The Open Gardens of Shere

Welcome to this 'The Open Gardens of Shere' page.

One of the traditions of Shere Village that everyone looks forward to each summer is the Annual Open Gardens Day.

Shere Open Gardens was started in 1978 to raise money for the village hall roof, and has continued year-on-year since.

 

Shere Open Gardens 2017

Sunday 25th June

Details coming soon


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Past Years Events:

Shere Open Gardens 2016

Click to VIEW LARGE POSTER

Shere Open Gardens Official Website

Organised to raise money for a variety of village charities, 2016 marks the 38th Open Gardens event in Shere.

When: Sunday 26th June 2016

Where:  Shere, off A25 half way between Guildford and Dorking

Time:  2pm – 6pm

Parking: provided (well signposted)

Refreshment:  Teas served in the Village Hall

Entry: Adults: £7; OAPs/over 60: £6; Children under 16: FREE. 
Tickets are available at the village hall and selected gardens, ask parking attendants for the nearest point.
No dogs (other than Guide Dogs)

 

2016 Front Cover / Rear Guide Map

 

2016 Guide Map - click to view larger map - Please note: The Gables in Lower Street was unable to open on the day.


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Shere Open Gardens 2015

Click to VIEW POSTER

Shere Open Gardens Now have an Official Website

 

2015 Guide Map

 

2015 Guide Map - click to view larger map


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Shere Open Gardens - 2014

Sunday 29th June 2014

2014 Garden Descriptions

 

2014 Guide Map - Plan your route around the gardens

 

Open Gardens Official Photographs

Shere Open Gardens 2014 Official Photographs

 

 

One question I promised to answer -
What is this plant?:

Answer: Dead nettle plant (Lamium maculatum)
'Orchid Frost' has blue-green foliage and purple blooms April-June. Looks perticularly good in front of a border or in a woodland setting with light, dappled shade. So to everyone who asked,
including Dave and Sarah, I hope this helps.

 

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Shere Open Gardens - 2013

QUINTESSENTIAL ENGLAND REVEALED AT SHERE OPEN GARDENS

SHERE, SURREY, GU5

2013 Guide Map

2013 Guide Map (inside)

 

On Sunday 30th June, Shere, one of the most picturesque villages in Surrey, nestling at the foot of the North Downs between Guildford
and Dorking, will be opening it’s garden gates and inviting  the public to view a selection of about 20 beautiful private gardens.



Whether you are a keen gardener or simply curious to see behind the lichen covered walls and manicured hedges, Shere Open Gardens gives
a glimpse into quintessential England and offers an enjoyable afternoon wandering around gardens in full bloom.  There will be an over-the-wall
gardeners' question time at the allotments and home-made teas in the village hall.
Organised to raise money for a variety of village charities, 2013 marks the 35th Open Gardens event in Shere.

When: Sunday 30th June 2013

Where:  Shere, off A25 half way between Guildford and Dorking

Time:  2pm – 6pm

Parking: provided (well signposted)

Refreshment:  Teas served in the Village Hall

Entry: Adults: £6; OAPs/over 60: £5; Children under 16: FREE. 
Tickets are available at the village hall and selected gardens, ask parking attendants for the nearest point.
No dogs (other than Guide Dogs) allowed


For further information:
Contact: Annabel Alford
Email: annabel@wigwampr.com
Tel: 01483 563 562

 


A lreview of the Shere Gardens Open Day 2013 from Emma on her lovely 'Teapots and Twine' blog, along with lots of photos

 



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Shere Open Gardens - 2012

Sunday 24th June 2012
2.00pm to 6.00pm

One of the most picturesque villages in Surrey, nestling at the foot of the North Downs between Guildford and Dorking, will be opening its garden gates and inviting the public to view a selection of about 20 beautiful private gardens.

Shere Open GardensWhether you are a keen gardener or simply curious to see behind the lichen covered walls and manicured hedges, Shere Open Gardens gives a glimpse into quintessential England and offers an enjoyable afternoon wandering around gardens in full bloom.

2012 marks the 34th Open Gardens event in Shere.

Organised to raise money for a variety of village charities.
£6.00 for adults, £5.00 for OAPs, children under 16 Free

 

2012 - Garden Descriptions

2012 Garden Map | View PDF GARDENS MAP


View Photos

 

 

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Past Years Events:

Shere Open Gardens - 2011

 

 


VIEW GARDENS MAP (pdf format)

Sunday 26th June 2011
2.00pm to 6.00pm

The beautiful and historic village of Shere, near Guildford will be
opening its gardens.

Approximately 15 gardens will be open, including the village telephone
box, and there will be an over-the-wall gardeners question time at
the allotments.

Home-made teas, plant sales. No dogs please except guide dogs.

Plant sales: Various places
Cost: £6.00 for adults, £5.00 for OAPs, children under 16 Free
How to get event passports: From any garden

Directions:
Shere is between Dorking and Guildford in Surrey, just off the A25.

Location: Postcode for Sat Nav: GU5 9HF

View Photos

 

 

BACK TO Village Website

 

Visit the OFFICIAL Open Gardens website