Open Gardens – 2019


On Sunday 9 June 2019 Sway  once again held its biennial Open Gardens Event from 11.00am to 5.00pm.

16 Sway locations were open including villagers own gardens, community spaces such as Stanford Rise Green, the grounds of St Luke’s Church and the Memorial garden and the flower beds on Sway Station for those arriving by train.

Prior to the day, the weather was unsettled and the forecast for the day was not good. However, the day dawned bright and sunny and apart from a couple of spots of rain was warm and sunny throughout.

Also available for visitors was a fabulous plant stall in the Youth Centre,  the best of raffles and delicious refreshments in the Church Rooms next door. 

Entertainment during the day was provided by Reeds in Harmony and Rowan Recorders.

Once again our complimentary hop on hop off bus was making it’s rounds, enabling visitors to see as many gardens as possible.

Boost Bike Hub from Brockenhurst were on hand with electric bikes for visitors to try free of charge.

A huge thank you to all who supported this event and to all the local businesses for their kind sponsorship/donation of raffle prizes.

You will all be delighted to hear that a cheque for £8,844.66 was presented to Oakhaven Hospice and the Gardening Club Summer Show.


Click here to see Pictures from the 2019 Open Gardens.

Click the flower below to see all of the gardens in the National Open Gardens Directory

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