Benington Open Gardens

 approx 6 gardens open Benington, near Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2021
11.00pm to 5.00pm

Benington is a beautiful village in East Hertfordshire where an annual Patronal Flower Festival and Open Gardens event has taken place for over 50 years.

The gardens are scattered around the village, with over a mile from one end to the other, so getting between gardens at opposite ends of the village can take time.

Refreshments, home-made cakes, and home-grown produce will be available in some of the gardens.

All proceeds will go to St. Peter's Church, Benington.

Plant sales:  There will be plant sales at various gardens.

Cost:  5.00 adults, accompanied under 16s free.

How to get event passports:  Tickets for garden entry will be available at the Information Tent on Church Green.

Number of gardens:  Approximately 6 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: TBC  Email:

Directions:  We are located four miles east of Stevenage. Tourist signs for Benington Lordship are posted at the junction to Benington on the A602 and on the A507 between Buntingford and Baldock. Leave to A1M at Stevenage south exit (junction 7). Take the A602 towards Herford. At the roundabout after Bragbury End take the road into the village of Watton-at-Stone, turn left and follow the tourist signs to the village.

Drive into the centre of the village and look out for the information tent on Church Green or the Village Hall, 3 Walkern Road, Benington, or stop at any garden showing the Open Gardens sign.

By rail: nearby stations at Stevenage, Watton-at-Stone, Knebworth and Hertford North.

By bus: Arriva No: 383/384 covers all the above stations to/from Benington. Please check the Arriva Interlink website for timetables.

Location:  Hertfordshire.  Use Sat Nav postcode: SG2 7LN (please verify before travelling)

Please ... tell the organisers that you found them on the Open Gardens National Directory.
and ...
give them a gentle nudge to make a small donation to our 2021 running costs.