King's Somborne

Open Gardens

Sunday 6th June 2021

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

Covid19: For the safety and comfort of our visitors and volunteers, the gardens will be fully risk assessed and each venue will be marshalled to ensure compliance with applicable Covid19 conditions and restrictions.

Dogs: 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: Children should be supervised at all times and remain the full responsibility of parents and carers.

Valuables: 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 free mini bus will run to the furthest location, so if possible please leave your car at the recreation grounds and enjoy your visit!

View Health, Safety & Covid19 Notice

Come Join Us

We’re delighted to announce that our ever-popular Open Gardens event will be held once again. Come and join us for a very special afternoon in our lovely village where you can experience 9 beautiful and unique gardens that are sure to inspire and delight.

We have 3 new gardens on show this year so even regular attendees should find something new to experience.

For the kids there is a free “garden treasure” challenge and “goodie bags” to take home.

Teas and homemade cakes will be available at two of our gardens, as well as a free mini bus running from the Village Hall to the furthest location.

There will be two plant stalls at the Village Hall with a great selection of plants and shrubs at bargain prices.

The Gardens

1. Meadowbrook - Directions

Garden One

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 2. Hayes Barn - Directions

Garden Two

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 3. The Old Vicarage - Directions

Garden Three

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 4. Primrose Cottage - Directions

Garden Four

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

Garden 5. Vine Cottage - Directions

Garden Five

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

Garden 6. The White House - Directions

Garden Six

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 7. The Cruck Cottage - Directions

Garden Seven

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 8. Butchers End - Directions

Garden Eight

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

Garden 9. Ashley Manor - Directions

Garden Nine

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
Gardens One & Nine Ashley Manor & Meadowbrook
  1. Tea/coffee & homemade cakes
The Crown Inn - Village Pub
  1. Pretty pub garden
  2. Please book in advance if you would like to eat
Cross Stores - Village Shop
  1. Open TIME | Cash withdrawal available
  2. Ideal for snacks, ice creams & essentials
  3. View on Google Maps


Nina Martin

01794 388 510

[email protected]

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