Open Gardens 2022

Visiting local Open Gardens is a lovely way to spend an afternoon and can often give us plenty of ideas and inspiration for our own gardens.  Time spent chatting to fellow gardeners who are usually eager to share their knowledge with others can be invaluable and most are happy to pass on their favourite tips and tricks for the perfect blooms or vegetable crops.  Many gardens sell plants and some offer refreshments along the way.  

After a long two years of cancelled events around the country we are pleased to be able to share some of the beautiful Open Gardens to visit during 2022: 

National Garden Scheme - Gardens Open For Charity

Caynton Cottage

Church Road

Boreham 

Chelmsford 

CM3 3EF

Tuesday 31st May & Wednesday 1st June 2022, 1 - 5pm.

Adults £4.  Children free.

Plants for sale

Teas

A delightful garden that was once neglected and overgrown surrounding a charming fifteenth century thatched cottage. 

Further information at ngs.org.uk


Boreham Open Gardens 

Boreham, Chelmsford

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2022

Sat Navs should use postcode CM3 3EG

At least 12 gardens open 1 - 5pm 

Only £7 for BOTH days 

Accompanied children free 

Garden guides available on the day from the church.  Also available in advance from the church from mid-May. 

Refreshments (sweet and savoury) 

Plants for sale 

Children’s competition trail 

Tombola 

Visit the church

Tower open 

Further details can be found at borehamchurch.org.uk


Chappel & Wakes Colne Open Gardens  

Chappel, near Colchester, Essex

Sunday 12th June 2022

Sat Navs should use postcode CO6 2DD (please verify before travelling)

Take the A1124 from Colchester/London A12.  Pass under the viaduct and the Village Hall is approximately 150 yards on the right-hand sidce. 

11am - 5pm 

Adults £5, accompanied children free.

The gardens vary in size and style ranging from wild to traditionally planted areas. 

Scheduled walks around 'the Outback', a major re-wilding project at Jordan's Farm, two gardens that participate in the National Gardens Scheme and a farm garden which houses the Munday-Sayer working observatory.  Pretty formal and informal village gardens to be enjoyed against the backdrop of the Chappel Viaduct, a Victorian engineering wonder and considered to be one the the seven man made wonders of the East of England. 

Refreshments and delicious cakes available at the Village Hall.   

Plants for sale in the Village Hall.

Proceeds to St. Barnabas and All Saints Churches Fabric Fund..

Tickets available on the day from the Village Hall, Colchester Road, or in advance from Wakes Colne Village Stores.  

Tickets are available from 10.30am, so you can browse around and have a cuppa before you start. 


West Bergholt Open Gardens  

West Bergholt, north west of Colchester, Essex

Sunday 12th June 2022

Sat Navs should use postcode CO6 3EF (please verify before travelling)

On the A1508 Bergholt Road/Colchester Road, between Colchester and Bures.  Ample parking at Orpen Hall and on larger roads in the village as well as at some of the gardens. 

11am - 5.30pm 

Adults £5, accompanied children free.

Gardens of various sizes and types with allotments, feed the donkeys and Annie Mation performing a North West Clog Morris Dancing Group. 

Refreshments available. 

Plants for sale.

Proceeds to Tom Bowdidge Foundation and Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

Tickets available from Orpen Hall, Lexden Road and Allotments, New Church Road


Brightlingsea Open Gardens  

Brightlingsea, near Colchester, Essex

Saturday 25th  & Sunday 26th June 2022

Sat Navs should use postcode CO7 0RX (please verify before travelling)

From south on the A12 take exit for Marks Tey (Junction 25) and take 2nd exit signposted Aldham.  From north on the A12 exit at Junction 26 and take the 3rd exit and follow signs for A1124.  From A120 at Marks Tey roundabout take the 1st exit signposted to Aldham.

Parking will be available at indicated locations.. 

10am - 5pm 

£5 per person, covers both days.

Brightlingsea Open Gardens weekend is always a large event in the town's calendar attracting visitors from far and wide.  Wonderful gardens of all sizes will be open, some reflecting the sea by which we live. 

Approximately 30 gardens open.

Plants for sale.

A large community garden, Springmead, will be selling lunches prepared on-site by the Hospice Support Group. 

All proceeds to St. Helena Hospice in Colchester.  

Tickets available from Spirals local shop. 


Great Easton Open Gardens  

Great Easton, Dunmow, Essex

Sunday 26th June 2022

The village is approximately 20 minutes from the city of Chelmsford.  Turn left at the PA Woods Rolls Royce garage if arriving from Great Dunmow and right at the same garage if arriving from Saffron Walden.  100 yards down past the church is the Village Hall on your right.  Turn right here for parking - it will be clearly signed.  The Village Hall is on The Endway, Great Easton.

11am - 5pm 

£5 per adult, accompanied under 10's free. 

Situated in a charming village on the boulder clay region sandwiched between Saffron Walden and Thaxted to the North and Great Dunmow to the South.. 

Several new gardens to visit this year as well as some previously seen, both large and small, most of which have wonderful views across open fields and the Chelmer river valley..

Cakes, snacks, teas and coffees and a small number of light lunches available. 

15th century pub will be open. 

Well behaved dogs on leads allowed. 

All proceeds to a local charity and the Village Community Association. 

Tickets available on the day from the Village Hall. 


Aldham Open Gardens  

Aldham, west of Colchester, Essex

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July 2022

Sat Navs should use postcode CO6 3RJ (please verify before travelling)

From south on the A12 take exit for Marks Tey (Junction 25) and take 2nd exit signposted Aldham.  From north on the A12 exit at Junction 26 and take the 3rd exit and follow signs for A1124.  From A120 at Marks Tey roundabout take the 1st exit signposted to Aldham.

Parking will be available at indicated locations.. 

11am - 5pm 

Adults £5, accompanied under 16's free.

A range of interesting gardens including large, medium and small gardens will be open. 

Art exhibition in the church. 

Free minibus will ferry people around the village. (Stops are shown in the event passport.) 

Refreshments at the Village Hall and in some gardens. . 

Plants for sale.

All proceeds raised will go to The Friends Of Aldham Church (for the maintenance of the church fabric) and to the Aldham Village Hall. .

Tickets available from Aldham Village Hall, the church and any participating garden. 


Keep an eye on this page where we will be adding other Open Gardens to visit as we hear of them.






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