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.

How to use this calendar:

The events are grouped by geographical area, use the filter hierarchy below to select events near you – e.g., click ‘Surrey’ to limit the page to only display events in the county of Surrey or click ‘South East’ if you’re interested in events in a wider area of that region of the country.

To search for events by month – click on your preferred month below.

NB: This calendar is often displayed over multiple pages, so it’s possible that you may need to skip to the next page – if you’re looking for events further in the future.

Some of the rose-themed events or rose garden openings listed on this calendar last only for a day; while other rose gardens are open daily; click on ‘Long Running Events‘ to see events that last for seven consecutive days or longer.

Please note: some of the events in this calendar require advance booking and others you can just turn up on the day.

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June 2024

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 2 June 2024: Chinnor Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Chinnor Open Gardens takes place from 1pm until 6pm on Saturday 1st June 2024 and Sunday 2nd June 2024, when approximately twelve gardens will be opening in Chinnor, South Oxfordshire, OX39 4PF. Chinnor is 3 miles from junction 6 on the M40 towards Princes Risborough on the A4009. Other places also opening, include St. Andrew's church with a flower festival and cream teas, Chinnor Windmill which is being lovingly restored, the very new Mill Lane Community Garden, Donkey Lane Community Orchard, also a restoration project, Chinnor Allotments and also Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, which is running a steam service on the Sunday. Refreshments available at several places throughout the village. There will be plants for sale on both days. Entry £5.00 adults for weekend ticket, accompanied under 16s free. How to get event passports? On the day from the first garden that you choose to visit, and from 3 Keen's Lane; in advance from the Parish Council Office. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Shilton Open Gardens


Shilton Open Gardens and Plant Sale is from 2pm until 6pm on Sunday 9th June 2024, when approximately 13 gardens (large and small gardens) will open in the delightful Cotswold village of Shilton, near Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4AB. Floral displays and organ recitals in the Church. Homemade cakes and cream teas in the Old School village hall. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 12 June 2024: Claridges Barn Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Wednesday 12th June 2024, Claridges Barn Garden will be opening from 11am until 5pm for the NGS at Claridges Barn, Charlbury Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5XG. Directions: 3m SE of Chipping Norton. Take B4026 from Chipping Norton to Charlbury after 3m turn right to Dean, Claridges Barn is 200 metres on the right. Please park on the verge. This three and a half acre family garden enjoys far reaching views and features native trees, a wildlife pond, cutting garden, fruit and vegetables. Another local garden - Sandys House garden will also be open.

 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.

 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: 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.

July 2024

 Sunday 14 July 2024: Shrivenham Open Gardens


Shrivenham Open Gardens is from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 14th July 2024 at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, SN6 8AQ. Large and small gardens will be opening for this special event. There will be tea and cake and a plant sale. For more information, please click here.

September 2024

 Tuesday 17 September 2024: Waterperry Gardens NGS Open Day


Tuesday 17th September 2024 – Waterperry Gardens will be opening from 10am until 5.30pm for the NGS.  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. There will be a plant stall at this opening. For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

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.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 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.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Waterperry Gardens


Waterperry Gardens open 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.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 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.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 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: 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: 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 

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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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