Thursday, 11th April 2024

Open Gardens returns for 2024

A series of open garden events in aid of Cardiac Rehab has been announced by the charity for summer 2024, including two new venues.

Kicking off the series and new for 2024 is 3 Timbercroft Close, Four Marks, GU34 5BB, opening on Sunday 12th May between 2pm and 5pm. This is a colourful spring flowering garden with ornamental features and village views. Entry costs £7.50, to include tea and a piece of cake, and children go free.

Cardiac Rehab CEO Sarah Quarterman says: “Our open gardens series is an ever-popular highlight in our annual community fundraising programme, and this year, we’re delighted that two new gardens are opening to raise funds for us. We expect strong demand for tickets, which are gradually being released, so please don’t hesitate to buy yours on our website.”

All four open garden events take place between 2pm and 5pm, with refreshments available. For details/tickets see:

The second venue to open this summer in aid of Cardiac Rehab will be Shalden Park House, GU34 4DS, on Sunday 14th July, a four acre garden with herbaceous plantings, roses, a kitchen garden, arboretum and a wildlife pond.

Then there will be a double opportunity over the August Bank Holiday to visit the cherished one-and-a-half acre plot at The Thatched Cottage, at Upper Farringdon, GU34 3EG. Behind this 16th century thatched cottage lie herbaceous plantings, a pond and a productive garden. There is also a beautiful Romany wagon and a wildflower area.

Rounding off the series is another new venue for 2024, Blounce House, South Warnborough, RG29 1RX, opening on Sunday 1st September. This splendid two acre plantman’s garden surrounds a classic Queen Anne house where dahlias, salvias and grasses provide late summer interest.

Mrs Quarterman adds: “Cardiac Rehab works with individuals to improve their heart health, fitness and life expectancy.  Funds raised from these open garden events help to underpin our vital work and keep our specialist exercise centre in Chawton Park Road, Alton running smoothly.”

Find out more about the Cardiac Rehab centre

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