Olney Open Gardens

This event is resting for 2017
Sorry, but Olney 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 14 gardens opened Olney, north of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sunday 3rd July 2016
12.00noon to 5.00pm

Olney is an attractive market town with many interesting listed buildings within its conservation area. There will be a varied selection of gardens open along with the gardens of St Joseph's Convent, the community allotments, and the historic gardens of The Cowper and Newton Museum. The flower garden of the museum contains mainly plants which were in this country prior to 1800, the year of Cowper's death. There will also be an opportunity to see the summerhouse where the poet did his writing, and the Victorian vegetable garden.

The town gardens will be enhanced by a Capella singing group, an artist, lace makers, and a gardening expert on hand to answer queries.

Homemade cakes and refreshments will be available in the museum courtyard. A raffle, with mainly horticultural prizes, will also take place.

Proceeds to The Kitchener Centre and The Friends of Cobbs Garden Surgery.

Plant sales:  Plants will be for sale - various locations.

Cost:  5.00 adults, accompanied under 16s free.

How to get event passports:  In advance: from The Cowper and Musuem shop and from CT Wilson and Son, High Street, Olney. On the day: from 10 West Street, Moores Hill, The Cowper and Newton Museum, and 'Claremont', 89 Moores Hill.

Contact the organisers:  Phone: 01234 711 503 or 01234 711 604  Email:

Directions:  Olney is on the A509 equal distance from Northampton, Bedford and Milton Keynes.

Location:  Buckinghamshire  Use Sat Nav Postcode: MK46 5DY (please verify before travelling)

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