Cawthorne Open Gardens 2019

On Saturday and Sunday, the 22nd and 23rd June 2019, thousands of visitors will be flocking to the picturesque village of Cawthorne in South Yorkshire for the Open Gardens event. This very popular biennial attraction is being held for the twelfth time and 19 gardens, all in tip-top order, each with its own individual interest and character, will be open from 11 am to 5pm each day. Many are suitable for wheelchairs.Dogs are welcome.

There will be something for everybody, from gardeners young and old, new and experienced, to activities and competitions for children. Live music can be enjoyed in some gardens and much-welcomed quality home-made refreshments will be served at several locations around the village. In the gardens, visitors will find attractions as diverse as a model steam railway, an arboretum, streams, ponds and a show allotment.  

Ample free parking in the centre of the village will be well signposted and visitors are urged to use this facility to ensure the roads remain clear and access is quick and easy. A free minibus shuttle will run at regular intervals around the village, linking all the gardens and car park.

Entry to all gardens for the entire weekend is by wristband at £6 per person on the day, but at a bargain £5 in advance from any of the village shops. No charge for children. A 16 page full-colour map and guide to all the gardens is free. Wristbandswill be on saleat the event at all gardens, the main car park and the village green. Generous prizes, kindly donated by local companies, will be raffled – the draw being at 4pm on Sunday on the village green.

John Walker, of Cawthorne Parish Council, said “This is a wonderful event for the village as it involves so many parishioners, both old and new. There is a real buzz about the place over the weekend and we are proud to show off our beautiful village and its delightful gardens to such enthusiastic visitors. ”

Proceeds are in aid of much-needed repairs to All Saints Church, and the Exodus Children’s charity in Barnsley. Many organisations in the village involved in the event will also benefit.

14 February 2019


For more information contact:

Vivienne and Roger Perry                 01226 792067