Winchcombe Open Gardens

Winchcombe Open Gardens

Winchcombe Open Gardens

January is the perfect month to start planning for your garden and think about Winchcombe Open Gardens.  Whether it’s sowing sweet-peas, taking root-cuttings from border perennials for propagation, or simply perusing the seed catalogues and deciding which annuals, herbs and vegetables to sow in 2020.

With this in mind, Sunday 14th June (2.00-6.00pm) has been selected as the date for this year’s Winchcombe Open Gardens event, and we are asking for volunteers to help ensure the day continues with the success it has achieved in previous years.

Winchcombe Open Gardens proudly boasts a range of styles from small and intimate cottage gardens to those with a more formal layout, as well as offering delicious teas and cakes, and plants to buy.

So – are you able to volunteer?  For example, we are looking for:

  • People willing to open their gardens on Sunday 14th June 2020;
  • People willing to sit on the Open Gardens Committee;
  • People able to bake cakes or provide fruit, vegetables, plants, honey, jams – for sale;
  • People willing to help with plants and teas at St Peter’s Church;People able to help with a variety of tasks such as distributing posters and flyers, or to sell tickets on the day.

Winchcombe Open GardensFor more information, please contact Rosie Green by return email as soon as possible, and certainly by mid-February.  It is important to identify the gardens to be opened by mid-March in order to be able to liaise with owners in more detail as well as produce the tickets and programmes with maps in plenty of time.

Maps and tickets will be on sale at the Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre by mid-May, and on the day in Back Lane car park and at the gardens that are opening.  Proceeds will, as usual, go to the conservation of St Peter’s Church.

2019’s event was centrally focussed, predominantly around Gloucester St, Cowl Lane, Mill Lane, Hailes St and North St, but it would be beneficial to also be able to include gardens from the wider area of town as well.  It makes sense to have garden “clusters” to encourage visits and, if you are considering opening your garden, you might try and get others near you to do likewise.

Rosie is very new to the Winchcombe Open Gardens event and hopes you will be willing to join her!  Contact Rosie: Winchcombe Open Gardens-  Lead – Tel: +44 (0)7757 667672 or  email


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