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Sherborne Hidden Gardens

This event is resting for 2023
Sorry, but Sherborne Hidden Gardens isn't running this year. We'll keep you posted about next year's event details when they are known, but in the meantime we include below details from a previous year to remind you about the event

 approx 19 gardens opened Sherborne, Dorset

2.00pm to 5.00pm

Sherborne has numerous walled gardens and many of these are open for charity on this weekend. Amongst the gardens available to visit are a wide variety of sizes and styles of planting. We have three very old properties whose gardens are mature, one of which is described as a burgage garden with views over the castle and has part of a wall dating back to the 14th Century. These are contrasted with a collection of modern properties whose gardens have evolved over the last ten years and include both traditional and modern styles of planting. Modern Italianate style planting can been seen next to a Cottage style with clipped Box and Yew.

Included again this year is a garden that has won many awards, notably in 2010 it was given the title of "Best Surprise Garden" by Sherborne in Bloom and has earned a top five place and a Special Merit from Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Teas and refreshments will be available.

Proceeds from the event will go to St. Margaret's Hospice and other local Rotary charities.

9.00 adults, covers both days, individual gardens can be visited for a minimum donation of 2.00.

How to get event passports
Tickets are available from Sherborne Tourist Office or Castle Gardens, also at garden gates on the day.

Contact the organisers
Phone: number not supplied

Directions / Parking
Head for the bottom of Cheap Street (the main shopping area) and find Long Street by turning left, opposite the old Conduit, and then turn 1st right into Culverhayes car park. Alternatively there is some free parking in Digby Road opposite the Abbey, and Sainsbury's offer two-hour parking for 50p. Also behind Cheap Street there is a public car park and also a Waitrose car park.

Toilet Facilities
Toilets are available at this event.

County: Dorset
Postcode for Sat Nav: DT9 3LN (please verify before travelling)
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