Cawthorne Open Gardens

 approx 16 gardens open Cawthorne, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2022
11.00am to 5.00pm

Discover this picture postcard Yorkshire village named by Savills as one of the most desirable in Britain. Surrounded by rolling countryside the village has a lovely Parish Church, an impressive Methodist Church, a Museum, a gastro pub, a restaurant, Village Store with tea rooms, an Antique Centre and more. Join the hundreds who flock to this popular biennial event.

There is little evidence of the iron and coal mining industry which once thrived here other than the stunning Georgian Mansion of Cannon Hall which was home to the Spencer Stanhopes who made their fortune from the local iron industry.

A range of gardens will be open to visitors, including some open for the first time in 2022. Quality refreshments include sandwiches, cakes, hot sausage baps, a barbeque and cream teas. Live music in some gardens, and entertainment for our younger visitors will be provided, including treasure hunts to suit children of all ages and a chance to try Victorian games.

A courtesy minibus service will run regularly between gardens. Dogs on short leads are welcome in most gardens.

All proceeds for the restoration of All Saints Parish Church, and the children's charity Exodus.

Cost:  6.00 on the day, 5.00 in advance, accompanied under 16s free.

How to get event passports:  In advance from Cawthorne Village Store, Cawthorne Post Office, Gallery 2 or Cawthorne Victoria Museum; on the day from any open garden, the main car park and the village green.

Number of gardens:  Approximately 16 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: 01226 792 067  Email:

Directions:  The SatNav link will take you to our main car park which is also well signposted. The 92 bus service runs daily to Cawthorne - visit or call 0871 200 2233.

Location:  Yorkshire.  Use Sat Nav postcode: S75 4HL (please verify before travelling)

Please ... tell the organisers that you found them on the Open Gardens National Directory.
and ...
thank them for making a donation this year to help with our running costs.