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Swanmore Open Gardens and Troll Hunt

 approx 7 gardens open Swanmore, north of Fareham, Hampshire
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017
1.00pm to 6.00pm

On the edge of the Meon Valley, in the heart of the Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton triangle, our delightful village will open a number of its gardens to visitors.

The gardens vary from small intimate village gardens, to large country house gardens. In addition to our old favourites, there are one or two that have not opened recently and all have, of course, changed as the years have passed.

Most of our gardens are within easy walking distance of our start/finish point outside the Paterson Centre in Swanmore. A free shuttle bus service will be provided. Teas, coffees and homemade cakes will be available from the Paterson Centre all afternoon.

We are designating Saturday as Family Day, and to add a bit of spice for the children they will be able to take part in a free 'Troll Hunt'. Hidden in the gardens will be pictures of trolls and each will provide a clue to help find The Treasure. First to find The Treasure keeps it. Don't worry about the children getting muddy - we don't want flowerbeds trampled so all the Trolls will be visible from paths or grassed areas.

Proceeds will be shared between St Barnabas and Rowans Hospice.

Plant sales:
There will be plants for sale and a plant creche will avoid the need to carry them around - just give them to the minibus driver and collect them from The Paterson Centre.

Cost:
6.00 adults per day, with free entry for one or two accompanied under 15s per adult. Entry includes use of the hop-on-hop-off minibus.

How to get event passports:
Tickets are available from 12.30pm at The Paterson Centre, SO32 2PA.

Number of gardens:
Approximately 7 gardens will be open, but the total may vary from day to day - please contact the organisers if you need exact numbers.

Contact the organisers:
Phone: 01489 892 750
Email:

Directions:
Follow Open Gardens arrows from A32, or from B2177 at Bishops Waltham or Waltham Chase. There is plenty of free parking.

Location:
County: Hampshire
Postcode for Sat Nav: SO32 2PA (please verify before travelling)
Find approximate location on GoogleMaps (new window)

 thankyou!

Thankyou!   In 2016 the organisers of this event made a donation towards the upkeep of this website.


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