Open Gardens

Sunday 12th June 2022

Next event: June 2024

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Welcome to Histon & Impington Open Gardens. 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.  All proceeds from the event are shared between several charities, nominated by the garden owners. 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!

Latest News

Music programme update

Two changes from the previously advertised (in green)

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June 11, 2022 0

Donations for plant stall

We will be selling plants on the Green on Saturday 11th, 9-11am (during programme sales) and for the duration of the event on Sunday 12th (while stocks last). So make[…]

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June 10, 2022 0

Fun for all the family

We have plenty to keep your little ones busy during this year’s Open Gardens, this Sunday, 12th June, giving you the chance to sneak a quick look at the gardens[…]

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June 7, 2022 0

Contact Us

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Katrina Voss


Alice Mortimore


Paul Heffernan


Kate Fieldhouse

Committee Member

Sue Free

Committee Member

Julia Godwin

Committee Member

Denise Walker

Committee Member

Charities Supported

.Since Open Gardens started in 2007 over £54,000 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 was 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.

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Histon & Impington Feast

A week of events and fundraising to support community projects.

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Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital

Cares for sick hedgehogs and abandoned hoglets, as well as educating the community.

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HI Friends

A village charity that supports wellbeing, mobility, sport and recreation for our community.

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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 2022

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Open Gardens 2022 raises £11,000!

After a longer break than usual, thanks to lockdown, the eighth Histon and Impington Open Gardens was held on Sunday 12th June 2022, with eighteen wonderful gardens opening. We sold the equivalent of 1540 programmes (with a small panic in the afternoon as we raced around the village to find the last few unsold ones) and 5 gardens counted more than a thousand visitors!

As you have come to expect, we had some fantastic music groups playing in many of the gardens, and wonderful teas in several. Altogether, it was a wonderful community day. We raised a totally amazing £11,000, breaking our previous record from 2019, which we had thought was unbreakable! This was shared equally between our four charities, Histon & Impington Feast, HI Friends, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and the Hedgehog Hospital at Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity.

A huge thank you to:

  • our generous sponsors (see below)
  • the Village Society and Print-Out for their continued support
  • our programme sellers, Station Stores, Topiary Tree, St Andrew’s Café, Ginhouse Flowers and Histon Post Office
  • our fabulous, talented photographers, Brian Ing and Jemima Borrill
  • and of course, all of our gardeners and volunteers

With thanks to our 2022 sponsors