Bradninch Musical Gardens

 approx 20 gardens open Bradninch, near Exeter, Devon
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017
12.00noon to 5.00pm

Imagine wandering through a pretty garden admiring the planting, when you hear the gentle strains of live music on the summer air. This is the pleasure that awaits visitors when the village opens its gardens ranging from stately homes to historic cottages. Wandering musicians will entertain visitors with all types of music from classical to jazz.

We are working hard to make it the magical community event it once was. With have a good range of gardens open, we can offer the broadest variety of gardens be they large or small, vegetable or colourful, from potagers to just pots. With the right mix the weekend can be a wonderful time for families, the young and not so young and for the gardeneers.

Teas and refreshments will be available at many of the gardens and many strolling minstrels, balladeers and the odd choir thrown in, and classic cars.

What more can be said of having a cake in one hand, a cup of tea or pimms in the other, with the sound of music wafting over sunlight gardens amongst friends?

Some gardens are not suitable for dogs - guide dogs welcome throughout.

The event raises funds for the Bradninch Music Festival and other local causes.

Plant sales:  Plant sale at the Guildhall.

Cost:  £7.00 per adult will buy you the guide to the gardens and the events planned for the weekend.

How to get event passports:  Buy tickets from the local Spar shop or the Guildhall on the day.

Number of gardens:  Approximately 20 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: 01392 881 566  Email:

Directions:  From the north, leave the M5 at junction 28, turn right for Cullompton. Proceed to traffic lights at T junction then turn left into Cullompton high street. Drive through the town until you reach a roundabout. Take the second exit (straight over) to Bradninch.

Follow the road into Bradninch, drive up the main street for approximately 200 yards. The Guildhall is at the top on the left hand side and the Spar shop is opposite.

From the south, take the B3181 Exeter to Cullompton road. After driving through Beare, you will see the turning for Hele on the left (look for Faganís Antiques). Turn there and follow the road into Bradninch.

At the T junction opposite the White Lion, turn right. The Guildhall is at the top of the hill on the right hand side.

Location:  Devon  Use Sat Nav Postcode: EX5 4NN (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.