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Date(s) - 02/06/2019
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

High Street,
SO41 9ZQ.

Event Description

Lymington Open Gardens 2019

Sunday 2 June,  2 pm – 6 pm

Lymington Open Gardens is a biennial event and returns for the sixth time on Sunday 2 June 2019, 2-6pm. Organised by St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, with enthusiastic support from those with beautiful gardens to share and a large group of volunteers on hand to ensure that the event is well run, this enjoyable and successful event raises significant funds for the museum and art gallery.  In 2019 we look forward to introducing you to gardens old and new, large and small – surely something to appeal to everyone. 

Several of the gardens are situated on the High Street; these range from small, courtyard gardens to a much larger garden behind a handsome 19th century townhouse.  This extensive south facing garden features herbaceous and shrub borders, some quirky topiary as well as a croquet lawn and a kitchen garden.  Another town centre garden is enclosed by a serpentine or ’crinkle-crankle’ wall, while yet another – at the top of the town – features a hidden garden behind a Regency villa.  You can also discover an oasis of calm, just behind the High Street, or a range of well established gardens just a few minutes walk away.  Whether you are a plants-person or are interested in garden design and layout, these gardens are packed full of ideas. You will find something relevant to your own needs, however large or small your own plot. And the garden owners will be on hand to discuss your ideas and to answer your questions.

Admission to the gardens is by programme, costing £6 per adult. These will be available from St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in New Street, Lymington SO41 9BH from 6 May and on the day itself from any garden. Relax over tea and home-made cakes at one central garden and browse the plant stalls in others.  Many gardens are within walking distance of each other, or a short bicycle ride apart.  Most of the gardens are wheelchair accessible, at least in part.

The programme contains a map which will allow you to plan your afternoon; car parks and toilets are also indicated. 

If you are coming from outside Lymington, why not arrive early, enjoy a coffee in one of the town’s many cafés, stroll down to the Quay or round the sea wall, and then lunch in one of the popular pubs and restaurants to build up your strength for a busy afternoon of garden-visiting.


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