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Open Gardens

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Compton Dando Open Gardens – and more

A chance to satisfy one’s inquisitive side on Sunday June 16th!

Visitors can find out what people get up to in their private gardens – by visiting the gardens of the villagers in the centre of Compton Dando.  For those who have a garden themselves, this is an opportunity to gain ideas as to new plants, new planting arrangements, or see what not to do, maybe.

The gardens in the centre of Compton Dando, a village on the river Chew, a few miles south of Keynsham, include larger more formal designs, a flower farm, and small courtyard gardens.  These can be viewed in the afternoon (2-6 pm) with a single entry charge of £5 per person, payable on entry to the first garden chosen.  Accompanied under 14s are free. There will be free parking in the field at the top of Court Hill, just beyond the junction of Cockers Hill and Rankers Lane, and opposite the garden of Court Hill House.

Further attractions on the day include teas for sale in the Church, where there will also be an Art display.  In the Parish Hall, there will be items for sale including plants, flower arrangement accessories, cards by a local artist, and locally produced apple juice. If the weather is fine, there will be a display of classic cars on the Green (between the river and the pub).

For youngsters there will be a couple of extra activities as they go around the village and gardens: they will have the option of filling in a sheet with specific things spotted as they go around, and/or create a ‘journey stick’ where they attach loose items they pick up, to remind them where they’ve been on their journey through Compton Dando.

Please visit www.compton-dando.org or phone Sarah Wilson on 07836 201611 for more information.  On the day, properties with open gardens will be identified by balloons at their gates, and maps will be available from the garden sites.


June 16
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Sarah Wilson