Headley Open Gardens
Headley, Northeast Hampshire
Saturday 3rd Sunday 4th June 2017
11.000 am to 5.00pm
The gardens range from old, established ones such as The Old Rectory with a walled garden and old roses, and Weston House, an informal garden sweeping down to the Ar Valley, to more recent ones such as Denmead Cottage with steep terraces for flowers and vegetables, and Churchgate House with summer colour and a herbaceous border.
Headley is a village in northeast Hampshire, first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1066. The name Headley derives from the Old English Haedleah meaning 'heath clearing' and over the centuries has been found written in various ways as Hallege (Domesday Book), Hedlegh (13th C.) and Hedleigh (17th C.) amongst others.
At the heart of the parish is All Saints' Church. There has been a Church on the present site since the 12th century at least, possibly succeeding a Saxon Church of timber, but the nave and chancel were largely reconstructed in the late 1850s. On a grass triangle outside the Holly Bush Inn (mentioned by Cobbett in his Rural Rides) in the High Street stands a chestnut tree which was planted in 1891 on the site of the old stocks.
Lunches and teas available on both days.
Proceeds to British Red Cross and Headley All Saints Parish Church.
Plant sales: Plant sales at one or two gardens.
Cost: Adults £7.50 covers both days, accompanied children under 12 free.
How to get event passports: Tickets will be available at the Church Centre in the High Street on each day.
Number of gardens: Approximately 16 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: 01428 714 073 Email:
Directions: Plenty of free parking at the Church Centre in the High Street.
Location: Hampshire Use Sat Nav Postcode: GU35 8PW (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.