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Surrey villages reveal secrets for open gardens season

PUBLISHED: 19:42 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 19:42 13 June 2017

Surrey Open Gardens (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto/AndyRoland)

Surrey Open Gardens (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto/AndyRoland)

AndyRoland

We love that the village open gardens season gets into full swing in June, with private homes across Surrey opening their hidden havens to explore

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• The annual Peaslake Open Gardens, on Sunday June 11 from 12noon to 4.30pm, is a fantastic opportunity to see the lovely gardens tucked away in the Surrey Hills. Each year a different part of the village is showcased, with this year’s event surrounding Peaslake Free School. One note – wear comfortable walking shoes as gardens are spread out and access is on foot. Follow signs for parking and tickets will be £6, which includes all the gardens.

Frimley Green Village Open Gardens Day is also on Sunday June 11 from 2pm to 6pm, and there will be some new gardens open, as well as a flower arranging display in the Church on the Green. Tickets: £5

• This will be the 14th year of the Horsell Garden Safari, with a good range of some 27 gardens open, including eight new ones. Gardens will be open on Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18 from 11am to 5pm, with brightly-coloured balloons marking their location. Tickets are £7, which gives entry both days. Start your visit in Horsell High Street.

Kingswood Tadworth and Walton Horticultural Society present their fantastic open gardens even on Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18, 2pm to 6pm. Tickets: £6

Bookham will be opening a variety of village gardens on Sunday June 18, from 10am to 5pm, with delicious refreshments available in the Old Barn Hall. Tickets will be £6 on the day and £5 if you pay in advance. Take a look at their website for further details, bookhamopengardens.co.uk

• Visit private gardens in the picturesque village of Brockham, nestled at the bottom of the North Downs, on Saturday June 24, 12.30pm to 5pm. There will be BBQ, tea, coffee, cakes and craft stall in Christ Church Community Hall. Tickets: £7

Shere, one of the most picturesque villages in Surrey, nestling at the foot of the North Downs, holds its open day on Sunday June 25, from 2pm to 6pm, from courtyards and cottage gardens festooned in roses, to larger landscaped gardens. Homemade teas will be in the village hall and tickets cost £7.

• Some amazing gardens from large to small, all within walking distance of St Bartholomew’s Church and St. Christopher’s Church, open for Haslemere Open Gardens on Sunday June 25, 2pm to 5pm. Tickets: £7

• On Sunday July 9, from 3pm to 6pm, Woldingham Open Gardens has some beautiful gardens open, with tickets £7.

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