Ashton under Hill Open Gardens

Cotswold gardens nestling at the foot of Bredon Hill

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018

from 1.00pm to 6.00pm each day

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The picturesque village of Ashton under Hill is situated in the south of the county of Worcestershire, England, at the eastern end of Bredon Hill and overlooking the Vale of Evesham. Bredon Hill and Ashton are in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The northern Cotswold hills are close at hand and nearby towns include Evesham, Pershore, Broadway and Tewkesbury. Formerly part of the county of Gloucestershire, Ashton under Hill is now in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire.

Ashton under Hill is just west of the A46 between Evesham and Tewkesbury, about 5 miles south of Evesham and near to junction 9 of the M5 motorway. To find us with your Sat Nav please use the postcode WR11 7SW. More directions here or see a map here

 

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Ashton's first sweet pea of 2018?

Image by Amelia Barker

Our Supporters

Back on Track Chiropractic

01386 725461

07900 184131

Beckford Silk

01386 881507

The Coffee Shop at Beckford Silk

07568 170794

Beckford Stores

01386 881248

BHGS Ltd,

Horticultural Supplies

01386 444100

Bradfords, Evesham

01386 40089

Cotteswold Dairy

01684 298959

GLB Services, Central Heating Installation and Maintenance

01386 871777

The Goldsmithy

01386 853297

Gotherington Nurseries

01242 676722

Anthony Halling Garden Machinery

01386 858713

Hartwell & Co Timber Ltd

01386 840373

Place Maintenance

01386 882855

07739 968032

Hillers Garden and Plant Centre

01789 772771

Holloway Farm House B&B

01386 881910

Hoo House Nursery

01684 293389

L&L Installations

0800 592946

Meadows Farm Shop

01684 293389

The Moretons, Vacation Houses

01684 772294

OHMS Garden Machinery

01386 552886

The Old Post House & Barn Holiday Accommodation

01386 882466

07976 906653

Overbury Estate and Farms

01386 725111

P&H Services

01386 881528

Rails End Nursery

01386 881884

Severn Seating

01684 594164

Slate Clothing

Broadway

 01386 853877

The Star Inn, Ashton under Hill

01386 881325

The Vale Group

01386 765959

Toddington Garden Centre

01242 621314

Vale Gardens Ltd

01386 831000

Wayside Farm Shop, Wickhamford

01386 830546

 

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24 Gardens Open This Year

We will have 24 varied and colourful gardens for you to view this year, together with a selection of Open Front Gardens to be admired from the footpath. You can view or download a map of the village and the open gardens here.

The theme of this year's event is 'Nature in the Garden' and as well as the many lovely spaces to explore, there will be a mixture of entertainment, displays and exhibitions, a gardener’s raffle plus quality craft and plant sales.

For those looking for culture and something a little different, there will be an exhibition of local artist Beth Phillip's botanical paintings in St Barbara’s Church, as well as organ recitals and flower displays on both Saturday and Sunday.

Elsewhere in the village there will be a beekeeping display and a display by the RSPB, plus a children's quiz to keep young people involved.

Photographic Competition

A photographic competition will again run during the weekend and we welcome entries from any keen amateurs or budding professionals who would like the opportunity to win a prize and perhaps see their work used for publicity for Ashton Open Gardens in future years.

Refreshments

Filled rolls and ploughman's lunches, tea and cake will be available from 12.30pm in the Village Hall, courtesy of Ashton WI. Cream teas will be served from 1.00pm in our refreshment marquee in the garden of 'Grassmere' just a little way up Elmley Road from the Village Hall. Meals will also be available from our local pub The Star Inn

Free Parking - Free Programme - Free Shuttle Bus

You can purchase your entry wristband on the day for just £6.00 for adults, while under 16s are admitted free. Your Saturday wristband is also valid for entry on Sunday. A free illustrated programme is available for all visitors and there is free parking for cars and coaches, although we ask that coach parties register in advance - please Contact Us. There's also a free shuttle bus which provides a regular courtesy service up and down the village. At just £6 for adult entry Ashton under Hill Open Gardens is great value!

Discounts for Advance Group Bookings

If you'd like to bring a group of friends or colleagues to our 41st annual Open Gardens event on Saturday 9 or Sunday 10 June 2018, then there are generous discounts available for parties of 10 or more, if booked by Wednesday 30 May 2018. Please Contact Us for more details or complete and return a Group Booking Request Form.

 

Ashton is one of the prettiest!

According to Cotswold Life magazine, Ashton under Hill is one of the prettiest places to visit in the Cotswolds. Click here to see the full article. We can't help but agree of course!

Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made

By singing: "Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade (Rudyard Kipling)

 

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The winning picture in our 2017 photo competition, by Mrs C Pritchard

Runner-up in the 2017 Photographic Competition; picture by Sara Bankes

Runner-up in the 2017 Photographic Competition; picture by Rosemarie Finch

Images by Roger Umpelby

Pictures by Jo Brown

Pictures by David Hunter

Busy Plant Stalls

Calm reflections

Roses and Thatch

Mellow stone in St Barbara's Churchyard