Ashton under Hill Open Gardens

Cotswold gardens nestling at the foot of Bredon Hill

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2017

from 1.00pm to 6.00pm each day

40th Anniversary Event

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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

2017 will be the 40th 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.

Runner-up: Swimming Pond by Bob Harding


 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.


Pond dipping

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Photographic Exhibition Announced

To celebrate our 40th anniversary Open Gardens weekend we will be hosting a very special photographic exhibition in St Barbara's Church. Local photographer Steve Gledhill, who recently completed a portfolio of weekly images 'On Bredon Hill' will be exhibiting a selection of his stunning and beautiful photographs. Steve will be in attendance all weekend, but to see a preview of his work you can browse his On Bredon Hill 2016 website or see an extensive range of images in his Virtually Grey Gallery

2017 Publicity Picture Launched

Our new publicity picture for our 40th Anniversary event has just been launched (see top of page). It was taken by Jo Brown at last year's Open Gardens event, and it shows Walnut Thatch and the village cross, at the southern end of the village. You'll be able to see this image on posters, flyers, in the press and online, as well as on the cover of the illustrated event programme, free to every visitor. We'll be running our Photographic Competition again this year, to find original images from this year's event. The competition is open to everyone, so perhaps your picture could appear on next year's posters!

40 Years of Ashton Open Gardens

Since 1977 we have welcomed visitors from the UK and all over the world to our annual Open Gardens event here in Ashton under Hill. They come to enjoy a wide variety of gardens and the friendly atmosphere of this beautiful Worcestershire village, situated in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of Bredon Hill. We expect to have at least 25 gardens open for you to see on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2017, from 1.00pm to 6.00pm each day. Why not join us in our 40th anniversary year?

Refreshments and Cream Teas

You will be able to buy a light lunch or cream tea from 12.00 noon in our dedicated refreshment marquee, or sandwiches and cake served by the WI in the village hall. Full meals will be available all day in our popular village pub The Star Inn or there’s a picnic space available if you prefer to bring your own refreshments. Quality plants and craft goods will also be on sale, and we provide a free illustrated programme, free car and coach parking as well as a complimentary minibus service around the village.

Discount for Advance Bookings  

We are pleased to offer pre-booked groups the advance booking rate of just £5.00 per person (a discount of £1 on the normal adult price) for parties of 10 or more. There is no charge for under 16s. We also offer the extra incentive of one free ticket if your booking is for 20 people or more.
If you would like to bring a party to our Open Gardens event, we do ask you to register that interest as soon as possible using the form available here as we have a limited number of coach parking spaces each day.

If you'd like to know more, please Contact Us

Thank you!

If you were one of our garden owners, helpers or supporters in 2016 - thank you for helping to make it such a successful weekend. If you were one of our 850 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!

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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Winner of the 2016 Photographic Competition; picture by Mark Alington

Runner-up: International visitors by Jeremy King

Pictures by Jo Brown

Phlomis; David Hunter

Warm thatch in the sunshine

Busy Plant Stalls

Calm reflections

Roses and Thatch

Mellow stone in St Barbara's Churchyard

Photos by David Hunter, Isabel Brown Jeremy King and Jo Brown

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