As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, and to keep both our hard working gardeners, and all our wonderful visitors safe, it is with great sadness that this years Open Gardens is cancelled.
The King’s Somborne Open Gardens will instead be running next year (2021).
Watch this space for more information. In the meantime, stay safe and well!
On Sunday 14th June 2020
Our pretty and peaceful stream-crossed Test Valley village, with an abundance of thatched houses, will once again open gardens hidden behind walls and fences.
Our team are busy preparing another floral and horticultural treat for this year’s event.
CALLING ALL GARDENERS
If you’d like to open your garden (front or back) for this year’s event, we’d love to hear from you. We welcome all gardens so why not feature yours?
Now’s the time to sow seeds and make cuttings so we’d really appreciate any donations of surplus plants you might produce for our plant stall.
We’d also love to hear from anyone who’d like to volunteer on the day.
For further details please contact [email protected].
Follow our progress
When: Sunday 17th June 2018, 1pm - 5.30pm
Tickets: Available in advance from Cross Stores Post Office and on the day from 12.45pm at the Village Hall (£7.50 per adult, under 16's free)
Directions: King's Somborne is on the A3057, 2 miles South of Stockbridge on the road to Romsey. Postcode for Sat Nav - SO20 6PN - View on Google Maps
Parking & mini bus: Parking is available at the Village Hall, Ashley Manor and Horsebridge Station. A free mini bus will run throughout the day to all featured locations
WC's available: The Village Hall, The Church, Horsebridge Station, Butchers End & Ashley Manor
Health & Safety Notice
Please note that the only dogs allowed in gardens are official guide dogs for the blind.
These are private gardens and while every effort has been made to make sure they are safe we expect every visitor to take care on paths and walkways to ensure their own safety.
Unfortunately we cannot say for sure that any garden is suitable for a wheelchair or large walking aids but some are easier than others. Please ask if you need advice.
Children should be supervised at all times and remain the full responsibility of parents and carers.
Please take care while walking from one garden to another when crossing roads, especially near the sharp bend on the Romsey Road.
Look after your own valuables. The open garden organisers cannot be responsible for any losses.
The shuttle bus services will drop off and pick up at every garden so if possible please leave your car at the recreation grounds and enjoy your visit!
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