The village of Sutton Poyntz held an Open Gardens on the weekend of Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June, 2015, in aid of two charities, Cancer Research and WaterAid. About 20 gardens were open for viewing, between 12 noon and 5 p.m. each day.

Car parking was available around the village and in particular at the Water Museum and at the Springhead pub (see the map below). Programmes (price £5) were available at the Mission Hall, where teas and refreshments were also served. The programme included a map showing the locations of the gardens open for viewing, which were clearly identified by a large flower symbol at the gate.

For children, there was a treasure hunt as you go around the gardens. Guide dogs were very welcome, but we regret that other dogs could not be taken into the gardens.

We think this event was greatly enjoyed by the 700 visitors; it raised a fantastic £5876 for two very worthwhile causes.

For Open Gardens events in other villages, see the Open Gardens National Directory.

Post-event note
After weeks of activity the weekend thankfully dawned dry and warm, and all the hard work was well rewarded. Over 700 people visited the gardens - which were looking at their very best - and they also enjoyed the Art Exhibition, refreshments and various stalls assembled in the Mission Hall. Visitors were extremely complimentary about the whole event and those who had never visited the village were very impressed with its charm and beauty. In total £6,000 was raised to share between Cancer Research UK (75%) and WaterAid (25%). On the following Monday those who had opened their gardens were able to visit the other exhibitors and everyone agreed there were a lovely variety of gardens on show and that their efforts had been worthwhile! The organising committee would like to thank all the gardeners who worked tirelessly to prepare such a good show, all those who helped and those who attended.