Open Gardens

Sunday 12th June 2022

Sunday 12th June 2022

Welcome to Histon & Impington Open Gardens. Nornally every two years, the owners of some of the most beautiful private gardens in our villages open them up to the public to visit for one day in June.  Following a pause due to the lockdowns, the next Open Gardens will take place on Sunday 12th June 2022. All proceeds from the event are shared between several local charities each year. It’s a magical and fun family day out.

In these secret green spaces, you can wander between lush flowersbeds and borders, sit shaded by mature trees and shrubs and marvel at plump fruit and veg grown by our villages’ most dedicated and passionate gardeners. And if that’s not enough, some of the owners also offer food and drinks, music or even book readings in their gardens. Sit and sip a cup of tea and enjoy a slice of homemade cake while local musicians serenade you or enjoy lunch to the sound of birdsong and the sight of butterflies flitting between the summer blooms.

So whether you’re a veteran of Open Gardens or you’re new to the idea of visiting our villages’ beautiful private spaces, you’re all in for a treat!

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Contact Us

For general information please email info@opengardens.org

Email info@opengardens.org

Katrina Voss

Chair

Alice Mortimore

Secretary

Paul Heffernan

Treasurer

Kate Fieldhouse

Committee Member

Sue Free

Committee Member

Julia Godwin

Committee Member

Denise Walker

Committee Member

Charities Supported

The money raised from Histon and Impington Open Gardens 2019 will be divided equally between the following four charities:

Since Open Gardens started in 2007 over £33,000 has been distributed to Voluntary Service Overseas, Emmaus UK, East Anglian Children’s Hospice, Home Start (Cambridge and District), Histon and Impington Feast, Diabetes UK, Camsight, The Cogwheel Trust and WaterAid.

Arthur Rank Hospice

Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care.  Our specialist and community-based palliative care is timely and compassionate.


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The Cavendish School

A new school dedicated to young people with autism spectrum condition (ASC) in Cambridgeshire.  


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Opportunity Playgroup

Based in Histon, Cambridge. The Playgroup provides play for preschool children with additional needs and disabilities and their siblings.


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Histon Feast

A week of events and fundraising to support community projects. The dates of Feast Week 2019 are 29th June to 7th July.


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Photo Gallery

Here are links to albums of photos from previous years

Open Gardens 2009

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Open Gardens 2011

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Open Gardens 2013

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Open Gardens 2015

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Open Gardens 2017

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Open Gardens 2019

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Open Gardens 2017
raises £5600!

LThe sixth biennial Histon and Impington Open Gardens was held on Sunday 11th June 2017 with seventeen gardens opening, as well as the Community Orchard.
There were music groups playing in several gardens and teas served at three together with hot sausages, soup and rolls. The Guides served strawberry and marshmallow kebabs alongside representatives from the charities that the event was raising money for.
The Village Society and the Histon and Impington Archaeological Group were represented in some of gardens.
The event was a wonderful day out for all with over 8000 garden visits. £5600 was raised so each of the four charities will receive a cheque for £1400:
• Camsight
• The Cogwheel Trust
• Histon and Impington Feast
• WaterAid