July - 11am till 4pm
accompanied under 16s free
on the day at George’s Field, Little Mill, Mill Road, Potterne, SN10 5ND
Follow signs to parking area. Disabled Parking at George’s Field.
open in the village and on the outskirts (number may change)
Tea Room in
the Village Hall
Open 11am – 4pm
Refreshments and homemade cakes, Cream teas, Take away available
Ladies and Gents toilets
Grand Draw, Plant
Stall, Gift Stall, etc. on George’s Field
grown by people in the village
Jams and Preserves: made by a
Gifts: find a bargain new item for
yourself or as a gift.
Grand Draw: with first prize £100
and many more prizes
Historic Photo Exhibition in the Church
Photographs of Potterne from Victorian times
through to the 1960’s showing many buildings that are long gone from the
village. Also, information on the Porch House and a model of the Saxon Church.
Toilet available which is wheelchair
accessible in the Church
NOTE: ‘Tickets’ will be in the form of a
leaflet, which will be on sale at George’s field next to the parking area from
11am. We recommend that you purchase
your ticket before visiting any of the gardens.
If you chose to visit a garden without a leaflet (ticket), you will be
charged entry to that garden, but this will not allow entry to any of the other
A map inside the leaflet will show the
locations of all the open gardens.
Every participating garden will have a flower
sign near its entrance.
should be supervised at all times, as there are deep ponds in some gardens, as
well as other types of hazards.
Dogs on short leads are
welcome in some gardens (this will be indicated on the leaflet), inside the Church in the George and Dragon Pub and the
outside seating are at the Village Hall Tea Room. Please ensure you clean up after your dog.
gardens in the central area can be
reached on foot from the car parking field. Note that Potterne village
is built on hilly ground, therefore you will encounter several 'slopes'
on your visit.
Please be careful when crossing roads and in parts of the village where there are no footpaths.
many of the gardens have a place for you to sit and rest, we
respectfully request that you do not consume food in the gardens.
It is recommended that you drive to the two
gardens on the outskirts of the village, but note they have limited
parking. If you choose to walk to
Tristernagh House on the Devizes Road, please be extremely cautious because the
path is narrow and Lorries drive fast and close to the path. Manor Farm House garden has no direct
footpaths leading to it, so if you choose to walk there you will have to walk
along Court Hill Road which runs into the Worton Road, extreme caution will be
needed on this road due to its winding nature and blind bends.
Accessibility to wheelchairs:-
There are seven gardens that can be accessed
by wheelchair, note that most of these have gravel paths which could be hard
work for pushed wheelchairs. There will
be overhanging plants which could also inhibit progress.
The Village Hall Tea Room is accessible via a ramp, but there are no disabled
The Church is accessible via a ramp, some of
the photos in the exhibition inside the Church will be inaccessible because they
are on a raised area.
A wheelchair accessible toilet is available inside
Organisers: Jackie Sawyer - 01380 727424
Fi Walker - 01380 727327
(Please note this list may change before the 31st July)
29 Blount’s Court
garden with cottage style herbaceous borders around a small lawn.
garden with rose arches, overflowing with plants in herbaceous borders.
41 Whistley Road
garden with well stocked borders, a vegetable garden with raised beds and
The Old Vicarage, Rookes Lane
traditional garden with flower borders, vegetable plots, pond, large lawn
area and fruit trees.
56 Blackberry Lane
designed for three generations to play and relax in, with mixed borders,
fruit and veg.
The Rectory, Coxhill Lane
A garden to
relax in with, large trees and a newly established cutting garden for a young
flower arranger. Photographs on show by Stu Bridewell. CAUTION: Steep driveway access to garden; steep
The Porch House
garden with many specimen trees, wild flower areas, architectural features
and outline of Saxon church. CAUTION: Extra care needed: steep uneven steps;
uneven paths; rough ground; etc.
was originally conceived as a project for Potterne Youth Club. One of
its main design features was to focus on attracting wildlife and the BBC
Gardeners World design team helped to achieve this. However, the garden
has been neglected over the last year or so, but now a new team of people
hope to bring it back to life.
Court Hill House
walled garden with different ‘rooms’ including mixed borders, rose garden,
wild area, vegetable garden and pelargonium collection in green house.
Tristenagh house, 23 Devizes Road, SN10
enthusiast’s garden sweeping downhill, with large well established borders,
hedges, trees and views across to Hartmoor. This garden also opens with the
Manor Farm House, Worton Road, SN10 5PR
garden set out as ‘rooms’ with rose beds and well established borders, box
hedges, gravel garden and much more.