Open Gardens

This year’s Open Gardens and Studios is on Sunday June 17th 2018 between 1-6pm

This wonderful biennial local neighbourhood event gives you the chance to get out from behind your computer screens and wander round the neighbourhood, meet friends and view gardens and artwork. This year we are showcasing seven new gardens and artists.

Tickets and programmes are available from the flower shop at Queen’s Park tube station, Worldly, Wicked and Wise and Queen’s Park Flowers in Salusbury Road and from Scarlet & Violet in Chamberlayne Road and also from our stall at the Farmers Market in the weeks before the event. On the day itself, tickets and programmes will also be available at the Reception Garden, 155 Chevening Road.

Tickets bought in advance cost £5 for adults, £3 for concessions and £1 for children aged 5-16 (under 5s are free). Tickets bought on the day itself go up to £6 for adults, £3.50 for concessions and £2 for children aged 5-16.

As well as entrance to all the gardens and studios, the ticket price includes a full colour guide to the day and a much-needed cup of tea and slice of home-made cake in the lovely Tea Garden, where people can rest their feet and listen to live music from local players and singers. As well as in the tea garden, there will be music in the park all afternoon.

There will be children’s activities in the park.  Sharon Essor will be there with bees, Judith Rose with caterpillars and the park learning officer will have a new children’s activity for the day. Children will also be able to make their own bees from alder cones and yellow wool.

A big thank you to Mother Christine and St Anne’s Church for providing exhibition space for four of our artists and to Worldly Wicked & Wise for letting one of our artists exhibit there.  In 2016, ‘Some Ideas’, the creative concept studio on Lonsdale Road, were kind enough to offer their wonderful space for some of our artists – many thanks to them.

This year half of any surplus funds will be donated to the paediatric intensive care unit at St Mary’s Hospital and half will be used to contribute to the greening of the Queen’s Park area. Previous events have funded planting outside Queen’s Park tube station, at the police station, Queens Studios, St Eugene’s Court and Christmas lighting. 

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