Open Gardens

Cathy welcoming the panel of experts to another Cattistock Gardeners Question Time
The panel of experts, right to left, John Wright, Imogen Davenport and Nigel Hewish
The panel take questions from the enthusiastic audience
The star prize for the Open Gardens raffle - tickets available
A selection of some of the super prizes on offer as part of Open Gardens - tickets available


We hold an Open Gardens weekend every other year  with proceeds going to local charities. The last 2 events raised over £7,000 which was shared equally between the Church Fabric Fund and the Cattistock Community Fund.

This year the Open Gardens weekend is on the 8th & 9th June.  As well as lots of beautiful gardens, plant stall and teas; we will also have the Cattistock Hunt kennels opening on the Saturday and Manor Farm opening on the Sunday (both venues are sited within the village).

Our Open Gardens weekend attracts a lot of people from outside our community to appreciate Cattistock, Sandhills and Chalmington.

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 the wonderful gardens opened on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons ; the Church has its fantastic Flower Festival, including beautiful flower displays, organ recitals and bell ringing; and not to mention fabulous teas and cakes at strategic places throughout the Open Gardens route.  Running alongside all of this we also have the Hunt kennels open and running events on Saturday; and Manor Farm opening as part of the national “Open Farm Sunday”.

The full programme will be publicised shortly. 

Watch out on the Telegraph Pole for full details. 

Organisation: Cathy Evans, Patrick Nelson, Sheila White, John Willows, Alastair and Gillian Wallace and Sue Orr
Contact Name: Cathy Evans
Contact Number: 01300 320703
Email: Cathy Evans      

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