Harlaston Open Gardens

This event is resting for 2018
Sorry, but Harlaston 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

 approx 7 gardens opened Harlaston, Staffordshire
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
12.00noon to 6.00pm

Harlaston is a small ancient village on the edge of the Mease Valley three miles from the Memorial Arboretum. It is recorded in the Doomsday Book and the church tower dates back to the 14th century.

Gardens open to visit include one attached to a traditional dairy farm where there are conducted tours to see milking and feeding the calves.

For the family apart from farm tours there are garden games and an I-spy quiz. There are stalls selling homemade cakes, bric-a-brac, books DVDs, plants and a tombola.

For the more energetic there is also a circular Garden Walk, 2.5miles, through fields, gentle slopes with good views across the Tame and Mease valley and taking in two of the gardens - walking boots or trainers strongly recommended.

On Sunday (Fathers Day) there is a display of classic and vintage cars on the village green.

Refreshments are available at several locations - ploughman's lunches, teas and cakes, strawberries and ice cream. Well-behaved dogs on leads are allowed in the gardens.

The proceeds will used towards the upkeep of St Matthew's Church.

Plant sales:  Plant sales in various gardens.

Cost:  Adults 3.50, accompanied children free.

How to get event passports:  Entry tickets and programmes are available at the main car park, the church and any of the gardens.

Contact the organisers:  Phone: 01827 383 291  Email:

Directions:  Signposted off the A513, three miles south of the Alrewas junction of A38, five miles north of Tamworth.

Location:  Staffordshire.  Use Sat Nav postcode: B79 9HE (please verify before travelling)

Please ... tell the organisers that you found them on the Open Gardens National Directory.