When: 24th & 25th May 2014
Where: Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent
£: On the Saturday a combined Cathedral and garden ticket will cost £15. On the Sunday there will be a £5 entry fee to the gardens.
What is it?
The historic and private gardens of Canterbury Cathedral will be open to all on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of May 2014. This popular annual event, which has been held for over 10 years and run in connection with the National Garden Scheme (NGS), unlocks several private and secret gardens within the Cathedral grounds. The event also raises money for charity.
The Cathedral gardeners will be on hand all weekend to answer queries and will have plants for sale. Visitors will have the opportunity to wander around the Precincts, and to wonder and enjoy the fragrance and beauty of the gardens. There will be homemade cake to enjoy, an opportunity to see birds of prey and classic cars will be on the Green Court. There will also be the chance to see a bee observation hive and purchase honey products.
Last year’s Open Gardens event raised over £10,000, with the proceeds given to charity. The 2014 nominated charities are The Pilgrims Hospices and Send a Cow. Send A Cow works hand in hand with families in Africa, providing livestock and training in natural organic farming practices alongside courses in gender equality, conflict resolution and more.
Over the weekend the gardens will be open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday. The Cathedral will be open 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 12pm to 2pm on Sunday.
More info: www.canterbury-cathedral.org