Montacute Open Gardens
This event is resting for 2017
Sorry, but Montacute Open Gardens isn't running this year. We'll keep you posted about next year's event details when they are known, but in the meantime we include below details from a previous year to remind you about the event
Montacute, near Yeovil, Somerset
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July 2016
11.00am to 5.00pm
The beautiful historic village of Montacute, famous for its wonderful Elizabethan National Trust House opens its doors with a rare glimpse of cottage and country gardens open to the public.
Our gardens are all completely different in size and content. Some garden owners will offer demonstrations, refreshments, tell stories about the development of our lovely village gardens, famous Hollywood blockbusters filmed here and history of the village.
The Village Hall welcomes you for locally sourced food including a generous Somerset Ploughmans, homemade cordials, cream teas, homemade cakes, Fairtrade and specialist teas served in vintage teapots overlooking the wonderful National Trust Orchards and House Grounds.
This year we hosted the filming of the new BBC Drama Wolf Hall and Channel 4's Hidden Villages with Penelope Keith. Other gardens of Montacute are famous in Hollywood as films including Sense and Sensibility, and Johnny Depp's The Libertine which were all were filmed here.
This year will also be the first ever public viewing of the newly restored Dovecot built originally in 1750 with rare double nesting.
All proceeds go to the Village Hall Restoration Funds.
Cost: £6.00 for both days, children are free.
How to get event passports: Tickets and maps can be obtained on the day at Abbey Farm and the Village Hall.
Contact the organisers: Phone: 01935 823 572 Email:
Directions: Montacute village is just off the 303. Abbey Farm (parking and tickets) is just up from the Kings Arms Restaurant and St Catherine's Church. The Village Hall is situated in the centre of the village in Wash Lane with disabled parking and accessible facilities. Please follow directional signs found once entering the village.
Location: Somerset Use Sat Nav Postcode: TA15 6UX (please verify before travelling)
Please ... tell the organisers that you found them on the Open Gardens National Directory.