Open Gardens Day

Open Gardens Day 2020

Those of you who visited us last year will know what a fantastic day it was. With 26 gardens open, there was plenty for everyone to see and to enjoy. In 2020, we hope to be able to provide just as much for you all to see and do, and give you a wonderful day out. Once again, we shall have three venues for refreshments, as well as the Peacock Inn, and shall have a variety of stalls. These will be both gardening stalls and art and craft stalls, so there will be something for everyone.

The entrance this year will be £7 per person, and the entry programmes may be bought at any of the three Car Parks, or from the Village Produce Stall opposite the Peacock. The programmes are extremely informative, with a village map in the centre. Dogs are welcome to accompany you, but we do ask that they are kept on a lead.

As well as the Car Parks, we have a designated hard-standing at a farm, which is kept specifically for coaches, so if you wish to organise a trip, please let us know.

In 2019, the lights and heaters in our ancient church were updated with the aid of grants and we are hoping that the next stage of restoration will soon be able to begin. This will involve the moving of the organ to a first floor in the tower, and the inclusion of a kitchen and toilets below. Please see details of our beautiful church here

Check the website regularly for the latest information.

"But I have a perfect village of my own finding, which I pride myself is quite unknown. It is Chelsworth. It lies completely hidden in a little valley. Its cottages are irregular, very well kept and finely timbered. It borders a stream, a quiet reedy stream, whose banks are lined with rich and gigantic trees. I can't tell you why I think it is perfect. Perhaps it is because Chelsworth has been left to itself.".   Julian Tennyson.