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Faversham Society Open Gardens
25th June @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Society Open Gardens & Garden Market will be held on Sunday 25th June, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. With 35 gardens and 30 garden-related market stalls, this is now the largest one-day open gardens event in South East England. It attracts visitors from all over Kent, London and further afield.
Faversham is a historic market town with over 500 Listed Buildings, many dating back to medieval times. Faversham Open Gardens & Garden Market Day is a chance to see what lies behind the historic houses. Most gardens are within walking distance of each other. This, combined with the Garden Market in the picturesque Market Place, gives the town a festival air on the day, with garden visitors exchanging greetings in the streets when they spot each other’s Open Garden handbooks.
Gardens include walled gardens, wildlife-friendly town gardens, an ‘exotic garden’, a ‘meadow’ garden and a tiny garden bursting with plants. Several gardens are on Faversham’s waterways. Four gardens behind Cyprus Road cross the Cooksditch, an ancient stream, and ‘England’s prettiest allotments’ overlook the beautiful Stonebridge Pond. Stonebridge Lodge on the edge of Stonebridge Ponds, is a garden created around the water.
There are also several community gardens, including the wildlife-friendly and pioneering Abbey Physic Garden, which helps people suffering from physical or mental difficulties. And, as well as gardens behind ancient buildings, there are also new-build gardens.
The Garden Market has several specialist plants stalls and also sells vintage and second-hand garden tools and artefacts, local crafts and hand-made foods. It is open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
In the central Market Place will be a popular garden market where a large number of stalls will be selling plants, food, gardenalia and other garden related items.
All proceeds to the Faversham Society.
Admission: £6.00 per adult (£10.00 for two) which covers all gardens.
Tickets available in advance from end of May from the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, Preston Street, and on the day from our Market stall in Market Place.