Our last Open Gardens and Studios Day was on Sunday, 19th June 2016. The date of the next event will be announced in early 2018
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. We showcased several new gardens and artists’ work in 2016.
Tickets and programmes were sold from 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 were 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 included 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 rested their feet and listened to live music from local players and singers. Tickets were not on sale at the Tea Garden.
We use any surplus funds are 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.