Steeple Ashton Open Gardens
Steeple Ashton, East of Trowbridge
Sunday 4th June 2017
1.30pm to 6.00pm
One of Wiltshire's most attractive villages, Steeple Ashton, in the vale below the North-West escarpment of the Salisbury plain, is set to open its gardens again to the public in aid of its church preservation trust. The church, St Mary's, itself a gem of the late Perpendicular style from the end of the 15th century, has benefited since 1999 to the tune of over £35,000 from this bi-annual event. Prior to 1999, the beneficiary had been the Red Cross.
Gardens range from large ones of several acres (Ashton House and The Manor) to small courtyard gardens. "The neat as well as the grand, vegetable patches as well as flower beds are all featured, so there is something for everyone," said chief organiser, Gina Manning.
There will be a plant stall on the village green, cream teas, a children's competition and Pimms at the Longs Arms pub. The village's award-winning community-owned shop will also be operating extended opening hours for the day.
Proceeds to St. Mary's church.
Plant sales: Plant stall on the Village Green
Cost: £5.00, children free.
How to get event passports: Tickets on sale at either end of the village and at each individual gardens.
Contact the organisers: Phone: 01380 870 602 Email:
Directions: Off A350 nearest towns are Trowbridge or Melksham
Location: Wiltshire Use Sat Nav Postcode: BA14 6EP (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.