Caldecote Open Gardens

Caldecote Open Gardens this year is set to be bigger and better than ever! Visit 14+ gardens over the first weekend of July.  Gardens are open from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd and offer a wealth of things to do and see for all the family.

There will be mini art exhibits, make-your-own stone-baked pizza, pony rides, tours of Caldecote Meadows (a Site of Special Scientific Interest), cream teas and more.

Click for a preview of the weekend’s attractions

‘In every great garden there should be some element of wonder or surprise’   George R. Sitwell

Admission is by programme – £5 for adults; accompanied children go free.  Collect a programme at the first garden you visit. Collect a kids sticker for every garden they visit!  All money raised will fund our programme to restore and revive the oldest building in our village.  Visit the church (no. 15 on the map) to see the results of previous fundraising.

Below is a map showing the locations of gardens and attractions, followed by garden information:

 


Click to download a pdf of the map

The garden list at present, starting at the north of the village:

  1. 19 West Drive
    Children’s garden. Outdoor oven serving pizzas from 5pm to 6pm
  2. 61 West Drive
    A real gardener’s garden, full of surprises and interest
  3. 91 West Drive
    Beautiful garden with formal pond + Open Studios Preview (ceramics) & plant stall
  4. 73 Highfields Road
    Vegetable garden, pond dipping and cream teas + Rainbows’ “Forest Toadstall” art
  5. 81 Highfields Road
    A great garden for the kids!
  6. 3 Clare Drive
    Garden featuring Open Studios Preview: land, sea and sky oils by Mary-Ann Claridge
  7. 32 East Drive
    A green oasis with children’s art exhibition + Caldecote Print for sale
  8. 2 East Drive
    Animal fun and play equipment.
    Pony & cart rides from 3pm to 4pm
  9. 12 Blythe Way
    Mature shrubs, bright flowers; jam, honey and the Caldecote Cookbook for sale
  10. Sidewalk Coffee, Furlong Way
    Specialist tea & coffee; plus exhibition of incredible drawings by Clive Whitfield
  11. 32 Strympole Way
    Well-loved and beautiful small garden
  12. 1 Porthmore Close
    Enjoy the tranquility of this small but beautiful garden
  13. Long Meadow, Main Street
    An inspiring garden that hides well its origins as a dustman’s yard! Teas served
  14. Clare Farm, Main Street
    Beautifully designed garden with mature trees and formal meadows. 3pm tour of SSSI Caldecote Meadows (both days)
  15. The Old Rectory, Main Street
    Cottage garden, wildflower garden, formal garden rolled into one. Teas served
  16. Caldecote Church
    Flower Festival – guess the theme for each arrangement, and can you spot the bird?

With thanks to our sponsors Ridgeons

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