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This year’s Sunbury Open Gardens event is on Sunday 28th May 2017

Welcome to Sunbury Open Gardens. Held once a year the event allows Sunbury’s keen gardeners to share their passion and generate vital funds for various charities. This year they’re supporting Parkinson’s and Homelink Day Relief Centre.

Everyone is invited to come along and have a nosey around the gardens. There will be coffee, tea and cakes, a raffle, plant and book sales, ploughman’s lunch* and free activities on offer.

The gardens will be open from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 28th May 2017.

Tickets are £4 in advance, £5 on the day, children free.

Tickets are available from The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, The Walled Garden, Thames Street (opposite The Magpie pub), Sunbury on Thames, and Van Wonderen Flowers, The Avenue Parade, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5HS.

With Sunday 28th May fast approaching Sunbury is looking forward to a bumper day of celebrations including the following:

  • Coffee, tea, cakes, cooling drinks, BBQ
  • Raffle, plant and book sales
  • Ploughman’s lunches* (pre-booked and prepaid by Wednesday 24th May)
  • Spelthorne Gymnastics will perform at Monksbridge at 12noon, 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Ferry from King’s Lawn to Monksbridge on the ‘Impossible Dream’, the Spelthorne community boat.

*Ploughman’s lunches need to be pre-booked and prepaid by Wednesday 24th May. The cost is £6.00 per person. Please make cheques payable to St Mary’s Church, stating whether you would like cheese or ham and send to The Parish Office, Green Street, Sunbury, TW16 6RN.

Lunches are served between 12-2pm in the parish hall. You may need to wait a few minutes to be seated.

Please book early to avoid disappointment as we have a limited number and the lunches are very popular.

Any queries please call 01932 786675.

Each year new gardens are introduced into the scheme, and old ones revisited, to offer visitors the opportunity to see what lies behind those hedges and walls. Historic sites abound and hundreds of people have seen Saxon burial mounds, ice houses, old wells, Second World War air raid shelters and much more.  Gardens have varied from the pocket sized urban garden to the large walled garden with ancient trees.  Each is individual and, hopefully, provides the germ of an idea to be taken and used elsewhere.  The organisers are eternally grateful to the volunteers who preen their gardens before the event, and then spend long hours talking to the interested visitor.

So come along and enjoy the gardens.  Not only will you be supporting worthy causes and enjoying others gardens, but you may also go away with that germ of an idea for your own garden.