Chorlton Open Gardens 2023

24th and 25th June 2023

Chorlton Open Gardens 2023. We are open this year on Saturday 24th (south) and Sunday 25th June (north).

We’ll have our usual range of amazing spaces open to anyone carrying a programme on each day. Programmes have been streamlined this year, but still have a map and brief details of each garden open that day. Saturday 24th will have at least 22 spaces open on the southerly side of Chorlton, and Sunday 25th will have 22 on the northern side.

Programmes are £5 each per person per day. Under 13s come for free, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Each garden description will say whether there are other attractions and amenities, such as toilet access (not common), teas and refreshments (please bring real cash – and preferably lots of change!), live music, and craft sales.


You can buy your programmes in advance, for £5 per person per day, at a number of the wonderful shops that are supporting Chorlton Open Gardens 2023. some outlets will be open for programmes on the days. Please bring cash!

Click the button to find out where and when you can buy programmes

Our History

Chorlton Open Gardens was set up in 2013 to raise funds for Freedom From Torture (then called the Medical Campaign for the Care of Victims of Torture).

We have opened several times since then, with a range of different volunteer gardeners throwing their spaces open to the public.

Each year we get hundreds of visitors, and last year expanded to a 2-day event. You can look through our archive pages at our previous Open Gardens.

Who We Are

Chorlton Open Gardens (COG) is run by a tiny volunteer committee of previous and current gardeners (offers of help are always welcome!).

We recruit and support the gardeners each year, and provide publicity and administrative support.

The money raised each Open Gardens day is given to Freedom From Torture and now also supports another local volunteer charity, Chorlton Refugee Aid (part of Care UK).

External contacts

Chorlton Open Gardens raises money for two charities.

Freedom from torture

Freedom From Torture (FFT) provides professional psychological and medical support to people who have been tortured, and are now living in Greater Manchester, seeking asylum.

Chorlton Refugee Aid

Chorlton Refugee Aid (Care UK) mainly supply clothes to refugees in hotels or housed locally and across Greater Manchester.