Explore rural life at gardens event


BLOOMING marvellous gardens are set to delight visitors and raise funds.

Green-fingered talents and efforts will be in the spotlight on Sunday when the Slindon Open Gardens event opens to the public.

But it is not all about the great outdoors as the event also raises funds for the upkeep of the village’s 900-year-old church St Mary’s and the national charity Action Medical Research for children.

Local chairman of Action Medical Research and Slindon resident, Mary Moor said: “Do come and visit the beautifully preserved Downland village of Slindon and take up our invitation to enjoy many lovely gardens from behind the flint walls and yew hedges. With plenty of history to explore in the village and many colourful herbaceous borders, lavender beds and roses to admire in the month of June, it is a great afternoon to wander round and experience a snapshot of a traditional rural setting.”

Visitors will have from 2pm until 6pm to take in the many beautiful green spaces.

There are three tea gardens open this year plus a plant stall. One ticket gives access to more than 20 gardens including some which regularly open for the NGS.

Tickets cost £5 for adults with under 16s going free.

There is free parking at the village hall and Gaston Farm.