Abbotsbury village opens it's gardens to visitors

Abbotsbury village opens it's gardens to visitors

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 15th March 2020.

Two grade II listed buildings are opening their gardens to the public for charity.

Two gardens in Abbotsbury will be open to visitors on Sunday 21st June 2pm - 5pm to raise money for Abbotsbury's Friends organisation.

The gardens of the Manor House and the Old Gatehouse are normally private, and hidden behind stone walls.

But, both will be open for a fundraising day by their owners to collect funds for the Friends of St Nicholas Church in the picturesque village.

St Nicholas church
St Nicholas church

The friends organisation raises money to preserve the village's 14th century church.

The Open Gardens event is back on this year after a brief break last year. 

Admission to view the gardens is £5.00 per head, with under 18's free of charge. 

There will be craft and food stalls, a selection of plants donated by the Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens will on sale.

Lots of other activities will be happening with children's entertainment and displays of birds of prey.

Refreshments will also be available with home-made cakes, scones, teas and coffee's, cold drinks and ice creams available.

Abbotsbury is located on the B3157 coast road between Weymouth and Bridport.

Large car parks are available, only a short walk from the two gardens.