This is a fabulous opportunity for garden enthusiasts to see some of the beautiful gardens in this Staffordshire parish – there are 15 open gardens scattered around this lovely village. Most are within easy walking distance. You can hop onto our free minibus to reach the outlying gardens. From large to small, every garden has a beauty and character all its own.
Several of the featured gardens have won bee-friendly garden awards – so there will be lots of inspiration to be found if you wish to attract wildlife. And there is the recently established community orchard to explore, which contains a host of rare and regional heritage fruit trees, a wildflower meadow and a bee-friendly garden designed by local Brownies.
Woodhouse Community Farm has an amazing ancient walled garden for visitors to discover and sample the lovely produce.
Refreshments will be served all day in Thomas Spencer Hall – morning coffee and cake, lunches, afternoon teas.
There will be plant sales in some gardens, some will have live music too.
There will be an art exhibition, featuring works by Lichfield Society of Artists, in Thomas Spencer Hall. And a local food and craft market, on Saturday only, on The Bell Inn car park.
All proceeds will be shared between village environmental projects and St. Giles Church.
Whittington is 3 miles E of Lichfield, off the A51 to Tamworth.
Contact the organisers: