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Benington Open Gardens

 approx 7 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 .... except in 2020 for the very obvious reason.

Not wishing to miss another year, we bravely decided to go ahead and copy Chelsea Flower Show by delaying until the end of September. We can't promise that our gardens will look anything like Chelsea, but they will be different to any other year! One garden owner has described their garden as "A very well-established beautiful garden with a wide variety of plants, shrubs and weeds and seed heads". Which probably says it all.

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 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: TBC
Email: beningtonmag@yahoo.co.uk

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
County: Hertfordshire
Postcode for Sat Nav: SG2 7LN (please verify before travelling)
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 thankyou!

Thankyou!   In 2021 the organisers of this event made a crowdfunding donation towards the upkeep of this website.


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