We hold an Open Gardens weekend every other year (the next one being in 2019), with proceeds going to local charities. Over the past 2 events we raised over £7,000 which was shared equally between the Church Fabric Fund and the Cattistock Community Fund.
The Opens Garden weekend are held late spring/early summer and attract a lot of people from outside our community to appreciate Cattistock, Sandhills and Chalmington.
Historically we have a hound parade through Cattistock to open the event, gathering outside the Fox & Hounds for ‘mingling’ opportunities on the Saturday lunchtime. We then have over 20 wonderful gardens opened on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons ; the Hunt kennels open and running events; the Church has its fantastic Flower Festival, including amazing flower displays, organ recitals and bell ringing; and not to mention fabulous teas and cakes at strategic places throughout the Open Gardens route.
To set the gardening theme for the year we hold a Gardeners Question Time in the Spring. Watch out for further information!
Organisation: Cathy Evans, Patrick Nelson, Sheila White, John Willows, Alastair and Jill Wallace and Sue Orr
Contact Name: Cathy Evans
Contact Number: 01300 320703
Email: Cathy Evans