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Swanmore Open Gardens

Past event 1-5PM Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 April 2018

Patterson Centre, Church Road, Swanmore, SOUTHAMPTON, SO32 2PA

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  • Swanmore Open Gardens
  • Swanmore Open Gardens

On the edge of the Meon Valley at the centre of the Winchester/Portsmouth/Southampton triangle, our delightful village will once again open many of its gardens to visitors. The gardens vary from small intimate village gardens to large country house gardens. They have emerged from the snow and ice and are now bursting into life ready to welcome you. Amongst our old favourites we have one or two that have not opened recently and all have, of course, changed as the years have passed. Once again The Meon Valley Lions have loaned their minibus so we can offer free transport between the gardens. However, many of the gardens are within easy walking distance of the village centre. All could be visited with a round trip of 4 miles starting and ending at The Paterson Centre, where you will find our refreshment team selling teas and coffees as well as delicious homemade cakes. There will be plants for sale and a plant creche so there is no need to tote your purchases around - just hand them to the minibus driver and collect them when you go home. Our gardens will also be opening on June 30th and July 1st.

Tickets available
12:30pm onwards from The Paterson Centre, SO32 2PA

Day ticket £6, cost includes parking and the use of the hop-on-hop-off minibus. Free entry for accompanied children (15 years and under).

Transport & parking
Parking is free and once again The Meon Valley Lions are loaning their minibus to provide a free hop-on-hop-off service to the gardens.

Delicious homemade cakes, teas, coffee & soft drinks will be available from The Paterson Centre from 2pm.

Plant sales
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 when you are ready to leave.

Follow the yellow “Open Gardens” arrows from A32 or from B2177 at Bishops Waltham or Waltham Chase.

Proceeds will be split equally between St Barnabas, Reg Charity 1128899 and Rowans Hospice, Reg Charity 299731.

More info
Message John Sharpe from this page (when logged in) or phone 01489 892750.

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