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Swanmore Open Gardens

Past event 1-6PM Saturday 30 June - Sunday 1 July 2018

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

8 Open gardensPlant sale
Admission: £6
  • Swanmore Open Gardens
  • Swanmore Open Gardens
  • Swanmore Open Gardens
  • Swanmore Open Gardens

Gardens open: 1:00pm to 6:00pm

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 (14 years and under).

The 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, survived an April hailstorm and now they are just wonderful and waiting 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 3.5 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.

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 and coffees will be available from The Paterson Centre.

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 surrounding areas.


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

More Info: E-mail or telephone John Sharpe:

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