Open Gardens

Whatstandwell Open Gardens & Arts Trail – Sunday 12th July 2020

This year we hope to have 7 or so locations open displaying gardens and local art.

Impact of the virus. Some gardens have decided not to take part due to the uncertainty over the current situation. Others remain on standby to open at short notice if the country is back to some degree of normality by 12th July. A final decision will be taken no later than the 14th June and posted on this page as well as the National Open Gardens Register.

To choose from, we have some traditional gardens, historic gardens, pot displays, veg patches, steep gardens, borders, shrubberies, wildlife gardens and plant sales. The selection varies from year to year.

But as well as the gardens there will be an Art Trail with sculpture, painting, textiles as well as, usually, some musical entertainment. In the past we have been entertained by Crich Carr Community Choir and a ukulele ensemble.

We also hope to be serving cream teas and refreshments at points along the route, but there is always the Family Tree at the bottom of the village who provide delicious meals, snacks and refreshments.

All proceeds will be donated to one or more local charities. Entrance passes are £4 this year and can be obtained directly from any of the gardens on the day. Hope to see you there!