Ashton under Hill Open Gardens
Cotswold gardens nestling at the foot of Bredon Hill
Our next event:
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018
from 1.00pm to 6.00pm each day
The winning picture in our photo competition, by Mrs C Pritchard
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
New Steve Gledhill, the photographer who exhibited a selection of his stunning photos at our 2017 event, has recently completed production of a hardback book of his photographs on Bredon Hill. You can see more details here.
Back on Track Chiropractic
Anthony Halling Garden Machinery
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Photographic Competition Results
With almost 40 entries in our annual Phototographic Competition the members of the Organising Committee had a difficult task on their hands choosing a winner and two runners-up. However they selected the image above, taken in garden number 13 by one of our visitors Mrs C Pritchard, as the overall winner. She receives a £25 garden gift voucher, two free entries for next year's event and two free cream teas. Highly commended as runners-up were 'Red Poppy' by Sara Bankes and 'Old Tools' by Rosemarie Finch (see opposite right). You can see more of the very high quality entries to the competition by clicking here.
Successful fund-raising with over 1000 Visitors
Our 40th Anniversary Open Gardens weekend was a great success, with over 1000 visitors to our village gardens. If you were one of our guests, thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.
Thank you too, of course, to all of our garden owners without whom there would be no Open Gardens, also to our stallholders, exhibitors and advertisers, and to all of our helpers throughout the year and on the day.
After all costs had been deducted, we were able to distribute the sum of £8,500 between the village community centre, St Barbara's Church, our two local schools, WI and Ashton Guides. This is the highest sum raised for several years and is a tribute to all the hard work which goes into the weekend. You can see some pictures of the gardens in the 2017 event here.
Prize draw winner
The prize draw winner, taken from all of the feedback questionnaires which were submitted over the weekend, was Mrs Carole Webb from Worcester. Carole receives a £25 Garden Gift Voucher.
Our next Open Gardens Weekend will be on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018.
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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Found after this year's Ashton Open Gardens: a set of keys; a small blue necklace. If either of these could be yours, please contact us via this website
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
Roses and Thatch
Mellow stone in St Barbara's Churchyard