SO51 0LNMottisfont Garden is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The stunning walled gardens at Mottisfont are home to the National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in early summer. Unlike modern species, old-fashioned roses tend to flower just once a year.  There are over 2000 roses and over 450 types of roses at Mottisfont; the blooming season is an extraordinary sight!  Graham Stuart Thomas designed Mottisfont to be a garden that would combine roses with a mix of perennials to create a stunning display.  For more information including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Arundel Castle


Visit Arundel Castle, in Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA, during the summer months to admire their Rose Garden.  There's lots for visitors to see, Arundel Castle boasts a Cut Flower Garden, a Stumpery, the White Garden, an Organic Kitchen Garden, and Glasshouse.  The garden’s English herbaceous borders are planted in a natural, relaxed style.  NB: Arundel Castle Gardens open from 10am until 5pmArundel Castle is closed on Mondays.  For more information, visit Arundel Castle's website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Hampton Court Palace Gardens


Hampton Court Palace Gardens, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AUHampton Court Palace Gardens need no introduction, extending to 60 acres of gardens, with an additional 750 acres of parkland beyond, this is a truly wonderful and historic place.  Visitors can enjoy the delightful fragrance and flowers of the roses in the Rose Garden.  Visit the Great Vine, planted in 1768 by Capability Brown, get lost in the maze which covers a third of an acre!  Relax and observe the deer in Home Park, or unwind in the Contemporary Garden - there’s so much to take in and enjoy at Hampton Court Palace Gardens!  Hampton Court Palace Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5.30pm (NB: last entries at 4.30pm). For accessibility information for disabled visitors to Hampton Court Palace, please click here. Membership of the Historic Royal Palaces covers entry into the Tower of LondonHampton Court Palace, the Banqueting HouseKensington PalaceKew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.  Members also enjoy free admission to palace exhibitions, a subscription to Inside Story, the members’ magazine, and other benefits at each of the palaces.  For all the details of the Membership of Historic Royal Palaces, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: The Alnwick Garden


The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1HB. The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle car park is off Denwick Lane (B1340). The postcode for the car park is NE66 1YU (parking charge is £3.00 per car per day).  Alnwick Gardens open from 10am until 5pm; Alnwick extend their openings to 9am until 6pm during Northumberland Schools' holidays. The Alnwick Garden has its own Rose Garden these roses are at their best in June and July.  In season, visitors can enjoy exploring Alnwick Garden's 300 scented roses, including The Alnwick Rose, which was named especially for the garden.  To buy tickets to visit The Alnwick Garden, please click here; for more information about the Alnwick Garden, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Pre-Book to Visit Compton Castle


Compton Castle, Marldon, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 1TA.  The small garden that surrounds Compton Castle features a medieval style knot garden, rose garden and orchard.  For more information, please click here.  This venue is only open to visitors that pre-book - to make a booking to visit Compton Castle, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Dunham Massey Gardens


Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 4SJ.  Open daily from 10am until 5pm. Dunham Massey’s Rose Garden opened in 2013.  Visit during the summer months and admire Dunham Massey's vibrant array of rose flowers and fragrances.  Rosa 'Dunham Massey’ was named after the gardens and Rosa 'Stamford’s Sanctuary’ has a special significance.  Gardeners and volunteers spend over 75 hours a week removing all the spent flowers to keep the Rose Garden looking its best.  For more information (including information for disabled visitors), please click here to visit Dunham Massey's website.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Nostell


Nostell Gardens, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE.  Nostell Gardens are open daily from 11am until 5pm.  Nostell has its own Rose Garden planted with beautiful and often beautifully fragrant roses.  Look out for the spectacular climbing 'Iceberg' rose, which spans the entire length of the 100m redbrick wall that leads along to the Orchard and Rhubarb Row.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Bodnant Garden


Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, near Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE.  At Bodnant Garden, the roses, hydrangeas, and herbaceous plants bloom in summertime and usually appear at their best during July and August.  Bodnant Garden opens daily from 11am until 5pm.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Powis Castle Garden


Powis Castle Garden, Welshpool, Powys, Wales, SY21 8RF.  Powis Castle looks as if it's been taken straight out of a magical fairytale!  Dating back 300 years, Powis Castle's world-class gardens are steeped in history.  The first flush of roses at Powis Castle usually bloom at the beginning of June.  Powis Castle boasts a collection of species and hybrids, ancient and modern roses, including climbers and shrub roses that flower throughout June.  Visitors can also explore dramatic terraces, sophisticated flower borders, fantastical topiary, and amazing views!  Powis Castle Garden opens daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Morden Hall Park Garden


Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden, London, SM4 5JD.  Visitors can admire around 1,600 individual roses in Morden Hall Park's garden; these include about 40 different varieties of rose.  Morden Hall Park's Rose Garden is open daily from 9am until 5pm.  There's also a Garden Centre that opens from 10am until 4pm and a Second-hand Bookshop that opens from 10am until 3pm.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Emmetts Garden


Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6BA.  Emmetts Garden opens daily from 10am until 4.30pm. Created for Catherine Lubbock between 1910 and 1920, the Italianate Rose Garden at Emmetts was a central feature of the original garden design, forming a frame around the vista from the house across the valley and weald of Kent.  The roses in Emmetts Garden are at their peak in June and bloom throughout the summer.  Swags of the blush-pink flowered climbing Rosa ‘Cécile Brunner’ are a particular feature. Stepping down into the garden, a collection of pink 'Octavia Hill' roses were planted in remembrance of Octavia Hill, a founding member of the National Trust.  By the fountain, discover a border bursting with 'English Miss' roses.  This border was recently replanted, the varieties in this area are now historically correct, as per Catherine Lubbock’s intentions.  Rosa 'Bonica' with its pretty pink flowers and the fragrant Rosa 'Katherine Zeimet' are other plants to make a bee-line for this summer.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Sissinghurt Castle Gardens


Sissinghurst Castle, Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB.  Sissinghurst Castle Gardens open daily from 11am until 5.30pm.  Vita  envisaged the Rose Garden at Sissinghurst Castle as becoming a 'tumble of roses and honeysuckle, figs and vines'.  Harold's keenness for strict geometry is evident in the circular shaped hedge or Rondel, at the west end of the garden.  Look out for Rosa 'Charles de Mills' and Rosa 'Geranium' in the purple border.  For more information about Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Greys Court Garden


Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4PG.  Greys Court Garden is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The Rose Garden at Greys Court traces the history of the rose from the early damask varieties to the modern hybrids.  Rambling roses climb up the stonework of the mansion.  While the climbing rose - Rosa ‘Desprez a Fleur Jaune’ and the shrub rose, Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ are planted at the entrance.  One of the oldest varieties of roses in the garden is Rosa mundi.  The path is a treat to walk along in June when the double-hedge is heavy with blooms.  For more information on Greys Court Garden, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Cliveden


Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA.  When the Rose Garden at Cliveden was reinstated in 2014, over 900 roses were planted to create a garden with flowers from mid-June until late September.  Cliveden's Rose Garden is based on an original 1950's design by renowned garden designer Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.  Cliveden is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Basildon Park


Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR.  The Rose Garden at Basildon Park is planted with old roses, replicating Lady Iliffe’s original design.  Look out for two of the gardener's favourite roses: Rosa mundi and Rosa 'Compte de Chambord', which is also known as 'Madame Boll' or 'Madame Knorr'.  Basildon Park is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including details for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Polesden Lacey


Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  Visitors to Polesden Lacey enjoy glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills, framed by rambling roses in the Edwardian Rose Garden.  Inside the garden, shrub roses decorate the borders and over 100 rambling roses clothe the pergolas.  The central beds are planted with 35 different varieties of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, and Hybrid Musk roses.  At Polesdon Lacey, roses are in bloom from June to late August and beyond.  Polesden Lacey is open daily from 10am until 5pm. Find more info on their website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Hinton Ampner


Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA.  There are over 100 varieties of rose.  The border of Hinton Ampner's Rose Garden has been planted with the most fragrant roses closest to the path to allow visitors to take in the perfume of each rose.  At Hinton Ampner, roses begin flowering in May and reach their peak between June and August.  Hinton Ampner is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Hardwick


Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ.  Hardwick is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm.  For more information about Hardwick, including advice for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Kentwell Gardens


Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BA.  Standing majestically in thirty acres of grounds, Kentwell Hall is surrounded by a moat and formal and informal gardens, and parklands. In summertime, visitors can enjoy seeing roses and wildflowers in the gardens. Kentwell gardens open from 11am until 4pm. For more information about Kentwell, please click here to visit their website.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Sudeley Castle Gardens


Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD.  The Queens’ Garden is the magnificent centrepiece of Sudeley Castle’s gardens. Named for four of England’s Queens –Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey, and Elizabeth I.  In Tudor times, this area would have been planted with herbs and possibly also vegetables and decorative flowers.  It has been redesigned many times over the years, but today The Queens' Garden boasts more than 80 varieties of roses.  Sudeley Castle Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information and to book your tickets, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found by clicking here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Anglesey Abbey Gardens


Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ.  There are forty different types of roses planted in Anglesey Abbey's Rose Garden.  On warm summer days, rose perfume fills the air when the plants are in bloom.  Anglesey Abbey's Gardens are open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Herstmonceux Castle Gardens


