Open Gardens 2012


More Hidden Gardens of Worlaby

Sunday, 1st July 2012 1pm to 5pm-ish

 More Hidden Gardens Meg  More Hidden Gardens Sue  More Hidden Gardens hill  More hidden gardens jon

A dozen charming village gardens in a beautiful setting, from old cottage gardens to landscaped contemporary grounds with water features, and lovely views, there is a treat for everyone. 

Cream teas served in four of the gardens (or indoors if chilly), with plant sales in two gardens. Children's Garden Trail. Also, flower-filled Heritage Trail Church and restored woodland walk.

The Open Gardeners voted to share any funds raised between St Clement’s Church (which will be decorated with lots of flowers on the day), Worlaby Views magazine, our new youth group – Worlaby Crew, and our village hall.

Download a flier with details of all the gardens here.

The gardens

Worlaby Primary School (Garden 1)

For some time Worlaby school has been running a gardening club, growing herbs and vegetables. The last 18 months or so has seen the vegetable plot change beyond all recognition and a new and exciting era is starting. We’d love to welcome you to our garden to show you all the crops we’re growing.

Garden 2

Enjoy a cream tea with Pauline and George in their delightfully varied eco-friendly cottage garden, tucked away behind New Road. It has charming gazebos, peaceful seating areas, attractive pond and appealing picket-fenced vegetable plot.

Garden 3

Tim and Lesley enjoy growing vegetables in raised beds in their hidden garden on New Road. They say that if you can’t eat it they don’t grow it (although you will actually find some lovely flowers too!). This mature garden is wheelchair-friendly, with private sitting areas.

Garden 4

Hidden behind the Old Vicarage, Anne and Bill’s mature traditional garden has a large rose garden and is filled with scented colourful flowers, as well as a small apple orchard, soft fruit trees and a pond. (Although the approach to the garden is fairly steep, once there the terrain is flat and accessible – and it’s well worth the pull up the drive!)

Garden 5

Opposite the Church and Pleasure Ground is Pete and Lynette’s secluded cottage garden, filled with flowers, trees and seats.

Garden 6

Behind Hillfoot Farm Cottage is a constantly evolving garden which has undergone a radical transformation since Barbara and David moved in 2 years ago. Meandering paths lead you through archways and arbours, to a secluded pergola where you can relax overlooking the fish pond. Take time for a cream tea here – and don’t forget to visit the chickens!

Garden 7

A secluded colourful retreat overlooking the Church and Churchyard, Sylvia and Alan’s traditional garden has colourful scented flowers, trees, vegetables and a water feature.

Garden 8

Meg and Pete’s mature cottage garden has something for everyone – a colourful, flower-filled front garden, a woodland garden to the side, a wildlife garden and pond, as well as fruit and veg.

Garden 9

Phil and Pirjo’s colourful garden is filled with summer flowers, pots and hanging baskets, with newly created paths leading to terraced lawns.

Garden 10

Jon on Main Street describes his garden as a bit of everything with a thriving vine which produces a good supply of wine each year. Since last Hidden Gardens Jon has transformed his front garden with a vibrant display of cottage garden annuals.

Garden 11

A pretty rambling cottage garden where Sue says nature sometimes gets the upper hand! With many seating and eating areas, and a particular emphasis on fragrant plants, this is a lovely garden in which to enjoy a cream tea.

Garden 12

Ian and Grace’s small courtyard garden has undergone big changes since Worlaby’s last Hidden Gardens in 2009. It’s still a riot of colour, and now has a green space and productive greenhouse.

Garden 13

Mel and Bob’s cottage garden, with flowers, soft fruit, vegetables and a water feature, is in the process of being reconstructed with hard landscaping and the beginnings of a new more modern planting scheme.

Garden 14

Sheila and Dave’s secluded garden on Low Road, has wonderful open views over the Ancholme Valley, Scawby and beyond. The garden itself is spacious, with a small pond, hosta bed and an abundance of mature trees, shrubs and perennials and one of the four lovely places in which to enjoy a cream tea.

St Clement’s Church (15)

In 2008 and 2011 St Clement’s Church was awarded first place for its churchyard in The Best Kept Village Competition. Why not enjoy a walk through the beautiful Pleasure Ground and Churchyard to see the flower-filled, grade 2* Church with its newly-restored rare medieval incised leger slab? 

The Woodland Walk and Hollows Project

We hope that villagers and visitors will also enjoy walking through the Woodland Walk and Hollows, a project completed in 2008.

Walk up the hill until you reach a small pond and open ground on your left. This is the start of the walk. Take the right-hand path winding through the wood. When you reach the end of the woodland glade, cross over the track to the Hollows. Go through the gate and take the left hand bark path until you come to the steps. At the top of the steps turn left down the track and walk back to the village past the beautiful Almshouses.