is deservedly renowned for its beautiful gardens.
Every year since 1982 several
gardens have been open on a weekend in June to raise money for charity.
In the last 5 years over £24,000 has been raised. Initially, all the
proceeds went to St Mary's Church. Currently, although 50% still goes
to the church, we now give 25% to St Margaret's Somerset
Hospice and 25% to The Children's Hospice South West.
In 2013, the main village open weekend will be on 8-9th June. Opening times are 10:30-5:30 on both days. There will be about 12 gardens to visit, ranging from small central cottage gardens to large country gardens on the outskirts. Admission is £6 with children under 14 free. It covers unlimited access to all gardens on both the Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the gardens, there are delicious refreshments in the village hall (coffee, sandwiches, light lunches, cakes, cream teas, etc), plant stalls, a cake stall, a church stall, a raffle, and hospice stalls. There will be a floral display in St Mary's church. Throughout the weekend a series of musical recitals, mostly piano and organ, will take place in the village hall and in St Mary's Church
On Sunday 16 June from 2-6pm, 6 gardens are open under the National Gardens Scheme (the "yellow book"). The entrance fee is £5. Teas will be available in the village hall, and there will be some plants for sale.
Rockery at Pound House
Pond at Knoll Cottage