Beckford Open Village
This event is resting for 2023
Sorry, but Beckford Open Village 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
Beckford, near Tewkesbury, Worcestershire
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2022
1.00pm to 5.00pm
Our event will be opened officially on Saturday at 1.00pm by Vanessa Berridge - see below.
An opportunity to view a cross-section of life in a village community and to enjoy a stroll in many beautiful gardens as well as the village's own Nature Reserve - a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
There will be themed flower displays in the Grade 1 listed 12th century church. Two sites will offer teas, there will be a Champagne Bar and barbecue and attractions for children including a Quiz Trail to follow, plus classic cars and vintage radios.
Special Platinum Jubilee Celebrations:
Saturday 4th: 5.00pm to late, "Party at the Pub"
Sunday 5th: 1.00pm to 8pm, Big Jubilee Hog Roast with live music
Vanessa Berridge is an author and writer on gardens and gardening history in national and international magazines and papers such as Country Life, Daily Telegraph, and The Times. Vanessa started the magazine The English Garden in 1997 and was its editor. Among her books are Great British Gardeners: from early Plantsmen to Chelsea Medal Winners (2018) and her latest, Borde Hill Garden - a Plant Hunter's Paradise (2022). A selection of her books will be on sale and she will sign if requested.
Proceeds are principally for the maintenance of our ancient church.
Excellent plant sale in a garden on the village street.
£5.00 per adult, accompanied under 16s free. Pre-booked groups of 20 or more are eligible for a 20% discount plus one free ticket - please contact us.
How to get event passports
Tickets available on the day at the Village Hall Car Park and in any open garden.
Contact the organisers
Phone: 01386 882 002
Directions / Parking
The village of Beckford is just west of the A46 Tewkesbury to Evesham road, four miles from Junction 9 of the M5 motorway. Parking is available in a central parking area.
Toilets are available at this event.
Postcode for Sat Nav: GL20 7AD (please verify before travelling)
Find approximate location on GoogleMaps (new browser tab)
Thankyou! In 2018 the organisers of this event made a crowdfunding donation towards the upkeep of this website.
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