King's Somborne

Open Gardens

Sunday 6th June 2021

On Sunday 6th June 2021

Our ever-popular Open Gardens event was held once again. It was a very special afternoon in our lovely village where people experienced 9 beautiful and unique gardens that inspired and delighted.

The teas and homemade cakes went down a treat, the two plant stalls were a huge success with their great selection of plants and shrubs, and kids were spotted searching high and low enjoying their garden treasure challenge.

We would like to say a huge thank you to our fabulous garden owners, as well as everyone who helped organise and run this event. We could't have done it without you!

If you have any photos you would like to share from your visit, please click the link below and they will be included in our past events gallery.

Event Details:

When: Sunday 6th June 2021, 2:00pm - 5.30pm

Tickets: £7.50 for adults (Children under 16 free) available in advance from Cross Stores Post Office and from 1.30pm on the day at the Village Hall.

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: Free Parking available at the Village Hall and Garden Nine.

Toilets: Available at the Village Hall, The Church, The Crown Inn, Garden Eight and Garden Nine.

Mini Bus: A free mini bus will be running from the Village Hall to the furthest location.

Health, Safety & Covid19 Notice

For the safety and comfort for all our visitors and volunteers, the gardens have been risk assessed and each venue will be marshalled to oversee compliance with applicable COVID-19 conditions and restrictions. Please ensure that you follow all applicable guidelines.

Please note that the only dogs allowed in gardens are official guide dogs.

Disabled Access:
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.

Look after your own valuables. The open garden organisers cannot be responsible for any losses.

Moving Around Gardens:
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.

Moving Between Gardens:
Please take care while walking from one garden to another when crossing roads, especially near the sharp bend on the Romsey Road.

Mini Bus:
The mini bus is available for visitors without transport to Ashley Manor, where free parking is available.

View Health, Safety & Covid19 Notice

The Gardens

Garden One

Garden 1. Meadowbrook - Directions

One acre of landscaped grounds with far reaching views. Shrubs, flower beds, fruit and vegetable areas. This garden will host tea/coffee and homemade cakes.

Garden Two

Garden 2. Hayes Barn - Directions

NEW THIS YEAR! Charming 400 year old barn. Garden featuring a fabulous pond and rill. A mix of herbaceous, veg beds and fruit trees. A good size chicken run. Two wells in use.

Garden Three

Garden 3. The Old Vicarage - Directions

Walled garden with mature trees and shrubs and large herbaceous borders around central lawn. New this year, experimental no dig veg beds. Entrance to the right of the front door.

Garden Four

Garden 4. Primrose Cottage - Directions

NEW THIS YEAR! Delightful traditional wrap around English garden with fully stocked herbaceous beds, mature shrubs and large lawn.

Garden Five

Garden 5. Vine Cottage - Directions

Traditional cottage garden, pergola's, roses, delphiniums, peonies, clematis, honeysuckle. Established trees and shrubs including Gingko.

Garden Six

Garden 6. The White House - Directions

A truly hidden garden in the village centre. Sheltered behind walls and hedges. This is a densely planted garden featuring flower borders and almost 30 climbing roses over trellises.

Garden Seven

Garden 7. The Cruck Cottage - Directions

NEW THIS YEAR! King’s Somborne’s oldest cottage built around 1400, with the Cruck frame visible. A charming small cottage garden with a mix of cottage planting including established shrubs, trees, climbers and quince. Not suitable for wheelchairs as there are some steep steps and some uneven paths.

Garden Eight

Garden 8. Butchers End - Directions

Historic XVIIIc stream-side cottage with five small "rooms" with a wide variety of flower borders and vegetable plot. Toilets available.

Garden Nine

Garden 9. Ashley Manor - Directions

Large estate formal gardens with spectacular views. Wild flowers, wildlife ponds, vegetable and fruit gardens, Victorian glasshouse. This garden will host tea/coffee and homemade cakes. Toilets available.

Things to see & do on the day

The Village Hall
  1. Two plant stalls
  2. Free kid's garden treasure challenge & goodie bag
  3. Raffle tickets on sale - View prize details
The Crown Inn - Village Pub
  1. Pretty pub garden
  2. Please book in advance if you would like to eat
Gardens One & Nine Ashley Manor & Meadowbrook
  1. Tea/coffee & homemade cakes

Raffle Prize

Garden “Goldust”

Organic Mulch Bag
730 Litres - Worth £50

Soil Association approved for Organic Use

Kindly Donated by Apsley Farms Andover

Free Delivery (within 30 miles) | Tickets at the Village Hall


Nina Martin

01794 388 510

[email protected]

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