Herstmonceux Castle, Near Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN.  Visit a beautiful castle and explore Herstmonceux Castle's 300 acres of gardens and grounds.  The Castle's Sundial and Rose Garden is largely planted with David Austin's English roses, alongside varieties of hybrid tea and floribunda shrub roses; climbing roses grow in frames and against three of the walls.  Herstmonceux Castle gardens open dailyGates open at 10am each day and close at 7pm (with last entry at 5pm). You are welcome to bring a picnic and parking is free.  For more information and to book tickets, please click hereInformation for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: David Austin Rose Gardens


David Austin Rose Gardens, Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Shropshire, WV7 3HB.  I relished my visit to David Austin Rose Gardens; this is a superb garden to visit if you're looking to buy roses for your garden.  David Austin Rose gardens are one of only three gardens in England to have received the 'Award of Garden Excellence' from the World Federation of Rose Societies.  David Austin Rose Gardens are open daily from 9am until 5pm.  There's free entry to the gardens and the restaurant, garden tea rooms, plant centre and gift shop are on site.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Queen Mary’s Gardens


NB: To see the best display of roses, visit Queen Mary's Rose Garden during the first two weeks of June.  Queen Mary's Rose Garden contains London's largest collection of roses - there are approximately 12,000 roses growing in these gardens! There are 85 single variety flower beds, including one flower bed dedicated to the 'Royal Parks' rose.  Visitors can enjoy seeing examples of most rose varieties, from classic roses to new English roses in Queen Mary's Gardens.  Benches are available for visitors to sit down and relax, and enjoy the roses. The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill area are highly accessible by public transport.  There are also car parking facilities available but it is recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as there are limited places.  If you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is NW1 4NR, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area. The Tube stations closest to Regent's Park are: Regent's Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle & Metropolitan lines), Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan & Bakerloo lines), St John's Wood (Jubilee line), Camden Town (Northern line).  Buses that stop around the park are: 2 Marylebone Station - Norwood Bus Garage, 13 Aldwych - Golders Green, 18 Euston - Sudbury, 27 Chalk Farm / Morrisons - Glenthorne House, 30 Portman Street / Selfridges - Hackney Wick / Trowbridge Road, 74 Baker St Station - Putney Exchange, 88 Wingate Square - Parliament Hill Fields, 113 John Prince's Street / Oxford Circus - Edgware Station, 139 Waterloo Station / Tenison Way - Golders Green Station, 189 Marble Arch Station - Brent Cross Shopping Centre, 274 Angel Islington - Lancaster Gate, 453 Great Central Street - Deptford Bridge.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Peter Beales Roses: Garden Centre & Rose Gardens


Peter Beales Roses Garden Centre and Rose Gardens, Peter Beales Roses Ltd, London Road, Attleborough, Norwich, Norfolk, NR17 1AY.  Peter Beales Roses have a two acre display garden that is free to visit and open seven days a week.  To find out more about Peter Beales Rose Gardens, please click here.  To book to attend a tour of Peter Beales Rose Gardens, please click here.  There's also a restaurant and a chance to buy roses and a wide range of other plants and gifts in the Peter Beales Garden Centre.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Waterperry Gardens


Waterperry Gardens open daily from 10am until 5.30pm.  Waterperry, near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ.  Visitors will find lots to see at Waterperry, including long herbaceous borders, the Mary Rose Garden with a collection of modern and old roses, a formal garden, and more. For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Wynyard Hall


Wynyard Hall, Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, Tees Valley, Billingham, County Durham, North East England, TS22 5NF, opens from 10am until 4pm. Explore the rose garden and discover 3000 David Austen Roses! For all the details, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Cerney House Gardens


Cerney House Gardens open daily from 10am until dusk at Cerney House Gardens, The Garden House, North Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7BX. Treat yourself to a woodland walk and admire the roses andsummer flowers at Cerney House Gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Hatfield Park & Gardens


Hatfield Park & Gardens, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB. The West Garden at Hatfield House is surrounded by a massive yew hedge, inside visitors will find geraniums, iris, shrubs, herbaceous plants, roses, and annuals. For more information, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Peckover House Garden


Peckover House Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JR. Visitors enjoy the roses in Peckover House Garden's walled garden. Please check the website for opening times, here's a link.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Felley Priory


Felley Priory, Underwood, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, NG16 5FJ. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the Garden and Nursery are open 9am - 4pm; the Tearoom is open 10am - 4pm, with last orders at 3.30pm. Felley Priory also open on the first and third Sunday of each month, from March until September: Garden and Nursery 10am - 4pm and Tearoom 10am - 4pm with last orders at 3.30pm. For more information for visitors, please click here. Felley Priory's walled rose garden is filled with old fashioned roses – Gallicias, Bourbons, Moss Roses, Damasks, Albas and Chinensis. The pergolas in the centre of the garden are covered with roses, vines, clematis and lonicera, and surrounded by yew topiary birds.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Ellon Castle Gardens


