Chorlton Open Gardens

Fancy visiting other people’s hidden gardens?

Come to Chorlton Open Gardens and visit a selection of local private gardens, on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2022. Each garden will be open for just one day.

Volunteer gardeners all over Chorlton will throw their gardens open to the public, accessible with a £5 programme.

Over the weekend, there will be over 30 gardens, alleyways and allotments to visit, and many will have refreshments for sale, wildlife displays, and music to listen to, or you can just come and be nosy.

This year it will run over two days, with half the gardens open on Saturday 25th and half on Sunday 26th June, allowing people more time to see the gardens at a leisurely pace.

All you need to visit the gardens is the £5 programme (one for each person, accompanying under 13s are free), which contains our handy map.

Programmes will be available from a number of shops in Chorlton in late May. Click here for list of shops and their opening times.

All money raised by programmes will go to Freedom From Torture.

Individual gardens may sell plants, produce and refreshments in aid of Freedom From Torture and other charities. These additional attractions will be listed in the programme, so get yours early to plan your route.

View of bizzy lizzies in a shady brick-wall corner, with a little buddha statue and some bright acer leaves.
A Shady Corner

About Us

The first Chorlton Open Gardens event was held in June 2011 in aid of the charity ‘Freedom from Torture’. A thousand programmes were sold, feedback was very positive, and since then we have run every few years, selling more programmes each time. More details of our origins can be found here.

Now we’re back by popular demand.

See Open Gardens for details of our previous events.

External Links:

Chorlton Open Gardens on Facebook

Freedom from Torture on Facebook

Freedom from Torture website