Open Gardens

1 Sue: Upper lawn Rose bed
1 Sue: South facing flower bed
1 Sue: East facing flower bed
2. Barry and Rosie: Potting shed corner
2. Barry and Rosie: Bridge and Raised bed
 2. Barry and Rosie: Vegetable garden

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who got involved with our Virtual Open Gardens project in the summer, we raised over £500 for the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust which was a fantastic result!

We are delighted to confirm that Cattistock Open Gardens will take place on the weekend of 12th and 13th June 2021 (with all the usual Covid-caveats allowing..)

We are very excited to be teaming up with the National Gardens Scheme for this event, which many of you will be familiar with through their Yellow Book publication of gardens open to the public throughout the UK. The NGS raise money for many worthy charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, the Carer’s Trust, Mind and Marie Curie to name but a few and we can’t think of a better time to lend support after the challenging year these organisations have faced. The weekend will of course also raise money for Cattistock-based causes, with a Grand Raffle, refreshments, plant stalls etc all helping to fill the coffers!

If your garden is still benefitting from all that lockdown attention and you would like it to be featured in the event, please contact Gill Wallace via or on 07976 853989. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


3. Ian and Wendy: When the day is done
 3. Ian and Wendy: The rear lawns and flower beds
3. Ian and Wendy: Behind the stables
4. Gill and Andy: Yoga corner
4. Gill and Andy: Winter boys
4. Gill and Andy: Butterfly arbour
 5. Jen and Julian: White Rambler at its peak
5. Jen and Julian: Monkey Puzzle trees  have been around for 200 million years and were introduced to the UK from South America in 1795
5. Jen and Julian: Every garden needs a shed
6. Gill and Alistair: Come in. Welcome!
6. Gill and Alistair: East facing flower bed
6. Gill and Alistair: Herb garden in the flower bed
7. Patrick and Tessa: View from the terrace to the east facing flower bed
7. Patrick and Tessa: Patio pots
7. Patrick and Tessa: Ferns around the pond
8. Pub Allotments: Adam
8. Pub Allotments: Barbara
8. Pub Allotments: Gemma
8. Pub Allotments: Mariana
8. Pub Allotments: Merrily
8. Pub Allotments: Richard
9. Jo: Lavender corner
9. Jo: Lavender Patio border
 9. Jo: Olive pot and Oxide daisies
10 Roma and Neil: Through the Blue door
10 Roma and Neil: Our suntrap
10 Roma and Neil: Neil's shed
11 Mary: From the entrance
11 Mary: Log shed with Sedum roof
11 Mary: My shady corner
12 Sally: Welcome to our garden
12 Sally: Patio steps and herb garden
12 Sally: Sally's sanctuary
13 Nigel: Don't make mistake cutting this
13 Nigel: Morning coffee
13 Nigel: Lunch
14 Marcus: South west facing border
14 Marcus: Colour themed borders foreground colours of blue, pink and purple beds, background yellow and orange beds
14 Marcus: Vegetable beds
15 Georgina: The Gardener's loo
15 Georgina: Lockdown Greengrocer
15 Georgina: View from my bedroom
16 Ann and Brian: Breakfast
16 Ann and Brian: Time for reflection
16 Ann and Brian: Tranquility
17 Ruth: Darcy and Grandad
17 Ruth: Alfresco lunch
17 Ruth: Meditative Winchester Cathedral and Queen of Sweden
18 Maggie and Sean: Bird table corner
18 Maggie and Sean: Summer flowers
18 Maggie and Sean: West facing wall
19 Julia: Heather's hen house
19 Julia: Paddy's retreat
19 Julia: Arch to the River Frome
20 Sheila and Terry: Through the arch and into the secret garden
20 Sheila and Terry: Firepit and patio garden
20 Sheila and Terry: A place for a well deserved rest