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Open Gardens - Statistics

Opening Dates

This graph indicates how event dates are spread throughout the year.

x-axis - date in ¼ month periods
y-axis - number of events taking place during each period

The summer months clearly lead the way - May (63 events), June (463 events) and July (164 events), with some events taking place in April and August, and just a few in September.

Notes:

  • This is live data - 709 events were sampled.
  • The highest peak on the graph represents 163 events.
  • Where an event is resting for this year, we have used the information for when the event last ran.

Numbers of Gardens

This graph indicates how many events feature a certain number of gardens.

x-axis - number of gardens open during an event
y-axis - number of events featuring the number of gardens

Key Figures:

  • The largest number of gardens opening for one event is 40.
  • The smallest number of gardens opening for one event is 5.
  • Average number of gardens opening for each event is 14.

Notes:

  • This is live data - 709 events were sampled.
  • Where an event is resting for this year, we have used the information for when the event last ran.

Event Numbers against Entry Costs

This table shows the number of events that charge each entry cost.

Free 13
1.00 0
1.50 0
2.00 3
2.50 2
3.00 29
3.50 3
4.00 44
4.50 3
5.00 416
5.50 0
6.00 75
6.50 0
7.00 28
7.50 33
8.00 24
8.50 1
9.00 1
9.50 0
10.00 28
11.00 0
12.00 1
13.00 1
14.00 0
15.00 3

Left column - event entry cost
Right column - total number of events charging the entry cost
Red bar - a proportional representation of each total

Key Figures:

  • Lowest event charge: zero (free).
  • Average event charge: £ 5.42.
  • Highest event charge: £ 15.00.
  • Mode: £ 5.00
  • Number of events charging less than the average: 509.
  • Number of events charging more than the average: 192.

Notes:

  • This is live data - 709 events were sampled.
  • Where there is no entry charge, a donation is usually requested.
  • An event's cost is interpreted as the minimum amount paid per adult when arriving on the first day of an event, ignoring any early ticket discounts.
  • Some entry costs are per day, some cover more than one day.
  • Some entry costs include extras such as refreshments.
  • Some organisers make an additional charge for children.
  • Where an event is resting for this year, we have used the information for when the event last ran.

Garden Numbers against Entry Costs

This table shows the number of gardens that open for each entry cost.

Free 6 14 40
1.00 0 0 0
1.50 0 0 0
2.00 8 10 13
2.50 9 10 11
3.00 8 15 32
3.50 8 14 20
4.00 5 12 24
4.50 7 13 17
5.00 5 13 40
5.50 0 0 0
6.00 6 13 30
6.50 0 0 0
7.00 7 15 30
7.50 6 16 30
8.00 8 17 32
8.50 12 12 12
9.00 19 19 19
9.50 0 0 0
10.00 7 15 25
11.00 0 0 0
12.00 15 15 15
13.00 16 16 16
14.00 0 0 0
15.00 8 13 20

Left column - event entry cost
Right columns - minimum / average / maximum number of gardens open
Colour bars - a proportional representation of minimum / average / maximum

Notes:

  • This is live data - 709 events were sampled.
  • Some entry costs feature very low numbers of events.
  • An event's cost is interpreted as the minimum amount paid per adult when arriving on the first day of an event, ignoring any early ticket discounts.
  • Where an event is resting for this year, we have used the information for when the event last ran.

Event Entry Price Changes 2023

This table gives an indication of how entry prices are changing.

Price band and change Number of events updated
Free (by donation) - no increase 6
Free (by donation) to £8.00 1
£2.50 to £3.00 1
£3.00 - no increase 11
£3.00 to £4.00 2
£3.00 to £5.00 4
£3.50 - no increase 2
£3.50 to £4.00 1
£3.50 to £5.00 2
£4.00 - no increase 13
£4.00 to £4.50 1
£4.00 to £5.00 14
£5.00 - no increase 151
£5.00 to £4.00 (reduction) 2
£5.00 to £6.00 8
£5.00 to £7.00 3
£5.00 to £7.50 4
£5.00 to £8.00 2
£5.00 to £10.00 2
£6.00 - no increase 28
£6.00 to £7.00 4
£6.00 to £7.50 2
£6.00 to £8.00 2
£6.00 to £10.00 1
£6.50 to £7.00 1
£7.00 - no increase 4
£7.00 to £5.00 (reduction) 2
£7.00 to £7.50 2
£7.00 to £8.00 1
£7.00 to £10.00 2
£7.50 - no increase 9
£7.50 to £8.00 1
£7.50 to £10.00 1
£8.00 - no increase 7
£8.00 to £10.00 1
£8.50 to £12.00 1
£9.00 to £8.00 (reduction) 1
£10.00 - no increase 9
£10.00 to £5.00 (reduction) 1
£10.00 to £15.00 1

Notes:

  • 310 events have been sampled so far.
  • The table will be updated as 2023 event detail updates are submitted.
  • When an event did not run last year, the comparison is made against when the event last ran.
  • Where an event is resting in 2023, no comparison is made.
  • Some events will not have run for two or more years, and this may result in a disproportionate step increase.
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