Ellon Castle Gardens, 11 The Square, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB41 9JB. Ellon Castle gardens have a new Rose Garden, designed by Katie Reynolds and built by volunteers in 2022. For more information and opening hours, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Backhouse Rossie Estate


Backhouse Rossie Estate, by Collessie, Near Ladybank, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, KY15 7UZ, opens from April until September, from 10am until 4pm OPEN DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. CLOSED: Tuesday & Saturday (except to pre-booked groups). RHS PARTNER DAY: Friday (Proof of membership required). Visitors can admire Backhouse Rossie Estate’s rose archway in their Walled Garden. The Walled Garden is a classical four quarter design, divided by long, yew backed herbaceous boarders planted north to south with colourful plantings, grasses and rarities; running east to west is the longest interrupted rose archway in Scotland with roses scrambling over arches.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Riverhill Himalayan Gardens


Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR.  This beautiful hillside garden has been privately owned by the Rogers family since 1840. Visitors can admire fine specimen trees.  Explore the Edwardian Rock Garden with its extensive fern collection.  The Rose Walk and Walled Garden with sculptural terracing look great at this time of year.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens enjoy extensive views across the Weald of Kent.  The gardens are often closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but for up to date opening times, more information and to pre-book tickets to visit Riverhill Himalayan Garden, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Belvoir Castle Gardens


Belvoir Castle Gardens, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1PE.  Over the centuries, Belvoir’s formal gardens have undergone several major changes, with most Duchesses leaving their mark. The striking statue of ‘Winter‘ by Caius Gabriel Cibber (1630-1700) presides over the Rose Garden. The roses you’ll see in the garden today were planted by Emma, the current Duchess of Rutland. Visitors can enjoy roses in Belvoir Castle's extensive grounds and gardens. For opening times, all the details, and to book your visit, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Burrow Farm Gardens


Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster, East Devon, EX13 7ET. Thirteen acres of sweeping lawns and colour themed planting with a rose garden, an ancient oak, and small lake. From the summer house the vista stretches beyond the gardens over the wider landscape. The colours change throughout the year. Open from 10am until 6pm. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: East Ruston Old Vicarage


East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN. The garden and tea room will open on Friday 1st March 2024 and close on Thursday 31st October 2024. Open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12pm to 5.30 pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). The garden spans 32 acres, containing many garden rooms to discover and explore. Herbaceous borders, gravel gardens, sub-tropical gardens, a box parterre, sunken rose garden, Mediterranean garden, Desert Wash and a large woodland garden. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Sculpture by the Lakes


Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QU. The gardens at Sculpture by the Lakes are one of eight BGCI Botanic Gardens in the UK which include The Eden Project, Edinburgh Botanic Garden, The Botanic Garden of Wales and Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Sculpture by the Lakes hold a small but important collection of threatened conifers from around the world and also hold the National Collection of Forsythia. There's also a quarter-acre Kitchen Garden. The garden's opening hours are from 10am until 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday. For all the details (including information for disabled visitors) and to book your tickets online, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 3 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Mount Ephraim Gardens


Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staplestreet Road, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX.  Set in the stunning grounds of Mount Ephraim Gardens in Faversham, Mount Ephraim Gardens open from Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holidays) from 11am until 5pm between April and September and they offer day tickets or season tickets. Ten acres of family-owned Edwardian gardens, terraces of fragrant roses lead to a small lake and water garden, framed by a fabulous Japanese rock garden and bridge. Highlights include the unusual topiary featuring various animals and birds, a grass maze planted with ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials, the arboretum and an extensive collection of mature trees. For more information, please click here.

 

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One thought on “Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

  1. Diane M

    April 29, 2022 at 7:03am

    The Rose Gardens in Regents Park, London are fab – beautiful circular arrangement of climbers/ramblers on rope bowers & tall obelisks, plus large areas planted with shrub roses – picnic where you like among the rose scents.
    NB This article says it lists rose gardens AND events – but I can see only long lists calendar events. This makes it hard just to scan an area just to find rose gardens to visit at any time – irrespective of whether there’s an actual ‘event’ or not.

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      Pumpkin Beth

      May 10, 2022 at 9:25pm

      Hello Diane

      Thank you for your message and great suggestions. I apologise for my slow reply, it has taken me a while to fix the events page as per your suggestion, but hopefully it will be much easier for you to navigate now.

      Thank you also for reminding me about the Rose Gardens at Regents Park – I added Regents Park as soon as I saw your comment.

      Thank you for your suggestions.

      Kind regards and best wishes
      Beth

      • Diane

        May 11, 2022 at 6:43am

        Thanks Beth! Just tried it out – much easier with long-running events section. Also enjoyed reading your ‘official’ account of the Regents Park Gardens too!

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