Ashton under Hill Open Gardens
Cotswold gardens nestling in the shadow of Bredon Hill
8 and 9 June 2013
1.00 to 6.00pm
One of the many attractive gardens you'll be able to see in our 2013 event. Picture by Jo Brown
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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
2012 was the 35th 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.
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Open Gardens 8 and 9 June 2013
Our next Open Gardens event here in Ashton under Hill is almost upon us, so if you'd like to know more please don't hesitate to Contact Us.
Latest news: We've now confirmed 22 varied and interesting gardens for you to enjoy, two of them open for the very first time. There's also our usual lively mix of exhibitions, displays, cream teas, craft sales and our renowned Plantsman's Market to look forward to - all in this delightful Worcestershire village nestling at the foot of Bredon Hill.
Our event this year has the theme of 'Glorious Gardens' and St Barbara's Church will be hosting an exhibition of paintings, photography, crafts, children's miniature gardens and sumptuous floral displays.
Isaac Newton in Ashton!
The keen gardeners at Bredon Hill Middle School, after weeding and preparing the soil, have started sowing spinach, beetroot and salad seeds in their vegetable beds and have a variety of flower seedlings sprouting in the conservatory. They have planted interesting additions to this year's garden, including an apricot tree, kiwi bush and miniature pear tree. Don't miss seeing their garden at the northern end of the village (a stop on the shuttle bus route).
Free Parking and Admission
Don't forget that all coach and car parking for this event is free, and there is a complimentary minibus shuttle around the village.
Admission is just £5 for adults and this allows entry to all the gardens and other attractions. Children under 16 may visit free of charge, and there will be complimentary illustrated programmes to help guide you around the gardens.
We update this website regularly, so come back again soon for more news of our 2013 event. Please Contact Us if you have a question or would like to be added to our mailing list for occasional newsletters.
20% Discount for Groups Booked by 31 May
If you'd like to bring a group of 10 or more to the event, you can benefit from a 20% discount on the entry fee and priority parking for your coach or minibus provided you book by Friday 31 May 2013. We also offer an extra incentive on Sunday 9 June of one free ticket if your party is composed of 20 or more. You can download a Group Booking Request here or please Contact Us for more information.
When you need to rest and relax there are a number of venues for lunch or tea. Our refreshment marquee will be serving ploughman's lunches from 12.00 to 2.00pm, but pre-booking is desirable as there are limited spaces available. Cream teas with complimentary bubbles will be available in the marquee from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
Teas will be served in the village Hall by members of Ashton WI, and also in the Free Church hall at the north end of the village. Ice creams will also be available in one of the gardens.
Our excellent village pub, The Star Inn, will be serving meals from 12.00 each day, and you can eat in the garden if you wish.
This website is regularly updated so please come back regularly for news of this year's event, or Contact Us to be added to our mailing list (postal or email addresses are never shared with any other person or organisation)
If you have any feedback or if there's anything you'd particularly like to know about next year's Ashton Open Gardens please Contact Us
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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Guardian of the Middle School's plot
Roses and Thatch
Flowers in the sunshine
Mellow stone in St Barbara's Churchyard
Photos by David Hunter, Isabel Brown and
Jo Brown unless otherwise stated