Do you have what it takes to organise Open Gardens ?

After thirteen years of organising the annual spectacular that is Hernhill Open Gardens, Alison West is finally stepping down.

After this year’s successful (and rain-free!) event in June, this is the last year in which Alison will have organised the event. On behalf of everyone in the village, and of all the visitors who have enjoyed the event over the past thirteen years, our warmest thanks to Alison for her dedication and commitment to co-ordinating one of the regular highlights in the village’s annual calendar.

If you would like to take over the horticultural mantle, please contact the Forum.

Hernhill Open Gardens

The annual Hernhill Open Gardens will take place on Sunday 23 June.

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This year, eleven gardens are opening for your enjoyment, including a new garden and many that have not opened for a few years! So come and see the progress made.

Additionally, the new Hernhill Allotment developement are allowing visitors for the day.

Cream teas will be served at The Coach House, Kemsdale, all day and Kemsdale House will have strawberries and Pimms.  Programmes are available from any of the gardens on the day or from the Red Lion and Three Horseshoes in advance,

For further information, see the Dawes Community Association website or phone 07801 824867.

Open Gardens this Sunday

This Sunday sees Open Gardens around Hernhill Village.

Gardens will be open on Sunday June 24th from 12 till 6pm; this year, there will be ten gardens open, including the Red Lion.

Cream teas will be served at the Coach House all afternoon. Local strawberries will also be for sale.

The specialised plant nursery from Smarden is also having a stall at the Coach House.

See the DCA website for a map of the gardens open.

Gardens of Delight: Hernhill Open Gardens, Sunday 12 June

This Sunday, 12th June, is the annual Hernhill Open Gardens. An annual event since 2000, it raises money for the Dawes Community Association, Hernhill Horticultural Society and the Church restoration Fund. This year, seven gardens in and around the village are opening from 12 till 6pm.

Entry is by programme £5 each (children free). They will be at all the gardens on the day or from The Three Horseshoes or The Red Lion pubs in advance.

Coffee will be available from The Coach House, Kemsdale from 11am where cream teas will also be served all day, with soft drinks and ice creams too. Woodfield (opposite the school) has a cake stall and Avalon (at the end of Stoney Road) has a plant stall. Also opening is the Bonsai nursery and shop at Yorkletts which has amazing displays and well worth a visit. See for map.

There’sll also be bees and pigs at The Coach House, newts and chickens at Forge Farmhouse, and Strawberries and Pimms at Kemsdale house -what more do you need for a great afternoon out!!

For any more info call Alison West 07801824867.