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Open Gardens

The Red Cross Open Gardens programme is back in full bloom for 2015, and after the success of last year looks set to be a wonderful series of events.  Open Gardens allows keen gardeners to share their passion with members of the public whilst helping people in crisis, and of course a cup of tea and a slice of cake don’t go amiss either!

The Open gardens calendar kicks off in February with a Snowdrop Morning. Then from March until September, garden gates will be opening up and down the country to welcome visitors to their little slices of paradise.

There will be an incredible variety of gardens open throughout the season, including a few never before open to the public. Featuring stately homes with preened shrubbery to small back gardens inspired by tropical climes, and even whole villages! There really will be something for everyone and visitors can also expect refreshments from cream teas to light lunches, plant sales, and even a treasure trail or raffle.

We can’t wait for spring to really begin and for the hard work to really get underway!

Please see the 2015 Open Garden areas for where to find them this year.

2015 Ambassador

Tamsin Westhorpe holding flowers

Do you have a garden you'd like to share with the public? Raise money for the British Red Cross by opening your garden for the Open Gardens scheme.

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Volunteer at Open Gardens

Victoria Watts walks over a bridge in an open garden

We're in need of volunteer garden co-ordinators, and additional volunteers to help on the day.

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Our top gardens

A great day out to enjoy the stunning grounds of the Whitfield Estate

Come and join us as around 50 exhibitors, specialist growers and nurseries show off their most desirable plants of the new season.

Join us for a great day out for gardeners and shoppers alike.

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