Open Gardens Day

Open Gardens Day 2022

Those of you who  have visited us before will know what a fantastic day it is. With so many gardens open, there will be plenty for everyone to see and to enjoy. In 2022 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.

Since we were last open, the lights and heaters in our ancient church have been updated with the aid of grants and we have had the back of the church completely restored. We have had a mezzanine floor put in, and the restored Auguste Gern organ now proudly sits up there. Beneath it, we have had a disabled toilet, a small kitchen and a room for modern sound equipment added. making it a wonderful venue for community events.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 26th June. 11 am to 5 pm.

"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.