Wivenhoe Open Gardens

 approx 24 gardens open Wivenhoe, near Colchester, Essex
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May 2018
11.00am to 5.00pm

Wivenhoe Open Gardens is a popular summer event in this village-like town, set on the River Colne in north-east Essex.

Gardens large and small will be open, demonstrating the range of terrain from woodland to waterside, and the ingenuity of the gardeners. Several new gardens are opening this year.

Teas, other refreshments, and displays of arts and crafts can be enjoyed in some of the gardens; there will be a cake and produce stall, and the church will be open for teas too, with books and puzzles for sale on both days.

This is one of the early Open Gardens weekends, so start your summer in Wivenhoe!

Proceeds are shared between St Mary's Church and local causes chosen each year by The Wivenhoe Society.

Plant sales:  At some of the gardens.

Cost:  5.00 for the weekend (includes programme), accompanied children free.

How to get event passports:  Tickets available from 4 shops in Wivenhoe (see local posters) from early in May, and at the Open Weekend itself, or contact below.

Number of gardens:  Approximately 24 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: Jeannie Coverley 01206 823 625 or Pat Smith 01206 825 622  Email:

Location:  Essex.  Use Sat Nav postcode: CO7 9BJ (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 2018 running costs.