Gardening Events in the U.K. 

If it is on, we will try to list it (but you need to tell us about your gardening events first!)The Gardening Events Board is a free service that we offer to our clients and other horticultural organizations. The aim is to inform our visitors, so please bear that in mind when using this service!

 To make use of our Gardening Events service, please  E-mail the details of your event, giving full  details, including the date, time and address of the event. We will also need  the address and phone number of the organizer. (We also need to know the name of the organization that you represent, and your position within it)

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APRIL 2014

Hampshire Open Gardens - Swanmore 13th - 14th April | 6th - 7th July 2014

 This year sees a significant change, the gardens will be open for two weekends 13/14th April and 6/7th July instead of just on Sundays.   Otherwise arrangements will be as before – why change a winning formula?  This will allow more time to enjoy each garden.  The intention is that about 10 gardens in and around Swanmore will be open each day but some gardens may open on only one of the days.

 Overall we expect that 15-20 wonderful gardens will open on one or more of the four days. The gardens vary from small intimate village gardens to large country house gardens.  The cost of a day ticket is £6 per adult, weekend tickets £10, accompanied children (14 years and under) are free.

The cost includes parking and the use of a hop-on-hop-off minibus.  Refreshments with delicious homemade cakes will be available, indoors &/or outside depending on the weather.  There will be plants for sale and a plant crèche will avoid the need to carry them around - just give them to the minibus driver and collect them from The Paterson Centre.  Tickets available from 12:30pm at The Paterson Centre, Swanmore, SO32 2PA.

Gardens are open from 1-5pm in April and 1-6pm in July.  For those interested in walking or cycling a typical route around the gardens is 3-4 miles.  Footpaths will enable walkers to avoid many of the public roads and then there is the hop-on-hop-off bus if you get tired.  To find us just follow OPEN GARDEN signs from adjacent villages.

For more information call 01489-892750 or contact 


Please let us have details of any events which you have for your garden show, flower show or anything else gardening that will be of interest to our visitors.
Many thanks - Site ED 

By David Hughes -