An amazing array of Grayshott Gardens – open for all!
Nestled in the Surrey/Hampshire hills, Grayshott is an award-winning village famous for being ‘the village that has everything’. Situated in an area of outstanding beauty, surrounded by National Trust forest and health land, many of Grayshott’s gardens enjoy stunning views of the undulating countryside and benefit from the acidic, sandy soil.
At our Hidden Gardens of Grayshott event on Sunday 28th and Bank Holiday Monday 29th May you can explore the village and be inspired! Over two days you’ll discover a wide range of gardens from the courtyard to the stately, formal to cottage, contemporary to woodland and the intimate to the ambitious, many of which have been sold by WPR Estate Agents over the years.
There is a thriving allotment community with two sites in the village, producing an array of home-grown fruit and veg. Along with other local community gardening projects the village has benefited from planting throughout, courtesy of the money raised at previous events. Look out for the signage dotted around the village to see where some of the money has gone. And don’t forget that several gardens will be selling plants so you can create your own Hidden Garden when you get home!
Family friendly activities
We are keen to involve all the community and the event always provides an element of surprise! Meet our reserved firefighters at the village fire station, feel the heat at the forge with local swordsmith, Rod Hughes, find the queen honeybee with master beekeeper, Brad Davis, or learn your warp from your weft with traditional weaving at Rose Glen’s workshop. Our village heritage group have 1,000,000 years of local history to share and expert gardeners will be on hand with tips on how to get the best from your plot.
Our junior visitors can join in the garden games at the Scout Hut, plant seeds at the School or search for Sirrel the Squirrel’s acorns and be rewarded with a take home prize from Surrey Oaks Wealth and Financial Planning.
Keep your energy up!
With over 40 venues taking part you may want to rest awhile and take lunch at the Social Club in Hill Road or the Fox and Pelican pub, or be tempted by the fayre at either the historic Grayshott Pottery or Applegarth our local farm shop/restaurant. Our army of volunteer bakers will be offering home-made afternoon teas at a selection of our open gardens including Huntington House Lodge, set in 32 acres of natural woodland with wonderful views over Grayshott and beyond to Butser Hill.
In the heart of Grayshott
With a thriving commercial heart our local shops get into the spirit and decorate their shop windows with gardening themed displays and the beautiful St Luke’s Church will be filled with perfume from the floral displays on the theme of ‘Reflection’.
The Hidden Gardens of Grayshott Box Office will be central on the Millennium Green for the two days of the event and entry can also be purchased in advance from Saturday 29th April either online at www.hiddengardensofgrayshott.co.uk or in person, by cash only, from Grayshott Post Office in Crossways Rd and Pins and Needles in Headley Rd.
Entry is £7.50 per adult, valid for both days, with under 16’s FREE, and includes wristbands and a FREE colour garden guide programme.
The village is blessed with free parking throughout detailed in the ‘Garden Guide’ programme along with toilet facilities, picnic areas, an accessible route and a ‘paw friendly’ trail.
Finally, none of this would be achievable without our family of sponsors – Huntington and Langham Estate, Grayshott Pottery, Surrey Oaks Wealth and Financial Planning and WPR Estate Agents who actively support us, so a big thank you!
Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, looking for something to entertain the family or just somewhere to enjoy an afternoon tea, Hidden Gardens of Grayshott has something for everyone.