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The gates are ready to fling wide…

Advance discounted ticket sales are now closed. On Saturday you can buy tickets at the Village Hall from 9am and on Sunday from 10.30am. A few highlights to look out for as you wander around the 28 open gardens in Gargrave: Cuddle a friendly hedgehog at garden N, while picking up some tips about hedgehog-friendly…

Passports on sale online and in shops

Exciting news: for the first time ever we are selling passports (tickets) to Gargrave Open Gardens online. Use this link. There’s no need to print out anything: simply give your name to the ticket desk at Gargrave Village Hall when you turn up and you can collect your pre-paid passports there. Passports for the 28…

Tickets on sale from tomorrow

Open Gardens passports are on sale from tomorrow afternoon at Twin Locks Garden Centre on the edge of Gargrave and Poppyfields Florists on Gargrave High Street. You save £2 per person by buying in advance, with the full ticket price being £8 if bought on the weekend of Open Gardens, which is 18-19 June. We…

One month to go!

In one month from yesterday Gargrave Open Gardens will be underway. We are delighted to have at least 24 gardens scheduled for opening, with a few more gardeners still contemplating whether or not to fling open their gates this year. Several are either newcomers to the event or have not opened for quite a few…

One week to go…

One week to go and a few more updates to share. Food and drink will now be available on both days, from 11.30 to 4.30, from St Andrew’s Church. Sandwiches at lunchtime, drinks and cakes the rest of the time. Advance tickets will remain on sale for £6 at Twinlocks Garden Centre and Gargrave Co-Op…

Tickets on sale for a record 30 gardens

Passports for visiting a record-breaking 30 gardens around Gargrave will be on sale from Twinlocks Garden Centre and Gargrave Coop from Saturday morning (3 July). Advance tickets are £6 per person, a £2 saving on tickets bought on the day. On 17-18 July you can buy tickets from outside Gargrave Village Hall. Children are free.…

Open Gardens 2021 with music, art, cakes and more

Plans are taking shape now for Gargrave Open Gardens on 17-18 July 2021. Advance tickets will be on sale from early July at Twin Locks Garden Centre, Gargrave, at £6 per person. Tickets on the day will be available from outside Gargrave Village Hall at £8. Children are free. As well as the 25 or…

Plans for Open Gardens 2021

We are looking forward to Gargrave Open Gardens on the weekend of 17-18 July 2021. At least 23 gardens are due to open, from Gargrave, Bell Busk and Bank Newton. Check here for more information nearer the time.

Open Gardens video from Dalesman Cafe

One benefit of a virtual Open Gardens is that we can add more gardens to the trail throughout the year. Here’s a fun contribution from the Dalesman Cafe in Gargrave. This is also an opportunity to announce that we at St Andrew’s Church are hoping to hold a real, 3D Gargrave Open Gardens this year,…

Autumnal addition: interview on Riversway

Hello garden explorers! Here”s a late addition to the garden trail for you to enjoy now that you’ve finished your month-long virtual Open Gardens lunch at Gargrave Village Hall. This video was recorded in July: an interview with some of the Faulkner family – that’s us – in our garden on aptly-named Riversway. It’s a…

Bell Busk revisited

Hello again! Here’s an opportunity to join Jeanne on a guided 3D tour of Granville House gardens, Bell Busk. See the garden in its summer glory and listen to Jeanne’s account of its evolution. It’s worth watching to the end to see the wonderfully sculpted wood piles! Press the arrows on the video to pan…

From River Place and Riverside to Riversway

The River Aire weaves its way through Gargrave and through the fabric of villagers’ lives. We have featured gardens on River Place and Riverside: today, a garden on Riversway, courtesy of Cynthia and Peter. Read on to discover the story of the transformation of their garden… When we moved here the garden was largely lawn…

3D visualisation on River Place

Gill has provided an impressive 3D visualisation of her garden. It’s pretty well like being there. All we need now to complete the virtual reality experience is the sound of the river gliding by and the scent of that newly mown lawn. Try panning around the garden and click on the 360 symbols to move…

Welcome to Old School House Garden

Today, a look round one of my all-time favourites from Gargrave Open Gardens. You may well have glimpsed the Old School House garden if you have walked along the Pennine Way through Gargrave. As you enjoy your tour of the gardens, please remember our invitation to make a donation to the work of St Andrew’s…

A look round a garden by the River Aire

Hello again and welcome to our 500th visitor to Gargrave Gardens go Global! Today’s post is a look round Mary and Nigel’s garden on Walton Avenue, one of the stalwarts of Open Gardens as it is one of the few gardens that has opened every year for as long as we have been running Open…

Riverside: crescendo of lupins by the silent bells

Joan and Nigel’s garden on Riverside has been thriving during lockdown. They were so pleased that people taking their daily exercise were able to stop and enjoy the garden as they passed by on the village green. The church tower behind their garden has remained silent since 23rd March. They’ve missed the church bells and…