Whittington Open Gardens
Whittington, south-east of Lichfield
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017
11.00am to 4.00pm
This is a fabulous opportunity for garden enthusiasts to see some of the beautiful gardens in this Staffordshire parish, with gardens scattered around this lovely village. Most are within easy walking distance. You can hop onto our free minibus to reach the outlying gardens. From large to small, every garden has a beauty and character all its own.
Several of the featured gardens have won Bee Friendly Garden awards, so there will be lots of inspiration to be found if you wish to attract wildlife.
There is also the recently established community orchard to explore, which contains a host of rare and regional heritage fruit trees, a wildflower meadow and a bee-friendly garden designed by local Brownies.
Woodhouse Community Farm has an amazing ancient walled garden for visitors to discover and sample the lovely produce.
There will be craft stalls in some gardens, some will have live music too, plus a flower festival in St Giles Church, and art exhibition by Lichfield Society of Artists.
Refreshments will be served all day in Thomas Spencer Hall - morning coffee and cake, lunches, afternoon teas.
All proceeds will be shared between village environmental projects and St. Giles Church.
Plant sales: Plant sales at Thomas Spencer Hall and in several gardens.
Cost: £5.00 per adult, accompanied under 16s free.
How to get event passports: Buy event passports from Thomas Spencer Hall - 50 yards from car park.
Number of gardens: Approximately 15 gardens will be open, but the total may vary from day to day - please contact the organisers if you need exact numbers.
Contact the organisers: Email:
Location: Staffordshire Use Sat Nav Postcode: WS14 9NL (please verify before travelling)
Please ... tell the organisers that you found them on the Open Gardens National Directory.
and ... give them a gentle nudge to make a small donation to our 2017 running costs.