Open Gardens 2018

Open Gardens 2018Open Gardens 2018

The Open Gardens 2018 event is on 1st July with over 20 gardens (see below) and the allotments being open from 11 am to 5.30 pm.  Some gardens and the church halls will be selling refreshments and there will be local artists exhibiting.  Morris Dancers will perform at two gardens and “Quire” will be singing songs from around the world at Bures House at1.30 pm & at The Methodist Chapel Hall at 2.30 pm. With such a variety of gardens, along with the allotments and other attractions, this year’s open gardens should have something for everyone.

Fundraising for Tom Bowdidge & Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Admission to the gardens is £5 (accompanied children free) with all proceeds going to The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation and The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.  Tickets went on sale in April (with a £1 discount in April and May) from various outlets, and can be exchanged for an admission programme at the participating gardens, church halls and the allotments on the day. Programmes can be purchased on the day from the same venues.   Previous Open Garden events have raised over £3,000 – see if you can beat that this year for such good causes.

Gardens that are participating

  • Hill House Barn, Colchester Road, CO6 3JX (Cream Teas)
  • Hill House, Colchester Road, CO6 3JX
  • Garden Cottage, 158 Colchester Road CO6 3JS
  • 2 Lodge Court, CO6 3JL
  • Lansdowne, White Hart Lane CO6 3DB
  • Bacote, The Crescent, CO6 3DA
  • The Greys, 16 Lexden Road CO6 3BT
  • Bures House, 20 Lexden Road CO6 3BT (Art in the Garden & Quire at 1.30pm)
  • West Bergholt Hall, Hall Road CO6 3DU (Refreshments)
  • Colne House, School Lane CO6 3JD 15
  • Church Close CO6 3JZ
  • 3 & 5 Albany Close, CO6 3LE (Morris Dancers at 2.30pm)
  • 53 Albany Road CO6 3LB
  • Aran House, Spring Lane CO6 3HH
  • 143 Chapel Road CO6 3EZ
  • Tamarisk, Queens Road CO6 3HE
  • Norhurst, Queens Road CO6 3HF
  • Garlands Farm, Bourne Road CO6 3EL (Morris Dancers at 3.30pm, Refreshments, Plant & Jewellery Sales)
  • Tresillian, Bourne Road, CO6 3EL
  • Barn End, Cooks Hall Road CO6 3EX (Donkeys)

If you enjoy the West Bergholt event, there are other similar events taking place around Essex over the coming weeks including Canewdon, Coggeshall, Goldhanger, Great Notley, Harwich and more.