Lillingstone Lovell 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 20 gardens opened Lillingstone Lovell, Buckingham
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017
12.00noon to 6.00pm

As part of our 20th Anniversary event, a record number of gardens will be open for you to discover, including two celebrated NGS gardens.

The centre of this small north Buckinghamshire village is a beautiful conservation area. The focal point being the 13th Century church, which will be decorated with flower displays, where bell ringing and organ music will add to the atmosphere. On Sunday afternoon you will also be able to enjoy the sounds of Bradwell Silver Band.

Paintings will be displayed in the picture framing and conservation studio in the delightful cottage gardens of 9 Brookside and Little Thatch. Also in this garden you will find Nicholas Packham - artist blacksmith - who will have fired up his forge and will be demonstrating his art and exhibiting his creations.

Snack lunches, homemade vegetarian soup and refreshments will be served from midday in the Village Hall. Our famous afternoon cream teas will be served with delicious home-baked scones, cakes and strawberry flans - including gluten-free options.

For the very first time, we have invited the proud owners of Classic Cars to bring them along to create a static display of nostalgia, for everyone to admire these feats of design, style and engineering.

Look out for the bee keeping exhibition, art in the barn, second-hand books and craft stalls. For the children who may be strolling with you, we have devised another special Treasure Hunt with rewards.

Lillingstone Lovell is a dog-friendly village and well-behaved dogs on leads are most welcome.

Proceeds to support our 13th Century church and village hall.

Plant sales:  Some gardeners will have home grown plants for sale and we have again invited Dave Snapes, who has a passion for wildflowers and cottage garden perennials, who will be offering a wide selection of plants from his nursery of Blisworth Wild Flowers.

Cost:  5.50 per person - children under 16 free. With so much to see, it makes sense to come on Saturday - if you run out of time you can then use your ticket again on the Sunday.

How to get event passports:  Having parked your car (follow the signs), please go to the admissions table under a gazebo.

Contact the organisers:  Phone: 077 7575 7908  Email:

Directions:  We are situated off the A413 between Buckingham and Towcester. Drive 5 miles north of Buckingham on the A413 in the direction of Towcester. Fork right to the village of Lillingstone Lovell. Take care - very narrow roads.

Location:  Buckinghamshire.  Use Sat Nav postcode: MK18 5BD (please verify before travelling)

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