Ashton under Hill Open Gardens
Cotswold gardens nestling at the foot of Bredon Hill
Next event: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2017
from 1.00pm to 6.00pm each day
Picture by James Attwood
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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. Please use the postcode WR11 7SW to find us with your Sat Nav. More directions here or see a map here
2016 will be the 39th year of our annual Open Gardens weekend, which continues to grow in popularity and often now attracts well over a thousand visitors over the two days.
A blue plastic poncho with a logo was handed in after our recent Open Gardens Weekend. If it's yours, please Contact Us to claim.
One of the sumptuous flower displays in the church
Why not visit our friends.
Back on Track Chiropractic
Anthony Halling Garden Machinery
T.A.Spry Landscape Gardener
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Calling all photographers! Next year, 2017, will be the fortieth anniversary of Ashton under Hill Open Gardens and we're already looking for some really special and unusual photos of this year's event to use in future publicity. We are inviting all visitors to submit up to five photographs of our 2016 Open Gardens by Wednesday 29 June 2016. All entries will be reviewed by the Organising Committee and a prize of a £25 garden gift voucher, two free tickets to Open Gardens 2017 and two complimentary cream teas will be offered for the most original and unusual photograph. Two runners-up will be awarded 2 free entry tickets each. Pictures may be used on our website or in our printed publicity, so don't forget to bring your camera to this year's event!
Our annual Open Gardens Weekend is over for another year, and we're already looking ahead to our next event in June 2017.
If you were one of our garden owners, helpers or supporters - thank you for helping to make for such a successful weekend. If you were one of our 800+ visitors, we are particularly grateful to you for your support, and for all the kind comments we received. Thank you too for braving the unexpected downpours on Sunday afternoon!
Please check back here in the next week or two when we will publish the final fund-raising result and also lots of pictures of this year's event.
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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Pictures by Jo Brown
Warm thatch in the sunshine
Busy Plant Stalls
Roses and Thatch
Mellow stone in St Barbara's Churchyard
Photos by David Hunter, Isabel Brown Jeremy King and Jo Brown
unless otherwise stated