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