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Woodgreen wonderboy

This thread is intended to be the go-to place to find out about where and when your local plant sales, flower shows or open-garden events etc. are being held near you soon. It's where local gardening societies, groups and individuals can advertise their events and give you the essential details so that you can have a good day out, support charities and eat cake!, lots of cake

The next post will be mine advertising the open-gardens day in Woodgreen, where I live... just to get things going. I very much hope other societies and enthusiasts will follow suit so that they can reach a wider audience and the rest of us can appreciate their efforts  and support good causes.

Woodgreen wonderboy

Fourteen gardens in the village of Woodgreen in The New Forest are opening to the public on 16th June, from 10 am to 5 pm, in aid of The Village Halls of Hale and Woodgreen, The Hants and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and the Colostomy Association. Tickets cost £6 ( children under 14 free), and are available at any of the gardens on the trail. Gardens will be signposted and your ticket is also your map.

Woodgreen is in the New Forest just off the A338 between Salisbury and Ringwood. Key in SP6 2AJ into your satnav and you will find the village hall in the village centre. The Hall is where you can find refreshments and loos etc. and most important is the home of the famous wall murals , painted in the early 1930s and depicting village life and the actual villagers of the day.The BBC once made a TV programme about them and they are worth the visit in themselves. There is also the local hostelry, The Horse and Groom nearby and wild ponies, deer and cattle mingle with the locals. Oh yes, and the gardens are good too.



...tomorrow, Sunday 2nd June, last day of the Cambridgeshire Garden Show, near Godmanchester, Huntingdon...£6.50 at the gate, through Aztec Events...

...this is wonderful for plant lovers as you would expect, plenty of food too...


Thst's where I'm going salino. You didn't mention it's at Woodgreen.

Woodgreen animal trescue.

Salino goes without saying that I know you'll have a lovely time.. and I'm quite envious as I'm otherwise engaged this weekend - I would have gone too.... I loved it the only time I've been - bought loads...



I've never been before. Shall have to restict theamount I bring home, already overloaded. But when did that stop me 


..there's always room for another one.... well, there isn't ... but you are probably like me, as in... ''I must have that plant!!''....   enjoy your day,  nice weather for you I hope...

I will be coming woodgreen wonderboy to look at your garden and will be having the cake as well

what a lot of gardens in one area open to look around

Woodgreen wonderboy

I am number 2 on the list, please search me out, just a few minutes walk from the village hall... by the way it's now 15 gardens

Highland Jeannie

I'd love to go - gardens, cake & a celebrity (Woodgreenwonderboy), what more could you want?? Well for me, maybe 600 miles closer would help!!

Anyway I hope that everyone from here who goes has a lovely time, the sun shines & Ww raises lots of money for charity.

Ww, I hope that you manage to get everything done in your garden that you need to, before The Big Day, & may all your weeds be little ones!

Presumably Ggirl will be reporting in after the event to let us know what the cake was like. Oh, and the gardens too.

me too. would love to support you and your village woody.


you are obviously very proud of your village

bit too far for me in the far south west garden girl but doesnt Woody's enthusiasm lift everyone?


Keep Sunday 23rd June free!

Guilden Morden, South Cambridgeshire is opening 12 gardens to the public from 1pm to 5pm. It's the first time we've done so for years. There's everything from a latge market garden (source of most Christmas trees in the village) to a courtyard based on a Geoff Hamilton design, semi urban and large cottage gardens. Two were designed by Chelssea gold award winners, the others by local enthusiasts!

The Congregational Church has mobilised all its members to provide on tea

We're really easy to access, 15 mins from the A1. Find us by typing this postcode into your SatNav SG8 0JD.

Horsell (Woking, Surrey) is having it's annual Garden Safari this weekend.  

There are 26 gardens to view this year, 8 of them new.

The local museum called the Lightbox has a Gertrude Jekyll exhibition.

If you don't know Horsell then I can assure you that the edge of the village (where Lightbox is located) is within 10/15 minute walking distance of Woking station.

Cost is £7 which allows access to all gardens over both days.

More details here....



Woodgreen & all who are having open days etc. for charity, good luck and I hope your hard work pays off.


I'm going to Haconby open gardens, S. Lincolnshire, on Saturday and if not worn out by that I shall go to Castor House, N. Cambridgshire in the evening. Wine will be served there.


Thrumpton Flower & Garden Festival on 29th & 30th June in Nottinghamshire (NG11 0AW for your Sat Nav). 1pm - 5pm. £3 entry, U16s are free.

On the Saturday there will be stalls and children's maypole dancing.  Tea and cake, plus bar on both days (and believe me when I tell you the local village ladies' cake is amazing!)

I'm opening my garden for the first time ever, and am working my bottom off trying to get it ready .  Some of the gardens opened for the NGS until last year, and one of those will be selling plants that she expertly propagates herself.  All proceeds go to the upkeep of the beautiful village church.