Open gardens in Clophill

Take a stroll around beautiful village gardens in Mid Beds this weekend.


Clophill Open Gardens takes place on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 222.

The biennial event in its 40th year gives the public the opportunity to enjoy viewing the results of the hard work of a selection of village residents.

A record number of gardens are being opened this year, ranging from a small front garden to much larger mature gardens. Each one has its own particular features and charm.

You can call in at St Mary’s Church where tea, coffee, rolls and home-made cakes will be served. In the churchyard there will be a sale of plants to enhance your own garden.

There will also be a special First World War exhibition inside the church displaying photographs and memorabilia of the men from Clophill.

Programmes are for sale at the Village Green, the Methodist Church, the Church Gate and the Village Hall. Entry is £5 for adults; accompanied children are free. One payment entitles you to visit on both days.

Several of the gardens enjoy wheelchair access and this is clearly marked on the programme.

There will also be a free treasure hunt for accompanied children.