CHEDINGTON OPEN GARDENS & STUDIOS 2021
Saturday 5th June 11am – 5pm
Fourteen stunning gardens to explore
Including Chedington Court Gardens, 200 year old Cottage Gardens, Nature Gardens and Formal Gardens
Our selection of gardens run throughout the Village and capture many different styles of gardening. From formal terraces to meandering woodland paths, pretty cottage gardens to statement planting, large water features and natural streams there is so much to inspire and admire. Each garden is hosted by its owner or gardener who will be happy to talk you through their garden, pass on tips and identify plants for you.
Our pretty conservation village dates back to 1191 and boasts a ‘chocolate box’ village street with thatched cottages. Backing on to National Trust woodland and with spectacular views over Dorset and Somerset many of our properties are over 100 years old including our beautiful Victorian Village Hall. There are numerous footpaths leading from the village and is the starting point of the River Parrett Trail.
Chedington boasts a selection of talented residents who are delighted to throw open the doors of their Studios during our Open Gardens event. Watch these gifted artists, craftworkers and food producers at work creating wonderful bespoke Dorset products. From pottery to wood turning, art to Italian meat curing you will get the chance to learn more and pick up your unique piece of Chedington produce.
The homemade cakes of Chedington are always a wonderful treat. You can enjoy a light lunch or tea and cakes throughout the day. With plenty of socially distanced outdoor seating and it a perfect pit stop during your tour. Visit our ice cream stall for a delicious locally made ice cream, with extra sprinkles for the kids!
CHILDREN’S TREASURE TRAIL
Children of all ages will enjoy the challenge of our Chedington Treasue Trail. Spot objects throughout the gardens to fill in your Trail Card and once complete, drop back to the Village Hall to claim your reward!
PLANT STALLS & PRODUCE SALES
Inspired by our wonderful collection of gardens you might want to visit one of our Plant Stalls to find a beautiful specimen to take home to your garden. We are delighted to be joined by local nurseries selling their excellent range of shrubs and perennials. Alongside the plant stalls you will find local produce and crafts, all available to buy on the day.
Admission £6 per person
Children 16 years old and under admitted free of charge
Dogs on short leads welcome, but may not be permitted in all gardens
For more information or to book a plant stall please contact Rosemary