Ashton under Hill Open Gardens
Our 2014 Open Gardens Event
|Sunshine both days, despite the weather forecast!|
Despite a dire weather forecast for the weekend, and some very heavy rain on the Saturday morning, visitors to Ashton Open Gardens enjoyed warm sunshine again this year, with only a brief shower on Sunday afternoon to encourage people to visit the refreshment venues.
This year our visitors came from far and wide: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, South Korea, The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. They joined our fathful local visitors as well as those who came from further afield in the UK, some by coach from Aldershot, Bristol, Swindon and Worcester. If you were one of the almost 1000 guests who came to our 37th Open Gardens event, thank you for your support - it is much appreciated.
We met some lovely, friendly people, who told us they appreciated the warmth of the welcome they received in Ashton and the wide variety of gardens on display - from small, cottage plots to larger landscaped gardens.
Huge thanks are due to the many people who make this successful annual event possible: our garden owners, our catering team, our stewards and all the many helpers on the day. Without them, Ashton Open Gardens simply wouldn't happen.
Some feedback from visitors to our 2014 event
" As wonderful and as spectacular as ever!"
"Everyone on our coach seemed delighted with the gardens, the hospitality and the warm welcome."
" We had a lovely day; very well organised, lovely people who opened their gardens."
"You do have a nice village with very caring people. We will come next year for the two days"
"The gardens were magnificent and the owners very friendly and informative about plants and village life.
"So nice to see such a varied collection of sizes and designs"
"Gardens well signed, plenty of parking, refreshments good, lots of quality plants to buy"
"As a repeat visitor I enjoyed it, and the children did too"
"Marvellous selction of gardens and a lovely bus service for tired tourists!"
Photographs by Jo Brown, Isabel Brown and Jeremy King