Chawton Open Gardens

Please note
This event ran in 2017 but we don't yet have this year's details. When we get them, we'll add them, but in the meantime we include below event information from last year to remind you about the event.

 approx 11 gardens opened Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017
1.00pm to 5.00pm

Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen in her beloved Hampshire Home. Enjoy a special afternoon exploring the gardens of Chawton House Library and Jane Austen's House Museum as well as other charming gardens.

Find the scarecrows around Chawton by following the scarecrow trail during the Open Gardens - you can even vote for your favourite scarecrow in the People's Choice¯ category.

Horse and carriage rides, plant stalls, tea and cakes and an arts and crafts exhibition.

Profits to go to village projects.

Plant sales:  Plant sales in the middle of the village

Cost:  £5.00 adults, accompanied children free. £1.00 scarecrow trail sheet.

How to get event passports:  Tickets available at the car parks, Chawton House and some of the private gardens including 1 Pond Cottages which is opposite Jane Austen's House Museum.

Contact the organisers:  Phone: 07813 692 035  Email:

Directions:  At the junction of the A31 & A32

Location:  Hampshire.  Use Sat Nav postcode: GU34 1SJ (please verify before travelling)

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