Sunday 12th June 2022
12 to 6pm
- Programmes ON SALE SOON, £5 in advance, £6 on the day (under 16s free)
- Available from mid-May, from Topiary Tree, Histon Post Office, Gin House Flowers, Saint Andrews Centre Café and Station Stores, Impington
- Or on Histon Green, Saturdays 28th May, 4th and 11th June, 9-11am
- Buy on the day from Histon Green (cards accepted) or any garden (cash only)
Welcome to Histon & Impington Open Gardens. Normally 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 charities each year, most of which are local. It’s a magical and fun family day out.
In these secret green spaces, you can wander between lush flower beds 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, you’ll be able to hear performances from local musicians, or sip a cup of tea and enjoy a slice of homemade cake while watching butterflies flitting between the summer blooms. Plus, you’ll be able to pick up some beautiful bargains at our plant stall, and take a piece of the magic home with you.
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!
For general information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
.Since Open Gardens started in 2007 over £43,000 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.
The money raised from Histon and Impington Open Gardens 2022 will be shared by the following four charities:
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
EACH care for, and support the families of, children and young people with life-threatening conditions.
Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital
Cares for sick hedgehogs and abandoned hoglets, as well as educating the community.
Open Gardens 2019
The seventh biennial Histon and Impington Open Gardens was held on Sunday 9th June 2019, with seventeen beautiful gardens opening, as well as the Community Orchard.
There were music groups playing in several gardens, teas served in five, and the Guides again treated us to strawberry and marshmallow kebabs on The Green. Altogether, it was a wonderful community day. We raised a staggering £10,000, which was shared equally between our four charities, Histon & Impington Feast, Cavendish School Garden Project, Arthur Rank Hospice and Opportunity Playgroup.
A huge thank you to:
- our generous sponsors
- the Village Society and Print-Out for their continued support
- our programme sellers, Station Stores, Lighthouse Toys, St Andrew’s Café, The Geographer, Histon Post Office and Judy Wilson
- and of course, all of our gardeners and volunteers