Harlaston Open Gardens
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.
Number of gardens: Approximately 7 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: 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.
and ... thank them for making a donation this year to help with our running costs.