Faversham Open Gardens & Garden Market Day, one of the largest one day open garden events in the UK, is being held on Sunday 26th June 10am-5pm. There are 30 gardens open, from historic walled gardens to gardens behind modern homes, community gardens, a tiny courtyard packed with plants, long thin gardens, wildlife-friendly Victorian terraces and Stonebridge Ponds Allotments, ‘the prettiest allotments in Britain.’
There are several gardens open for the first time, including Homestall House, a mature Georgian garden currently being restored after years of neglect. There is also a newly created small town garden which is a good example of how wildlife friendly you can be in an urban environment. And another new entry shows how a garden can be divided into distinct spaces for entertaining, growing food, children’s play and places to relax.
The garden market is a really popular feature of the day. Held in Faversham’s Medieval Market Place, there are 25+ stalls, selling plants, garden antiques and other gardening paraphernalia, plus delicious local bakes and ice-creams.
Many gardens are within walking distance and there are bikes for hire in four locations in the town.
Faversham is a charming historic market town with 500+ Listed Buildings, pubs, restaurants and cafes. It’s just over an hour from either London St Pancras or London Victoria stations, and is 5 minutes off Junction 6 of the M2, so it’s an accessible and delightful day out.
Over the past decade, Faversham Open Gardens & Garden Market Day has attracted thousands of garden lovers from all around the UK, and even from mainland Europe. We’re thrilled to be back after a two year break due to Covid.
Tickets cost £6 or £10 for 2 and are available online in advance from https://favershamsociety.org/faversham-open-gardens-and-garden-market/ (plus £1 p&p) or they can be bought in the Market Place on June 18th or June 26th. The event supports the Faversham Society, which helps preserve and protect the historic buildings and environment in Faversham. Contact: Alexandra Campbell 07976 222834 firstname.lastname@example.org Jane Beedle 07703 270007 email@example.com
£6.00 per adult (£10.00 for two) which covers all gardens.
Tickets available in advance from end of May from the Visitor Information Centre, 12 Market Place, and on the day from a market stall in the Market Place.
Tickets will also be available via their online store from the end of May.
Contact the organisers – Phone: 01795 534 542 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org