Bradninch Musical Gardens

 approx 16 gardens open Bradninch, near Exeter, Devon
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2018
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.

This year we again have the wonderful Bradninch Choir and a Brass band on the Sunday, and in the evening there is a concert with Trio Exe and friends playing the Trout Quintet and more from 6.00pm, with reduced ticket cost for Garden Tickets holders.

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 (or 2 for 12.00) 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 16 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. As the Hele Road is closed you will need to drive to the Padbrook roundabaout at Cullompton and come into town via Cullompton Hill. At the T junction opposite the White Lion, turn right. The Guildhall is at the top of the hill on the right hand side.

With the closure of the bridge at Hele there is a shuttle bus running between Bradninch and Cullompton, so we are open for buisiness.

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 2018 running costs.