Come to Chorlton Open Gardens to visit a selection of local private gardens, this year on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2023. Each garden will be open for just one of the days. Programmes are now available (see below).
Volunteer gardeners all over Chorlton will throw their gardens open to the public, accessible with a £5 programme.
Over the weekend, there will be at least 22 gardens, alleyways and allotments to visit each day, and many will have refreshments or crafts for sale, wildlife displays, or music to listen to.
This year it will again run over two days, with the southern half of the gardens open on Saturday 24th and northern half on Sunday 25th June, allowing people more time to see the gardens at a leisurely pace.
All you need to visit the gardens is the £5 programme sheet (one per person per day, accompanying under-13s free), which contains our handy map.
Programmes will be available from the end of May at a number of shops in Chorlton. Click here for list of shops and their opening times.
All money raised by programmes will go to Freedom From Torture and Chorlton Refugee Aid.
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.
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.